In an admirable bipartisan effort, Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander have proposed a bill that would address much of the uncertainty to the ACA after being attacked by the GOP and the Trump Adminstration. The bill, called the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017, would
- save $3.8 billion over the next decade;
- provide more state participation in the ACA's innovation waivers ("1332 waivers");
- fund the ACA's CSR (cost-reduction) payment, that help offset costs to insurers for low-income people.
This bill, introduced in October, is currently "in limbo," but there is enough support in the Senate to pass the bill. The House also needs to be brought on board for final passage.
Today, call your MOCs to tell them to get this bill passed. Please also consider letting friends and family in other states know about this bill and ask them to get their MOCs on board.
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400
"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP] today. I just read about the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017 from Senators Alexander and Murray. We need to keep the ACA from being destroyed by Trump's and the GOP attacks. - Especially after the passage last week of the Tax Cut bill that affects the ACA. Please do everything possible to get this bill passed. Thank you."
Background: "The bipartisan Obamacare fix just got the best review of any healthcare bill this year" - http://www.businessinsider.com/alexander-murray-obamacare-bill-text-cbo-score-2017-10
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