Prevent Last-Minute ACA Repeal

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Action:  Ditch the latest ACA repeal bill.

A last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA has surfaced in the Senate.  Call your Senators today and tell them to defeat the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621 or (206) 553-5545

Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441 or (206) 220-6400

Script:

“I am calling to express my extreme concern about the attempt to repeal the ACA via the Graham-Cassidy bill.  This bill would undermine the stability of the health insurance market under the ACA, and it deprives low-income consumers of important health care insurance funding. Please work with your Senate colleagues to defeat this bill.”

Background:

This bill would turn over funding from the ACA to the states in a block grant.  It would remove tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies that form the foundation of the ACA benefits to low- and middle-income consumers.  It would cancel the individual mandate for health insurance while mandating that insurances companies cover everyone, which has typically resulted in ballooning health insurance premiums.  

“McCain backs Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal effort” - http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/349462-mccain-backs-graham-cassidy-obamacare-repeal-effort

“New Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill Due Monday” - https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/09/07/us/politics/07reuters-usa-congress-healthcare.html

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GOOD NEWS

Bipartisan effort in Senate to control health costs, supported by a coalition of governors, and led by Senator Patty Murray.  “A group of Republican and Democratic governors became the latest voices Thursday to endorse a bipartisan Senate drive to control health insurance costs, in defiance of President Donald Trump.” - http://www.seattletimes.com/business/governors-back-bipartisan-senate-bid-to-control-health-costs/