Take Action: May 8, 2017 Continue to request health care legislation that you support
It will be tougher to pass the healthcare bill in the Senate. If you are opposed to the present AHCA, here are some actions to take and some resources to learn from.
Call your Senators: If you’re concerned, start the calls and the faxes to your Senators now. They need to hear from their constituents. Insist that the CBO gives its report first, too. More information and call scripts at here.
Rooted in Rights, a disability rights group, and the National Council on Independent Living are asking for video submissions for the #IAmAPreExistingCondition campaign. The campaign is working towards humanizing those of us who will be affected by the AHCA, so that our senators can associate the dangerous effects of this bill with real people.
Certain Republican senators may be especially open to listening to constituents across the aisle. If you are concerned about a healthcare bill that leave millions uninsured because of pre-existing conditions, cuts Medicaid for our most vulnerable, and gives tax cuts to the wealthy, and these Senators are yours, be sure to contact.
1) AK: Lisa Murkowski, 1900 First Ave Ste 225, Ketchikan AK 99901-6059,
2) AZ: Jeff Flake, 6840 N Oracle Rd Ste 150, Tucson AZ 85704-4252,
3) CO: Cory Gardner, 102 S Tejon St #930, Colorado Springs CO 80903-2231,
4) ME: Susan Collins, 1 Canal Plz Ste 802, Portland ME 04101-4035,
5) NV: Dean Heller, 8930 W Sunset Rd Ste 230, Las Vegas NV 89148-5010,
6) OH: Rob Portman, 37 W Broad St Ste 300, Columbus OH 43215-4180,
7) PA: Pat Toomey, US Federal Bldg, 17 S Park Row B120, Erie PA 16501-1156,
8) WV: Shelly Moore Capito, 48 Donley St Ste 504, Morgantown WV 26501-5900
What else is there? According the World Health Organization, the U.S.A ranks 37th in the world in regards to health care. We do not have a healthcare system that compares favorably by quantitative or qualitative measures.
Tax cuts: Warren Buffet has commented on the math behind the bill: “If the Republican bill had been law last year, he said, “my federal taxes would have gone down 17 percent last year, so it’s a huge tax cut for guys like me…. That is in the law that was passed a couple days ago,” he added. “Anybody with $250,000 a year of adjusted gross income and a lot of investment income is going to have a huge tax cut.”