Senate Health Care Vote Likely July 20, 2017 – Calls needed
Even if you called already – make another call before the expected vote on Thursday July 20.
Representatives and Senators heard an earful during the Congressional recess; constituents want health insurance fixed, not worsened. Constituent outrage has slowed down passage, but the Senate Health Care bill is getting worse and worse. Now, on top of huge cuts to Medicaid, they want to offer Senate Conservatives who were on the fence a new provision – to allow the sale of health insurance (not under Medicare) that will be practically worthless, a somewhat low cost plan with high deductibles and few benefits.
What’s the message:
Constituent calls are needed to local offices by July 20th.
Urge your Representative to :
1. oppose drastic cuts to Medicaid due to their impact on the quality of care and access to care for seniors and the people they care about.
2. oppose tax breaks to the wealthy that deplete the Medicare Trust Fund.
Then call our US Senators’ Washington offices and thank them for defending seniors by opposing the bill to repeal and replace the ACA that cuts Medicaid and Medicare.
US Senator Schumer (202) 224-6542
US Senator Gillibrand (202) 224-4451
For more information on the impact on older residents, read this article.