Healthcare Reform Update: Thank You! Prepare for the Days Ahead

NYAPRS Note: I want to add Ron Manderscheid’s stirring words of thanks to my own and to encourage readers to sign up for future postings from Families USA…our work is far from over!

Dear All: 
Last week, the so called skinny health reform bill failed in the Senate. This is a huge win for all people who are disabled, poor, or elderly, and for all Americans.
Thank you to every single one of you who called your Senators, participated in an event, or simply spread the word about how devestating the House and Senate bills would have been for all Americans.
Let's celebrate this wonderful victory and prepare to take the next steps (see below)
Thanks again!
Ron Manderscheid, executive director, National Association of County Mental Health and Developmental Disability Directors
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ACA Repeal is Defeated in Senate by 51-49 Vote
Families USA http://familiesusa.org/initiatives/protect-our-care

A vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a "skinny repeal" billfailed in the early morning hoursof Friday, July 28.
The months of phone calls, rallies, and online advocacy, your voices were instrumental to securing this massive victory for our health care system.
How did your senators vote? Use our email tool to thank them for voting “no” or condemning their “yes” vote.Enter your zip code to get started.
Just because the vote is over does not mean that our health care is safe.
The Trump Administration still has the ability tosabotage the Affordable Care Actin multiple ways andMedicaid cuts are still possiblein states.Sign upto get the latest updates in the weeks and months ahead.