NYAPRS Note: Your Action is Needed Right Now to oppose the latest attack on Medicaid via a new GOP proposal advanced by Senator Bill Cassidy and Congressman Lindsay Graham!
ACTION ALERT: Make two calls NOW to save Medicaid!
The U.S. Senate is at it again. A bill by Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would decimate Medicaid and make other wide-sweeping, devastating changes to the Affordable Care Act. The bill is referred to as “Graham-Cassidy,” and it is gaining traction. Senate leadership has indicated they may move it for a vote next week. If it does pass the Senate, it could be sent to the House for swift action and a likely immediate vote.
Specifically, Graham-Cassidy would establish per-capita Medicaid caps and end the ACA Medicaid expansion. It would also do away with subsidies for low-income people to purchase coverage on the Exchange. Here is a link to more information by the National Health Law Program (NHeLP).
Mary Clark of the New York State chapter of Health Care for America Now! (HCAN) has shared the following instructions for making TWO calls:
1) Use the 1199 Hub Dialer to be connected to people in Ohio to ask them to call Senator Rob Portman (identified as a key target).
Here are the instructions: To log into the campaign, you need only go to hubdialer.com/agent and log in with the campaign ID09740 and the passcode 171717. And here is the training video: https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/ydnhj71ul4?popover=true
2) Use the HCAN toll-free number 844-898-1199to be connected to the House switchboard. Ask to speak with your House Representative.
Attached are fact sheets by Families USA and Community Catalyst on the Graham-Cassidy bill, as well as talking points to use when making your calls.