Urge Your House Member NOW to Reject Further Harmful Amendments to the AHCA!

The House is expected to begin debate on AHCA this am and have final votes today, perhaps by 5pm. There are 3 NEW amendments to the bill in hopes to bring in more votes to pass the bill:

  • Repeal Essential Health Benefits
  • Add $15 billion to the stabilization fund, which Rep Murphy apparently is claiming as funding he obtained for mental health (despite the fact that repealing EHB will undermine mental health and substance use coverage)
  • Delay repeal of the Medicare high income tax by 6 years (presumably to pay for the repeal of EHB)

The new legislative language is attached. These amendments are causing some moderates to flip their “no” vote to a “yes”. We can’t let the bill pass!

Here’s what we need you to do ASAP:

  • Calls, calls, calls. Here's a tool that you can share or use SEIU's numbers (English 866-426-2631; Spanish 877-736-7831). MAKE CALLS NOW.Matt Fuller from Huffington Post has the count at 23 No votes - 22 defeats it. We must keep the pressure on because people will flip with the new amendments.
  • Turn out and amplify.There are events happening around the country - turn out in the districts. Check out ResistanceNearMe.org for events. Help make these events seen in real time by tagging the targeted member in social media with pictures, live feed, etc.
  • Get out the facts.This bill is terrible and it's getting worse. What moderates may not know is just how bad eliminating essential health benefits are.

    Covering pre-existing conditions would only be on paper.Plans will not cover basic services, even prescription drugs, that people need to treat their conditions to stay healthy. (Here’s NHeLP’s issue brief updated yesterday on EHBs and CBPP talking points attached.)
    Charging women more than men. No longer requiring plans to cover maternity care would mean that insurance companies would once again be able to penalize women and charge them more.
    Removing Essential Health Benefits effectively obliterates out-of-pocket caps and reinstates annual and lifetime limits.Because annual and lifetime limits apply only to essential health benefits, insurers could once again put a cap on how much care one receives but not on how much people owe. Those with employer-sponsored coverage will be at risk too.

ASK: VOTE NO! We need every member to PUBLICLY oppose the health care repeal bill as soon as possible.We need people to publicly say they are going to vote no so when the time comes for them to vote we already have them on record so they will be less likely to flip.

Current Whip List of Who Has Publicly Made a Statement Since Vote Announcement

Moderates - NO
Dent (PA)

Lance (NJ)

Smith (NJ)

LoBiondo (NJ)

D Young (IA) - voted against rule

Donovan (NY)

Moderate - Maybe
Katko (NY)

Moderate - YES
Kinzinger (IL)

Thompson (PA)

Conserv - NO
Meadows (NC)

Amash (MI) - voted against rule

Massie (KY) - voted against rule

W Jones (NC) - voted against rule

Brooks (AL)

Gohmert (TX)

Biggs (AZ)

Conserv - YES
Barton (TX)

Conserv - MAYBE

Moderates That Need To Hear From Their Constituents
Current position on AHCA - since vote was announced.

Will update as we get more info.

    NV-02

    Mark

    Amodei

    CO-06

    Mike

    Coffman

    VA-10

    Barbara

    Comstock

    PA-06

    Ryan

    Costello

    CA-08

    Paul

    Cook

    FL-26

    Carlos

    Curbelo

    CA-10

    Jeff

    Denham

    PA-15

    Charlie

    Dent

    No

    NY-11

    Dan

    Donovan

    No

    FL-25

    Mario

    Diaz-Balart

    CA-49

    Darrell

    Issa

    OH-06

    Bill

    Johnson

    NY-24

    John

    Katko

    MAYBE

    NY-02

    Peter

    King

    CA-25

    Steve

    Knight

    NJ-07

    Leonard

    Lance

    No

    OH-05

    Bob

    Latta

    NJ-02

    Frank

    LoBiondo

    No

    FL-18

    Brian

    Mast

    AZ-02

    Martha

    McSally

    PA-07

    Pat

    Meehan

    ME-02

    Bruce

    Poloquin

    OH-16

    Jim

    Renacci

    FL-27

    Ileana

    Ros-Lehtinen

    NJ-04

    Chris

    Smith

    No

    VA-02

    Scott

    Taylor

    OH-12

    Pat

    Tiberi

    CA-21

    David

    Valadao

    AK-AL

    Don

    Young

    IA-03

    David

    Young

    No

    NY-01

    Lee

    Zeldin