The U.S. House of Representatives is voting today on a plan that would rip health coverage away from 24 million Americans, impose an unaffordable “age tax” on health care for older adults, end Medicaid as we know it, and undermine the Medicare guarantee. Recent changes to the proposal have only made a bad bill worse.
Your voice has never been more important than it is today. Follow the steps below to urge your representative to vote “no” on the American Health Care Act.[x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top:0px;”]Step One: Call 866-426-2631 to contact your member of Congress.[/x_custom_headline]You will be asked to enter your five-digit zip code before being transferred to your representative. Urge your representative to:Vote “no” on taking health care away from 24 million people. The American Health Care Act increases health care costs—most of all for Americans in their 50s and 60s—and puts coverage out of reach for millions.Vote “no” on capping Medicaid dollars. The American Health Care Act cuts $880 billion from Medicaid. These caps will force states to ration care, threatening access to long-term home care that allows older adults and people with disabilities to stay in their communities and to nursing home care when it is needed.Vote “no” on cutting Medicare. The American Health Care Act creates a tax windfall for the wealthiest Americans and pharmaceutical corporations at Medicare’s expense. These tax breaks undermine the Medicare trust fund, which helps pay for hospital care that older adults and people with disabilities need, and will hike Medicare Part B premiums.[x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top:0px;”]Step Two: Write to your member of Congress.[/x_custom_headline]After you call your member of Congress, send them a letter. You can use our letter, or adapt the letter with your own message.[x_button size=”global” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”http://action.medicarerights.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21422″ title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Take action![/x_button]
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