Senate leadership is attempting one final attempt to rush through a bill to repeal and replace the ACA. The Graham-Cassidy bill (the latest version) would strip away patient protections, gut Medicaid funding, and ultimately result in tens of millions of Americans losing health care coverage. Due to procedural rules, they have until the 30th to pass this bill under the arcane Reconciliation process. It’s critical that we put pressure on our senators before then to prevent this bill from making it to the floor.
Help #ProtectOurCare! Call the National HIV Hotline at 1-866-246-9371 to be connected to your senators and urge them to vote NO on Graham-Cassidy!
You can use this sample script once you’re connected:
“Hi, my name is _____ and I live in ______. I am calling to urge Senator _______ to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy bill. This bill would cause over 30 million Americans to lose health care coverage, including many older Americans and those with disabilities or chronic conditions. The bill would also remove important patient protections such as those for people with pre-existing conditions, and severely cut funding for Medicaid, which provides vital health services to over 1 million Alabama individuals and children. I strongly urge the senator to oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill and work on bipartisan health care reforms instead. This issue is extremely important to me, and I will be following the senator’s vote closely. Thank you for your time.”
When you’re done, tell your friends and neighbors to take action too, and don’t forget to call back again to keep up the pressure. Finally, mark your calendar for the National HIV Call-In Day happening on Tuesday, September 26th!
Senate leadership thinks they can sneak through this last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA without anyone noticing. Call your senators TODAY to let them know you’re watching. For more info on the Graham-Cassidy Bill, visit Families USA, and check out Positive Women’s Network –
For more information about the Graham-Cassidy bill, contact AIDS Alabama's Director of Policy and Advocacy, Matt Pagnotti.