Critical Action Needed NOW to #SaveMedicaid!
Revised Senate Healthcare Bill Revealed
The Senate Health Care Legislation
Continues to Pose a Severe Threat to People with Disabilities
The next four days are crucial.
Now is the time to join together and make our voices heard!
BELOW IS A PARAPHRASED SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS
SHARED BY A PROMINENT FEDERAL POLICY EXPERT:
- We are at a point when it is crucial to mobilize advocacy against the Senate bill that is being considered to deconstruct the Medicaid program.
- After yesterday's reveal of the new Senate health care bill, we believe that the Senate is close to having the votes needed to move the bill forward.
- The vote on the bill is likely to take place late Thursday or sometime Friday of the coming week.
- This is crunch time and we really need people to take action.
THE REVISED BILL:
- Still contains provisions to take apart, cap and cut Medicaid ($772 Billion to be cut from Medicaid over 10 years)
- Still allows the elimination of essential health care benefits
- Still allows insurance companies to discriminate against pre-existing conditions
- Still eliminates the incentive to provide home and community-based services
- Contains a new section that will create two risk pools - one will segregate high health care need individuals with an increase premium costs from those with lower needs
Now is the time to act - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday -
unfortunately, there are no weekends off as we voice our concern
over the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.
Here's What You CAN Do (today and over the weekend):
- Call Senators Isakson and Perdue, Governor Deal and Lt. Gov. Cagle (contact below); e-mail them; visit their offices;
- Write short stories about yourself, your child, your parent, your relatives, or your friends who have a disability and need the support of Medicaid and health care (include a picture with your story)
- Video yourself and share your story on Facebook and Twitter (make sure you include your Senators so she or he can see your social media) and ask friends and family to do the same.
- Your messages and stories are the best way to get your message heard.
US Senator Johnny Isakson
Atlanta Office: 3625 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 970, Atlanta, GA 30339, Tel: (770) 661-0999
DC Office Tel: (202) 224-3643
US Senator David Perdue
DC Office Tel: (202) 224-3521
Atlanta Office Tel: (404) 865-0087
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
Fax: (404) 657-7332
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle
Phone: (404) 656-5030
Fax: (404) 656-6739
For more information on how to get your voice heard, go to gcdd.org/save-medicaid.