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VOTE POSTPONED – there’s still time to save the ACA and Medicaid

All week, the House of Representatives had planned to vote on ACA repeal today–and thanks to your advocacy, the vote has been postponed. We don’t know if the vote will be postponed until tomorrow or until next week. But we do know that the politicians working to repeal the ACA and destroy Medicaid hope to use this delay to persuade more Representatives to vote Yes. We can’t let that happen. KEEP CALLING your Representatives and tell them to vote NO on ACA repeal.

Representatives are under unprecedented pressure now from people who want them to vote Yes. Now more than ever, Representatives need to hear their constituents demand that they stand up for people with disabilities. Here’s a script you can use:

Script for calling your Representative
My name is [your full name]. I’m a constituent of Representative [name], and I live in [your town]. I’m calling to ask the Representative to vote NO on repealing the Affordable Care Act. [Number of people] of your constituents rely on the insurance they get under the Affordable Care Act. This bill would take lifesaving health coverage away from your constituents, and it would destroy funding for Medicaid services that people depend on to live in the community. New and drastic changes added in the dead of night – like work requirements for Medicaid and eliminating the essential health benefits – only make it worse. A bill that causes 24 million Americans to lose their health coverage isn’t a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Please vote NO on the repeal.
If you find it easier to leave an answering machine message than to talk to a staffer on the phone, this is a great opportunity to call after work hours or over the weekend. Your message will still be counted. You can also read our toolkit on communicating with your elected officials for more strategies, scripts, and templates you can use to get your point across.

We can stop this dangerous bill right here – but only if we keep making noise. Pick up the phone again, and make sure your Representative knows: Nothing About Us, Without Us!

 

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