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ACA repeal is back – and so are we

The Senate is at it again, trying to rush through disastrous legislation to take our health care away. The Graham-Cassidy bill introduced this week will have the same devastating effects as the repeal bills we’ve been beating back all year. It will slash Medicaid funding, leave millions without health insurance, and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage if you have a disability.
Graphic from FamiliesUSA showing that the Graham-Cassidy bill and the previous repeal bills have the following things in common: eliminates coverage for millions, makes massive cuts to Medicaid, eliminates the ACA's guarantee of financial help for lower- and middle-income families, guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions, pushes health care costs onto statesWe stopped them from taking away our health care before, and we can stop them now. You know the drill: call both of your Senators, then email them. You can find phone numbers for your Senators’ offices at
contactingcongress.org, and use Access Living’s email tool to send them emails. You can make your own scripts when you call and email, or use ours:

Script for calling your Senators
My name is [your name], and I live in [your town]. I’m [calling/writing] to ask Senator [Name] to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy bill, or any other bills that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, cut Medicaid funding and leave millions of people with no health insurance. The people of [your state] are still watching, and our health care is just as important to us now as it was in July. We’re counting on you to do the right thing and save our health care. Please vote NO on Graham-Cassidy.

If you find it easier to leave an answering machine message than to talk to a staffer on the phone, this weekend is a great time to call. If you don’t speak, you can call using your AAC device, or get a friend to call in and read your message. No matter how you speak out, your voice matters right now. A flood of calls and emails will remind the Senate of what they learned earlier this year – Nothing About Us, Without Us!

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