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WE WON! Now what?

It’s been three weeks since the ACA repeal bill failed in Congress, and we’re still just as excited about the power of the disability community to get things done. When you spoke out to save health care, your voice mattered – your calls, visits, emails, letters, and faxes to...

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When we show up, we win!

Dear friends, As last year was drawing to a close, some Members of Congress were making plans. They were going to repeal the Affordable Care Act, gut Medicaid funding, take away health insurance from millions of people, and force us back to the days when disabled people were considered...

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ACTION ALERT: Today matters – we need your voice!

It’s incredible to watch our community of advocates in action. For months now, you’ve been putting in countless hours of your own time calling, emailing, showing up at offices, and rallying to save health care in America. Your persistence is paying off. Over the past couple days, the Senate...

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ACTION ALERT: LAST CHANCE to Save Health Care

Dear friends, The Senate plans to vote THIS WEEK to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The vote could come as early as TOMORROW – even though we still don’t know which of the recently proposed bills they’ll be voting on. But we do know that all of these bills...

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ACTION ALERT: Almost There On Health Care!

Dear friends, The Senate thought that this was the week they could repeal the Affordable Care Act and destroy Medicaid, but your persistence made them think twice. Last night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that they didn’t have the votes–but there’s a catch. Now, in a last desperate...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell the Senate: It’s time to scrap this bill

We’ve won another week. The Senate thought that this was the week they could repeal the Affordable Care Act and destroy Medicaid, but your persistence made them think twice. Now they’re not sure they have the votes they need – but neither does our side. We need more Senators...

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ACTION ALERT: Your voice can save health care!

Yesterday, we saw the latest text of the Senate’s ACA repeal bill. Just as we suspected, the Senate spent their 4th of July recess cutting deals and making trades to sway more Senators towards voting yes. But the new bill is just as devastating for the millions of Americans...

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ACTION ALERT: Where will you be when your Senators come home?

A lot can happen in a week. In the last 7 days, the Senate released a draft of their secretive ACA repeal bill, rushed it to the floor for an uninformed vote, realized they didn’t have enough votes to pass it, and postponed the vote until after the July...

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ACTION ALERT: It’s working – keep it up!

Your advocacy is working. After Senators’ offices began to receive a new wave of calls and protesters, the Senate has postponed their vote on the Affordable Care Act repeal bill. This is a good sign – Senators are worried about how this bill looks to the people they represent....

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ACTION ALERT: Here’s what YOU can do to stop the ACA repeal

Now is the time to act. Last week, ASAN stood with disabled protesters who staged a die-in in the nation’s capital, underscoring the message that if the Senate’s ACA repeal bill is passed, people will die as a direct result. If this bill passes, hundreds of billions of dollars...

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