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8 DAYS to save our health care

The threat of ACA repeal is back, and it is worse than ever. Congress is set to vote on Graham-Cassidy, a bill that would raise premiums for most families, allow insurance to discriminate based on pre-existing conditions, and make devastating cuts to Medicaid. Congress is serious about trying to...

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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...

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You got their attention – now’s the time to speak up

In the last few months, we showed Congress just how powerful our voices are. Now that we have their attention, it’s important that we keep speaking out on issues that affect us – whether it’s healthcare, education, or another policy issue. Right now, our Senators and Representatives are in...

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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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