July 18, 2017 The Call – #RepealIsNotAPlan #SaveACA #ProtectOurCare On Monday evening, more Republican Senators came out against the Trumpcare bill, causing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to withdraw the bill because he didn’t have the votes. McConnell then announced that he would ask the Senate to vote on an ACA repeal bill the they passed in 2015, which was vetoed by President Obama, with no replacement. The straight ACA repeal bill was scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in January, 2017 and the CBO found it would result in 32 million people losing insurance and skyrocketing premiums. Straight repeal is a disaster that would be a potential death sentence for millions of Americans. Democrats have offered to work with Republicans to improve the ACA and stabilize the ACA exchanges. Democrats should be urged to use every possible tactic to defeat the ACA repeal. Republicans need to be told that any plan that benefits the wealthy and leaves sick and vulnerable Americans without insurance is unacceptable. It is time for them to work with Democrats for a bipartisan fix to improve the ACA. A high volume of calls is needed to quickly squash the repeal of the ACA. Your Action Call both your senators. Tell Democratic senators to use every tactic available to defeat the repeal bill. Tell Republican senators that any bill that gives tax cuts to the wealthy and leaves sick and vulnerable Americans without insurance is wrong for the country. Talking Points
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
[IMPORTANT] Describe how the repeal of the ACA would personally impact you, your friends or family.
[Democrat senators] Repealing the ACA gives the rich a tax break, sky rockets premiums and is a potential death sentence for the poor and disabled. Please use every procedural tactic available to defeat the bill.
[Republican senators] Repealing the ACA without a replacement is not an acceptable plan. It would give a tax break to the rich, skyrocket premiums and be a death sentence for millions of Americans. It is time to work on a bipartisan fix to the ACA.