September 19, 2017

Action Alert:
Tell your Senators to Vote NO on Health Care Repeal

Update: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell originally indicated he was planning a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill on September 30, 2017—the deadline to pass legislation under budget reconciliation. But when Republican Senators John McCain and Rand Paul said they would vote against Graham-Cassidy, McConnell tabled the bill on September 26, 2017. Thanks to everyone who took this action and helped preserve critical health care coverage for gun violence victims and survivors!

Congressional Republicans have not given up on their efforts to do away with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and are planning to bring a repeal bill up for a vote before September 30 (when their ability to pass the legislation with 51 votes expires). The bill was introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). It would “eliminate federal funding for Medicaid expansion and for Obamacare subsidies that lower premiums, deductibles and co-pays in 2020.”

The ACA helps gunshot victims by guaranteeing access to specialists, physical therapy, nursing home care, antibiotics, medical supplies and wheelchairs.

Every year, more than 80,000 Americans are injured by firearms. The Affordable Care Act has assisted many gunshot victims in their path to recovery by ensuring their access to Medicaid and other critical coverage/services. Without the ACA, many of these victims would die or suffer needlessly.

Please call your two U.S. Senators through the U.S. Capitol Hotline at (202) 224-3121 and give them the following message:

Please vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy bill when it comes to the Senate floor. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act would be particularly devastating to gunshot victims, who depend on Medicaid and other coverage/services provided by the law. If the ACA is repealed, many of these victims will suffer, or die, needlessly. I will be watching your vote very closely and making my decisions on voting, philanthropy, activism and organizing based on it.

If you do not know who your two Senators are, click here (this link will also give you direct dial phone numbers for their DC offices):

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