Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO SAVE MEDICAID FROM TRUMPCARE

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION** 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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SAVE MEDICAID FROM TRUMPCARE – IT’S ENTITLEMENT REFORM IN DISGUISE 
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#SaveMedicaid
#DumpTrumpCare
#ProtectOurCare
Trumpcare (AHCA) will end Medicaid as we know it and cost lives. It destroys a 52-year Federal Government pact to provide a medical safety net. 
Currently Medicaid: http://bit.ly/2mcSfrh
--cares for our most vulnerable patients– children, disabled, elderly, working poor
--covers 1 in 3 births
--fills funding gaps for 1 in 6 Medicare recipients
--is the nation’s MAJOR source of long term care: covering 6 in 10 nursing home patients
Under Trumpcare/AHCA, the federal government will: http://bit.ly/2n8nZRs
-- drastically cut its share of Medicaid funding
-- no longer provide guaranteed Medicaid funding to States but instead provide funds per capita – a limited set sum. Increases in population or illness rates will force states to cut coverage.
--end the ACA Medicaid expansion, freezing it in 2020. Re-enrollment after coverage interruption will be nearly impossible. 
Trump’s FY-2018 budget also cuts $800-billion from Medicaid!! http://cnn.it/2r9mK6P
Senators Wyden and Merkley have spoken out against Trump’s drastic Medicaid cuts. http://bit.ly/2reaBfVhttp://bit.ly/2rbw1Z9.
Trumpcare is entitlement reform to end Medicaid and breaks the federal government’s promise to take care of all Americans—not just the wealthy. We must throw out the Trumpcare/AHCA, save Medicaid, and fix the ACA.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Senator [--] for standing up against Trumpcare. I am especially concerned about drastic proposed cuts to Medicaid. We cannot abandon our most vulnerable patients. I am asking the Senator to withhold consent on all Senate business until a Health Plan at least as good as the ACA--with no Medicaid cuts-- is passed. Trumpcare must be thrown out. It cannot be changed for the better 
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**ACTION 2: SHARE YOUR MEDICAID STORIES**
With Senator Merkley http://bit.ly/2mTMX5P
With the White House: http://bit.ly/2nhCany
With the Senate Finance Committee: healthreform@finance.senate.gov
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**ACTION 3: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN OTHER STATES
Urge them to call and ask their Senators to promise to protect Medicaid and to share their Medicaid stories.
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**ACTION 4: SHOW UP AT TOWN HALLS**
Our MoCs are on recess. Show up at their town halls and let them know how you feel about your healthcare!
May 30th Senator Merkely Town Hall: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/events/town-halls
May 30th Rep Blumenauer Single Payer Town Hall: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/events/town-halls
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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