Friday, June 16, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO DEMAND A HEARING ON TRUMPCARE

From Indivisible Oregon..

**CALL TO ACTION** 
Friday, June 16, 2017
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WE NEED A HEARING ON TRUMPCARE NOW
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#NoScoreNoVote
#ShowUsTheBill
The Senate continues to work on Trumpcare/AHCA behind closed doors – with insurers and Trump himself (http://bit.ly/2roRJMRhttp://bit.ly/2tkk3MN). They are determined to take away healthcare from 23 million people with no hearings. This is undemocratic and authoritarian. 
--Trumpcare hurts Medicaid and allows states to give waivers to Obamacare’s Essential Health Benefits (EHB) and community ratings. http://abcn.ws/2peLd5V
--Trumpcare will put preexisting conditions coverage at risk-- denying care to those who need it most.  http://theatln.tc/2rVS9ZQ
Trumpcare is especially devastating for older Americans:
--those 60+ near the poverty line will see premiums increase by 45% http://bit.ly/2rxnNMH
--gutting Medicaid would hurt nursing home patients - Medicaid covers 60% of nursing home care http://bit.ly/2myUpkm
--it allows insures to charge 5x more for healthcare which disproportionately affects seniors http://abcn.ws/2peLd5V

Sens Wyden and Merkley are sounding the alarm:
--both support the No Hearing, No Vote act (http://bit.ly/2sqQUTJ).
--both are asking us to make noise (http://bit.ly/2rZ8s7Mhttp://bit.ly/2sqDlnf). 
America deserves to know what Trumpcare is. We need hearings. We need public comment. We need Sens Wyden and Merkely to withhold unanimous consent on Senate business until there is a hearing on Trumpcare/AHCA. SHOW US THE BILL!
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATOR** 
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am worried and angered that the Senate might pass a health care bill this month without any hearings or public comment. Thank you for supporting the No Hearing, No Vote Act. But we must go further. I ask the Senator withhold unanimous consent on all Senate business until the Senate healthcare bill has a hearing. 
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**ACTION 2: WATCH AND SHARE THESE VIDEOS***
Senator Clair McCaskill’s facts about rushing Trumpcare: http://bit.ly/2rfeRYU
Democratic Senate Campaign Committee ad about “The Price” of Trumpcare: http://bit.ly/2rtPqDg
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**ACTION 3: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN OTHER STATES** 
Republicans will need 50 of their 52 Senators to vote yes, assuming that no Democrat votes yes. This means that any three Republican Senators can stop the bill. Those who have expressed concern about the AHCA are: Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Deal Heller (NV) Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Rob Portman (OH). Please urge all family and friends to call their Senators and ask them to show the bill AND vote NO on Trumpcare. 
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**ACTION 4: SHARE YOUR ACA STORIES** 
With Senator Merkley http://bit.ly/2mTMX5P 
With Senator Wyden: http://bit.ly/2rkMcTY 
With the White House: http://bit.ly/2nhCany 
With the Senate Finance Committee: healthreform@finance.senate.gov 
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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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