Monday, June 19, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO PROTECT MEDICAID

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION** 
Monday, June 19 2017
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PROTECT MEDICAID 
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#SaveMedicaid
#DumpTrumpCare
#ProtectOurCare
Republicans will stop at nothing to pass Trumpcare/AHCA. Senate Democrats are holding the floor TONIGHT http://bit.ly/2tDhIga to block them because Trumpcare hurts America. Especially those on Medicaid. 
Trumpcare will end Medicaid as we know it. It destroys a 52-year Federal Government pact to provide a medical safety net.
Currently Medicaid provides coverage for http://bit.ly/2mcSfrh:
• our most vulnerable patients– children, disabled, elderly, working poor 
• 1 in 3 births
• fills funding gaps for 1 in 6 Medicare recipients
• provides long term care coverage for 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 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
• makes re-enrollment after an interruption of coverage nearly impossible. 
Senators Wyden and Merkley have spoken out against Trump’s drastic Medicaid cuts. http://bit.ly/2ti3WQE,  http://bit.ly/2rbw1Z9
We appreciate Senate Democrats holding the floor. They also must withhold consent and filibuster by amendment (http://bit.ly/2tezmao) because the GOP may vote on Trumpcare THIS WEEK. Now is our chance to STOP Trumpcare.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS**
IF SENATORS GET ENOUGH CALLS THEY WILL ENACT THESE TACTICS
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 and filibuster by amendment to stop Trumpcare. “
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**ACTION 2: SHARE YOUR MEDICAID 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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**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. 
**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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