Friday, October 6, 2017

ACTION: HELP PROMOTE THE ACA

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, October 6 2017
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THE ATTACKS ON THE ACA CONTINUE
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#ProtectOurCare
#ACASignups

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-aca-enrollment-nears-administration-keeps-cutting-federal-support-of-the-law/2017/10/05/cc5995a2-a50e-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.9aa66d7e769b

The GOP quest to repeal and replace the ACA continues.  The Trump administration is thoroughly undermining the ACA. The Republican budget has so many tax cuts for the wealthy that the ACA, Medicaid and Medicare are at risk.

The Trump Administration drove up the premiums for individuals: instead of keeping these premiums low by guaranteeing cost sharing reduction payments, Congress spent time on ACA repeal instead. Many markets will see premium increases. http://lat.ms/2xQ0v8p

ACA enrollment is being deliberately sabotaged. HHS has:
• cut the enrollment window in half
• planned to disable the enrollment website every Sunday for “maintenance”
• cut enrollment advertising by 90%
• cut funding for enrollment navigators
• prohibited regional directors from participating in enrollment events
 http://bit.ly/2gQHNH2

If all of this doesn’t sink Obamacare, the GOP is ready with its budget. Republicans plan to use reconciliation to pass tax cuts for the wealthy with only 50 votes, while cutting unspecified trillions in nonmilitary spending--putting the ACA, Medicaid and Medicare at risk. http://ampr.gs/2xSpLud.  Senator Schumer confirmed that, if this budget passes, social programs will shrink. http://bit.ly/2wwyeA4.

Healthcare is a human right.  Our government must commit to our human rights.  Congress must protect the ACA.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(or leave a voice mail after hours)

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code].  I am concerned about the continued attacks on the ACA.  The Trump administration is sabotaging the markets and the enrollment period.  The GOP budget put the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid at risk.  Please protect the ACA from the GOP budget and work to stabilize the individual market. Thank you. “

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**ACTION 2: HELP PROMOTE THE ACA ENROLLMENT WINDOW
Join the crowd-sourced campaign to advertise ACA enrollment: http://bit.ly/2yTroGP
Help support ACA enrollment here: www.getamericacovered.org

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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

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-aca-enrollment-nears-administration-keeps-cutting-federal-support-of-the-law/2017/10/05/cc5995a2-a50e-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.9aa66d7e769b

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