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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thursday’s Vote Jeopardizes Health Care for Millions

Patrick Willard

Senior Director of State and National Strategic Partnerships

This week every member of the House of Representatives will reveal where he or she stands on protecting the health coverage of 20+ million people across the country. Last minute changes make the GOP repeal bill worse for low-income consumers, and better for the wealthiest. While millions will lose coverage, Republicans want to speed up tax cuts for the wealthy.

After last week’s dismal CBO score, Republicans made revisions to the bill, called the American Health Care Act, last night. Nothing in these changes meets our standard for an ACA replacement.

What to expect this week: Floor vote on the bill on Thursday

  • Wednesday: The House Rules Committee will vote on the new version of the bill released last night. This new version adds an amendment relating to work requirements in Medicaid and leaves millions of working families, seniors, people with disabilities, and children without access to the coverage and care they need.
  • Thursday: On the seventh anniversary of the ACA, Speaker Paul Ryan intends to hold a vote of the full House of Representatives on this harmful repeal bill.

Call your Representative: Tell your Representative to vote “NO.”

CALL CONGRESS – 1-866-426-2631

Representatives need to hear from their constituents with this simple message:

"Please vote against the American Health Care Act. The health care of over 20 million people is at stake. This bill will make consumers pay more and get less in their health coverage than we do now under the ACA."

Together we can stop this legislation!