wednesday 4/26/2017 CALL TO ACTIVISM FOR DEMOCRACY!
THE GOP WANTS OBAMACARE...FOR THEMSELVES only.
the gop congress wants better healthcare than you and they thought you WOULDN'T' notice.
"House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan.
The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions. This means that insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people higher premiums than healthy people.
Republican legislators liked this policy well enough to offer it in a new amendment. They do not, however, seem to like it enough to have it apply to themselves and their staff. A spokesperson for Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), who authored this amendment, confirmed this was the case: Members of Congress and their staff would get the guarantee of keeping these Obamacare regulations" (Vox).
HOW TO USE YOUR VOICE:
1) Call the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121
2) To Reach Your Representatives, Press 2.
3) To Reach Your Senators, Press 1.
health care script
Hello, my name is (YOUR NAME) and I am calling to add my name to the sea of voices in our state who support the most important provisions of Affordable Care Act and REJECT any plan that would eliminate protections for those with preexisting conditions.
The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of ObamaCare’s ban on preexisting conditions. This means that insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people higher premiums than healthy people.
What we need is an honest and fair improvement of the current laws. The GOP’s new plan would reduce the government’s role in helping people afford health insurance and would likely leave millions of people without it. Between 6 million and 10 million people would have lost coverage if the last plan was passed. What's more, Tom MacArthur's amendment allows Congress and their stadd to keep ObamaCare regulations. That is wrong.