Call of the Day: Prevent 3 Million Kids From Losing Health Insurance

TrumpCare (a.k.a, the American Health Care Act, or AHCA) would strip coverage from at least 23 million people and cut Medicaid by $800 billion, in order to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations.  
 
The coverage drops would impact our society's most vulnerable hardest. Recently, the news broke that if the AHCA becomes law, then the uninsured rate for American children would increase by 50% by 2026, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The center estimates that roughly 3 million kids would lose their insurance in just ten years.  
 
Obviously that's unacceptable. So keep calling!


WHO TO CALL: Senator Cassidy and Sen. Kennedy

Sen. Bill Cassidy - DC OFFICE: (202) 224-5824 and METAIRIE OFFICE: (504) 838-0130
Sen. John Kennedy:  DC OFFICE: (202) 224-4623 and MONROE OFFICE (318) 361-1489
 
Reminders: Identify where you're calling from (town and zip code is fine) so they know you're an actual constituent. Be concise - the office will get through more calls that way. Be polite and don't argue with the staffer - they don't set policy.  If you get a voicemail, then leave a message. And if you get a busy signal -- call back later!

Sample script

Hi, my name is [Name] from New Orleans, zip code 70119 [or wherever you're from]. I don't need a response.
 
I'm calling in response to the report published by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently. According to their analysis of the CBO report that under the AHCA, the uninsured rate for children would increase by a whopping 50% by 2026. This means 3 million more children without coverage. This is unacceptable. I want the Senator to vote no on any plan that would result in children losing coverage, and for him to push for an open and transparent legislative process where issues like this can be exposed and fixed before the bill is passed.
 
Thank you for your time, and your hard work answering the phones.

Indivisible New Orleans has 2000+ members! If everyone makes one call, that kind of thing gets noticed. So go on. Let's get those phones ringing off the hook!

This call is courtesy of Metairie Indivisible.