Call of the Day: Tell Your Senators To Vote NO On The "Better Care Reconciliation Act" (BCRA)

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

You may have heard that Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, has announced that he's delaying the start of the August recess by two weeks in order to work on a list of Republican priorities, including their stalled health care bill.  You may have also seen that another revision of their health care bill was released yesterday.

It's time for a concerted effort to make it clear to our Senators that we want them to vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA, aka TrumpCare).

WHO TO CALL:

Senator Bill Cassidy - in Washington, DC at (202) 224-5824

Senator John Kennedy - in Washington, DC at (202) 224-4623

SAMPLE SCRIPT:

Hi, my name is [Your Name] from New Orleans, zip code [Your Zip Code].

I'm calling because it's my understanding that if the BCRA passes:

188,800 people in Louisiana will lose Medicaid coverage, ... and that

Monthly insurance premiums will rise by 105%, ... and that

58,000 Louisiana children will be uninsured within 5 years, ... and that

Health insurance policies will no longer be required to cover "essential benefits" (like hospitalization, maternity & newborn care, and emergency, lab, mental health and preventive care services), all of which put individuals with pre-existing conditions at risk.

As one of my Senators, ... and I want to make this clear, ... I want the Senator to vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me, and for letting the Senator know how I want him to vote.

Source:  The Commonwealth Fund