#SaveMyCare DAY OF ACTION ALERT

THE TIME IS NOW TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST ACTION BY CONGRESS TO PASS A BAD HEALTH CARE BILL!

 

WHAT: A day of action to contact your Senators and Representatives and let them know how important quality, affordable care is to you, your family and your friends.

 

WHY: People’s health and lives are at stake! When the delegation returns to Washington in a couple weeks, it’s likely they will try to pass healthcare reform again. As with the previous attempt, this could mean cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, the loss of health insurance for 24 million or more Americans, or possibly something even worse.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

 

HOW: There are several ways to take action. Choose the commitment level that works best for you.

 

GOOD ACTIONS:

 

Contact your elected officials on social media. Don’t forget to tag them:

 

Facebook

Twitter
@RepRobBishop @RepRobBishop
@RepChrisStewart @RepChrisStewart
@CongressmanJasonChaffetz @jasoninthehouse
@miablove @RepMiaLove
@senatororrinhatch @SenOrrinHatch
@senatormikelee @SenMikeLee

Here a few ideas for what you might say:

 

 

  • Almost 200,000 Utahns have quality, affordable healthcare this year thanks to the ACA. Please build on this progress. #SaveMyCare #UTPol
  • Please continue providing assistance to the more than 70% of Utahns covered by the ACA who need help with out-of-pocket costs. #SaveMyCare #UTPol
  • Please preserve coverage of essential health benefits, like prescription drugs and mental health care. #SaveMyCare UTPol
  • Please make sure Utahns with pre-existing conditions can get quality and affordable coverage. #SaveMyCare #UTPol
  • Making coverage cheaper for younger Utahns at the expense of older ones is unfair.  #SaveMyCare #UTPol
  • Utah’s experience shows that putting everyone with high-cost needs together is unaffordable and doesn’t work. #SaveMyCare #UTPol
  • 300,000 Utahns depend on Medicaid to keep them healthy, independent, and productive.  #SaveMedicaid #UTPol
  • Medicaid covers crucial services for Utah kids, seniors, and persons with disabilities often unavailable elsewhere. #SaveMedicaid #UTPol
  • Please don’t cut Medicaid by 25% over 10 years, leaving Utah with no choice but to reduce eligibility or benefits. #SaveMedicaid #UTPol

BETTER ACTIONS:

 

Call or email your Representative or Senator:
Rep. Rob Bishop: 801-625-0107
Rep. Chris Stewart: 801-364-5550
Rep. Mia Love: 801-996-8729
Rep. Jason Chaffetz: 801-851-2500
Sen. Orrin Hatch: 801-524-4380
Sen. Mike Lee: 801-524-5933

IF YOU’RE AN AARP MEMBER, PLEASE USE THIS NUMBER:  844-866-1425

 
Here’s what you could say:

 
Good [morning/afternoon],
My name is [NAME] and I live in [CITY/TOWN], [STATE]. As a voter in your district, I think it’s
critical everybody has affordable and high-quality health coverage, so I strongly oppose bringing back the American Health Care Act. People like me spoke out against the bill that failed two weeks ago and stood up for our health care.

 
The latest health care repeal plan would not only raise premiums and cause millions of people to lose coverage, it would allow insurance companies to deny coverage for basic health services like maternity care or prescription drugs. It would also gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

 
I’m asking that you oppose this plan.
[OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ADD 2-3 SENTENCES ABOUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL STORY AND WHY THIS ISSUE IS IMPORTANT TO YOU]

 
As Speaker Ryan said, “Obamacare is the law of the land.” It’s time to come together to improve the ACA, protect Medicaid, and advance a health reform agenda that addresses what we all care about most – lowering costs and improving the quality of care.

 
Thank you for your time and service.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME)

 
BEST ACTIONS:

 

Attach a pack of Lifesavers to the form below and deliver it to your senator or representative’s office:
ADDRESSES

Senator Orrin Hatch
Wallace Bennett Federal Building
125 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84138

 
Senator Mike Lee
Wallace Bennett Federal Building
125 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84138

 
Rep. Rob Bishop
1017 Federal Building
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT 84401

 
Rep. Jason Chaffetz
51 S. University Blvd
Suite 318
Provo, UT 84601

 
Rep. Mia Love
9067 South 1300 West
Suite 101
West Jordan, UT 84088

 
Rep. Chris Stewart
420 E. South Temple
Suite 390
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

 

 
Health Care is a Lifesaver!  Please Don’t Put Us at Risk
The health care proposals being considered in Congress would:
• Cause 24 million Americans to lose their health coverage
• Put an unfair age tax on older Americans that would allow insurance companies to charge them five times more than others
• Weaken Medicare – leaving the door open to benefit cuts and Medicare vouchers
• Put thousands of older Americans and those with disabilities at risk of institutionalization
• Leave thousands of Utah children uninsured
• Cut critical care to children with special health care needs
• Allow insurance companies to stop covering basic care like prescription drugs, mental health, and cancer screenings
Please save my health care because: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

You will likely leave this message with someone in the front office, but it shows that you have a made a great effort to contact your representative, and that you care enough to fight for access to affordable, quality health care!

 

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