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keep calling rep. meehan

Thanks to pressure from all of you the GOP was forced to delay the ACA replacement vote on the AHCA yesterday. We need to keep the pressure up though. Overnight, several amendments were made to "sweeten the pot" for GOP holdouts. We now have such choice items as:

Eliminating the 10 essential coverage benefits including:

  • Outpatient care
  • Emergency room trips
  • In-hospital care
  • Pregnancy, maternity and newborn care
  • Mental health and substance abuse disorder services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Lab tests
  • Preventive services
  • Pediatric services

These type of changes and the lack of time for the CBO to score the new bill offer new reasons to contact Rep. Meehan. If you have called already, call again to object to this change. If you have not had a chance to call, please call today. Rep. Meehan has not committed how he will vote.

The Republican replacement plan also:

  • Will raise premium prices for seniors.
  • Will cause 14 million people to lose coverage in the first year (CBO estimate).
  • Will cause 24 million to lose coverage over 10 years (CBO estimate).
  • Cuts Medicaid which serves those with lower income and people with disabilities.
  • Give billions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy.
  • Would put access to substance abuse treatment at risk for more than 125,000 Pennsylvanians in the middle of the opioid and heroin crisis.
  • Is opposed by AARP, AMA and the American Hospital Association.


SAMPLE CALL SCRIPT

Hi, my name is ___________ from _______(your town and zip code).  I strongly oppose the American Health Care Act, and urge Rep. Meehan to vote NO when it comes to a vote.

DC office: (202) 225-2011  •   Springfield office: (610) 690-7323

FAX NUMBERS

Washington office: (202) 226-0280
Springfield office: (610) 690-7329
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E-MAIL

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