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Say NO to the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Repeal Bill (HR1628)

Say NO to the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Repeal Bill (HR1628)

A new effort is underway to rush through legislation to eliminate rather than fix the Affordable Healthcare Act. The Graham-Cassidy Repeal bill endangers the lives of millions, especially children from low-income families, the elderly and disabled persons.

Voting on the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare bill before the Congressional Budget Office can review its full impact is irresponsible.

What we do know now is that the Graham-Cassidy bill would:

  • Block grant Medicaid, eliminating aid to states by 2026.
  • End Medicaid expansion, leaving millions of adults without health insurance.
  • Double healthcare insurance premiums over the next decade.
  • Cut funding for Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), reducing access and coverage for more than 30 million children.
  • Put at risk coverage for 45 percent of all children under the age of 6, and more than 10 million adults who were covered for the first time through the Medicaid expansion.
  • Eliminate protections for persons with pre-existing health conditions.

A bi-partisan group of governors, AARP, the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association have urged opposition to this bill.

United Methodist Women has always been willing to fight for children and their mothers.

Posted or updated: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM


Urge your Senators to forcefully oppose Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Repeal Bill (HR1628), The American Healthcare Act of 2017, and instead focus on building a health care system that ensures all mothers, babies and all Americans have the care they need to flourish. This is increasingly important because legislators have mentioned that they are no longer receiving the volume of calls that they had earlier. This reminds us that your calls and contacts make a difference.

Please contact your Senators today, regardless of political party. You can send a message by going to
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by contacting your Senators' office in the district office nearest you,
or by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. If you get through to an office number, you can leave a general message or ask to speak to the staff member dealing with health care issues.

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