Last month, Congressional Republicans pulled a scheduled vote on a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would have ended Medicaid as we know it and would have led 24 million Americans to lose their health care coverage. That bill, the American Health Care Act, also included an unaffordable “age tax” on health insurance for older adults and undermined the Medicare guarantee.
This month, there is renewed vigor to bring the American Health Care Act back to life, with even more destructive changes. Unfortunately, we are hearing that the White House and some members of Congress are working to make a bad bill even worse.
Before the ACA, insurance companies could deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, or charge higher premiums for people who had them. Older, sicker people often could not afford to buy any health coverage. The ACA ended the practice of denying coverage for the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. It’s reported that the newest version of the American Health Care Act takes away that valuable protection.
Urge Your Members of Congress to Protect Our Care
We thought this bill was gone, but it seems we are not done yet. Raise your voice today to protect our care. Follow the steps below to keep the pressure on your representatives and tell them to protect our care.
Step One: Call 866-426-2631 to contact your member of Congress.
You will be asked to enter your five-digit zip code before being transferred to your representative. Urge your representative to:
Step Two: Write to your member of Congress.
After you call your member of Congress, send them a letter. You can use our letter, or adapt the letter with your own message.