Wednesday, March 22, 2017

STOP THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT NOW House Votes Tomorrow, Call Today: 1-888-738-3058, From NETWORK Catholic Social Justice - Sister Simone Campbell

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is a dangerous and irresponsible plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid. Even though the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that these reckless policies would result in 24 million Americans losing health insurance by the year 2026, Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump are rushing to pass it through the House tomorrow. We need you to call your Representative today and tell them to vote NO on the AHCA.

Our faith teaches that access to healthcare is an essential human right that is necessary to protect the life and dignity of every person. The AHCA takes healthcare away from people experiencing hardship in order to pay for huge tax giveaways to the wealthiest and corporations. See how the AHCA fails most of our 10 Commandments of Healthcare Reform to learn more.

Our calls have the power to stop this from destructive legislation from passing – all Democrats and several Republicans in Congress have said they would not vote for such a devastating loss of coverage. Even last-minute changes being proposed by Speaker Ryan won’t change the core of this bill; it widens the gap in access to healthcare and hurts all people – especially the most vulnerable – in our nation. Now, we need to make sure Congress remembers that faith calls us to care for our most vulnerable sisters and brothers, not take their healthcare away.

he House Vote Is Planned for Tomorrow


“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am a constituent from [CITY/TOWN]. As a member of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, I’m calling you to urge Representative [NAME] to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. 24 million people will lose access to healthcare if this terrible bill is passed and my faith teaches that this is wrong. I hope the Representative agrees and will keep the people in mind tomorrow and vote NO.”

We can stop this bill in the House of Representatives if enough opposition is heard. Please forward this message to your friends and family so that they can make their calls as well.

In solidarity,

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

Executive Director

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