In the next week or two, the Senate may vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) via a proposal introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The proposal is commonly referred to as Graham-Cassidy, and it is being considered as other Senators are currently working on bipartisan fixes to the ACA.
The patient advocacy community stands in strong opposition to Graham-Cassidy, as it will lead to unaffordable insurance for people with chronic conditions that will be inadequate to meet their health care needs. People with chronic conditions will pay more for less care. This is unacceptable.
The National Health Council and our member patient advocacy organizations are rallying people to call their Senators, demanding they do not pass Graham-Cassidy. Your Senators need to hear from you!
How to Take Action:
To find your Senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
Call your Senator and use the template message below.
As someone living with a chronic condition, I urge you vote against Graham-Cassidy, as it will reduce access to health insurance and remove patient protections for people like me.
(Include your personal story about living with your condition and the importance of access to affordable health insurance that covers your products and services).
As you consider your position on this bill, please consider how it will impact constituents like me who need access to care. It is time for Congress to come together, work across the aisle, and fix issues with the ACA.
You can learn more at: http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/healthreform.