April 28, 2017

From Minister for Health and Wellness: Oppose the American Health Care Act!

Oppose the American Health Care Act!
Call your representative today:
(202) 224-3121

Congress was unable to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) because most of them believed it would harm people they represent.

The AHCA would leave 24 million people without health coverage, end Medicaid expansion, and cut Medicaid by $840 billion over 10 years hurting the most vulnerable among us.

The new changes worsen the bill by giving states the ability to eliminate key protections for people with pre-existing conditions, requirements to cover essential healthcare (e.g. pregnancy visits), and allow insurance companies to set lifetime caps and annual limits. A lifetime cap, for example, could limit services people who are recovering from addiction - a journey that is hard fought requiring consistent support.

Many Disciples of Christ, following the recommendation of our General Assembly, are seeking improvements to current healthcare laws that increase access to affordable, quality healthcare for all. In our view, the currently purposed legislation is moving in the wrong direction.

Call your Representative TODAY and urge her or him to vote NO on the American Health Care Act (AHCA): (202) 224-312.

It's easy, just dial (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your member's office. When a staff person answers, tell them you are from the member's district and want them to vote no.

We're all in this together.

The health and well-being of millions of Americans is at stake.

Call today! Thank you!
Rev. Dr. Laird Thomason
Minister for Health and Wellness
Disciples Center for Public Witness

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