Congress Votes for 33rd Time on ACA ~ Contact Your Representative Today

Congress Votes for 33rd Time on ACA ~ Contact Your Representative Today

The House is scheduled to vote today to repeal the Affordable Care Act (for the 33rd time). If your representative is likely to vote for repeal and you’d like to persuade him/her to do otherwise, here are some talking points:

  • Congress should focus on creating jobs, ending outsourcing and improving the economy instead of voting for the 33rd time to take patient protections away from Americans.
  • A vote to repeal will take away patient protections for Americans that they already enjoy:
  1. Up to 17 million children can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.
  2. 6.6 million young people have obtained insurance through their parents’ plans.
  3. 5.3 million seniors have already saved $3.7 billion on prescription drugs.
  4. 105 million Americans no longer face lifetime limits on their insurance coverage.

Here’s a quick link to a funny song about this 33rd time of Congress’ vote on health care reform, and an easy way to email a pre-written letter to your Congress representative.

And here’s a link to current news articles on this topic.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.