Tell Congress to Vote No on AHCA
Take Action NOW!
The House of Representatives will be voting this afternoon on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill to repeal and replace the ACA. Final changes to the bill made overnight related to the essential health benefits (EHBs) jeopardize access to comprehensive plans as well as makes the elimination of lifetime and annual limits meaningless. Call your Representatives THIS MORNING and ask them to vote NO on the bill.
NOW is the time to call your representative to tell him or her to vote NO on the bill.
Here is what to do:
Call the Capitol Switchboard: 202.224.3121 and give your address and ask to be connected with your Representative’s office. Once you reach a staff person or voicemail system, use the following talking points to tell your story:
- As a member of the bleeding disorders community, you are calling to discuss the AHCA.
- We oppose the bill because it repeals the current ACA definition of essential health benefits (EHBs). EHBs ensure access to comprehensive coverage and several ACA policies, including the elimination of lifetime limits, only apply to services defined as EHBs. The EHB language could make the ban on lifetime caps meaningless.
- We are also very concerned about the AHCA’s Medicaid policies since approximately one third of our community is insured by Medicaid. The bill’s changes to Medicaid financing will lead to many individuals in our community losing their coverage as states limit benefits, impose higher cost-sharing or reduce eligibility in the face of budget cuts.
- Please vote NO on the bill.
If you have any questions about NHF’s policy efforts, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org