Date: 04/27/2017

URGENT MESSAGE from the National Health Council

Yesterday, the House Freedom Caucus endorsed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) with the inclusion of an amendment by Rep. MacArthur (R-NJ). This new version of the AHCA would be devastating for people with chronic diseases and disabilities. This agreement paves the way for potential House passage of the AHCA, unless enough moderate Republicans vote against it.

Please  contact your Representatives to urge them to oppose the American Health Care Act. This issue is critical. Patients and advocates nationwide should be calling their Representatives.

Below, you will find sample talking points when speaking to your representatives.

Grassroots Message:

  • I urge you to vote “no” on the American Health Care Act.
  • This bill would be devastating for all people like me with chronic conditions.
  • The AHCA will allow insurers to charge me an unaffordable premium only because of my condition.
  • The AHCA removes requirements that insurers cover certain services such as prescription drugs, which will make it harder for me to manage my condition.
    • This also means that more of my treatments can have lifetime and annual limits and unlimited out-of-pocket costs applied.
       
    • If the AHCA passes, I will certainly pay more money for insurance that will benefit me less.

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Please stay tuned for updates.

 

 

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