After Senate Republicans failed to pass an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill in August, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee finally began working on what the American people really want: a bipartisan solution to stabilize the ACA’s individual insurance markets and prevent premium increases. The HELP Committee started holding hearings on the individual markets in early September with committee members on both sides of the aisle reportedly considering compromises to close a deal.
However, efforts at passing a bipartisan fix for the ACA marketplaces were cut short by yet another Republican attempt to pass an ill-conceived, unpopular ACA repeal bill before the September 30th reconciliation deadline. The latest iteration of Trumpcare, the so-called Cassidy-Graham bill, would end Medicaid expansion, cost-sharing payments for purchasers on the individual market, and protections for people with pre-existing conditions. A July Reuters poll found that 64% of respondents wanted Congress to fix the ACA, not repeal it. It is unconscionable that Republicans would cut off productive bipartisan talks to push through an unpopular health law while bypassing the Congressional Budget Office scoring process.
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Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from Springfield.
I’m calling to demand [SEN NAME] to vote against the Cassidy-Graham ACA repeal bill. It’s appalling the Senate GOP is pushing through a bill without a CBO score instead of working to strengthen the ACA’s individual markets. The American people want a bipartisan approach to repairing the ACA, not a repeal of it.
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