As many of you know, there is a bill (the American Health Care Act) being pushed through the Senate that would both cap benefits and cut over $800 billion of Medicaid, leading to a decrease in necessary community services that support independent living, as well as making healthcare unavailable to millions of people.
The Senate plans on putting this bill to a vote before the 4th of July, so we must act quickly to stop this bill now. While we do have limited time, we can make a difference. We only need one or two more Senators to say “NO” in order to stop this bill. If you are able, please set up a meeting with your Senator’s staff, or call them and follow up with an email if possible.
To make this as easy as possible, we are including contact information for Iowa Senators, and a script in case you want something to go off of when talking with your Senator’s staff.
Also, it is important for all US Senators to know that we the people demand hearings be scheduled for this bill with appropriate time for bipartisan input. To directly ask for hearings, call the Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions) Committee and the Senate Finance Committee (contact information below).
Below is a sample script to use when talking with your Senators. Please personalize your message as much as possible to show your Senators just how much this bill will affect you and your loved ones.
While it is important to talk with our Iowa Senators, there are some key Senators in other states that may be more receptive to our message. If you have any family/friends in these states, let them know how they can make a difference by forwarding them this message and/or asking them to call their Senators. A list of priority Senators can be found below:
Finally, remember to spread the word.
The more people involved, the louder our voice!
Thank you in advance for your hard work.
Together we can stop this bill and make our voices heard!