DFL Weekly Action Alert: May 3, 2017

Dear DFLer, 

President Donald Trump is insisting that Republican members of Congress try again to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and take health care coverage away from 24 million Americans. Even though the Republicans embarrassingly pulled their bill from the House floor in March and a Kaiser Health poll shows that 74 percent of respondents said Republicans should do what they can to make the Affordable Care Act work, Trump continues to beat the drum on this issue.

Trump made some tweaks to the health care bill that couldn’t get traction in March, but he only made the situation worse. His new bill would raise deductibles for moderate and middle-income individuals and their families by getting rid of subsidies that help people pay out of pocket costs. We need our members of Congress to do everything possible to get deductibles down, not up.

Make your voice heard   

Republicans think they’re close to getting the votes for repeal, but they’re not there yet. Your members of Congress need to hear from YOU that the ACA is the law of the land and time spent trying to repeal it is wasting taxpayers’ dollars. This is a critical moment– tell your members of Congress that enough is enough. Help stop an ACA repeal once and for all by calling offices and visiting district offices this week.

Tell them: 

  • I oppose repealing the ACA and will continue to hold YOU accountable for preserving its quality, affordable coverage. 
  • I will not tolerate repealing the ACA and taking away care from 24 million people and cutting Medicaid by $880 billion dollars in order to give tax cuts to the wealthy, insurance companies and other corporations. 
  • Despite what Trump says, his latest effort makes the bill worse by allowing states to end protections for people with pre-existing conditions, meaning people will face unaffordable premiums due to a pre-existing condition. I expect YOU to stand up for the tens of thousands in our district who could be charged higher premiums.  

Find out who represents you and their contact information here

Sincerely,

 

Ken Martin, Chair