The 112th Congress, sworn in just a few days ago, has already scheduled a vote next Wednesday, January 12th, to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the new health reform law.
We must stand up against repeal of the ACA! California’s Representatives need to hear from you!
What’s at stake?
- The new health law has already provided vital funds for our safety-net community clinics and increased access to preventive care for our communities.
- Children are now allowed to stay on their parents’ health plans to the age of 26, and seniors in the donut hole can now get assistance to pay for their prescription drug costs.
- The law provides important protections against insurance companies charging more or dropping coverage for people who are sick.
- If the law is repealed millions of Californians will remain uninsured. Under the ACA, 81% of African Americans who are currently uninsured will be eligible for Medi-Cal or public subsidies in the Exchange, while 60% of Latinos and Asian Pacific Islanders will be eligible for public benefits or subsidies in 2014.
Call Congressmen Costa, Cardoza, McNerney, and Sanchez TODAY! Urge them to stand up against the repeal of the ACA!
Representative Costa - (559) 495-1620
Representative Cardoza - (209) 527-1914
Representative McNerney - (209) 476-8552
Representative Loretta Sanchez - (714) 621-0102
When you reach an office, ask to leave a legislative comment. Here is a sample script:
"I am a constituent of Representative _________________________. Can you make sure this message is passed on to him/her?
I want to thank Representative _______________________ for protecting families by supporting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new law is an important first step in increasing access to health care for Californians. I have peace of mind knowing it provides my family with quality, affordable health insurance and protects us from insurance company abuses. [Include stories and examples of protections and ACA improvements]. We are counting on you to continue to look out for your constituents by voting against the repeal efforts."
Make that call today!