LCDC Affordable Care Act (ACA) Action Alert

The Republicans are about to repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without any notion of what might replace it.
The Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) is suggesting two actions:
1.  Supply Senator Casey with stories about how the ACA has impacted individual real people – providing them the access to health care, without which they would’ve remained seriously ill or even died.  This is in line with our earlier request for stories. However, we encourage you to ACT NOW rather than wait until February 1 (a deadline mentioned in an earlier LCDC email alert).
Continue to send your stories to Stacie Ritter who is in regular contact with Sen. Casey.
Text Stacey at 215-896-7871 or Mom4acure@live.com

CASEY CONTACT INFO:
Washington, D.C.  202-224-6324    Philadelphia  215-405-96602.

2) The most important thing you can do today is call Sen. Toomey to express your displeasure at his vote to allow the repeal process to move forward.   Some people who actually reached someone in Toomey’s office reported that the person said that Toomey is in favor of repeal AND replacement (though without saying whether they had to happen at the same time).  If they say that the Senator is for repeal and replace, make sure you let them know that any replacement must:
    1. Be vetted by the American people – we need lots of hearings on the subject
    2. Must maintain ALL the consumer protections and benefits that we have now including:
Pre-existing condition refusal ban
Covered birth control
People can stay on parents’ plan until age 26
Ban on lifetime limits
Preventative tests W/O co-pay for Medicare patients
Medicare “donut hole” CLOSED

Some facts – but you don’t need to be an expert to call:

 

Over 1.1 million Pennsylvanians rely on the ACA for their health insurance
Medicare is stronger and Medicare patients are getting better care thanks to the ACA
If the ACA is repealed, the opioid epidemic, which is killing people across Pennsylvania everyday, will get worse
Small business owners who count on the ACA for affordable coverage will lose their businesses
TOOMEY CONTACT INFO:
Washington, D.C.  (202) 224-4254
Philadelphia  (215) 241-1090
Thank you!
Lancaster County Democratic Committee
717-299-5701 – lcdc@lancasterdems.com

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