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17 Jul Trump Budget National Call-In Day – Tuesday, July 18

While the Senate debates health care, House Republicans are working on a budget resolution that would give massive tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations, paid for by defunding core programs vital to working families and slashing the pay and benefits of federal employees. On Tuesday, July 18, our federal and postal unions are holding a National Call-In Day.  Please spread the word and encourage working people in your state or community to call their lawmakers at 844-669-5146 and tell them to reject this budget. ...

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10 Jul Tomorrow 7/11/17: National Call-in Day to protect our healthcare!

The disastrous plan to cut healthcare coverage for millions so the wealthiest can get a tax break is headed back to the Senate floor for a vote. It's time to raise our voices together and demand our elected representatives vote NO on the "Better Care Reconciliation Act" (BCRA). Tomorrow, call toll-free at 866-426-2631. Tell them you will not stand for 22 million people losing insurance and cuts to Medicaid for children, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and people suffering with substance use and mental health conditions. We know our Senators in California oppose this reprehensible bill. Both Senator Harris and Senator Feinstein have said it's still helpful for them to hear from you, especially if you have a story about how the Affordable Care Act has helped you or your family. You may also be transferred to a member of the House who will have to vote on this bill. Already called? Please forward this to friends and family members and urge them to call, too! Key Messages for Calls: Ask your the elected representative to commit to vote “no” on the Better Care Reconciliation Act and any proposal that: Ends the Medicaid expansion at any point in time Destroys the Medicaid program as we know it by changing the structure through per capita caps or block grants Increases the number of people without health insurance Undermines protections for people with pre-existing conditions Don’t forget to share your story of how you, your loved ones, and your community would be affected if Congress cuts Medicaid and repeals the Affordable Care Act.  See a sample call script to help you contact your senators, courtesy of Families USA.    ...

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27 Jun Working families say: Solve America’s problems, don’t make more

The Senate Republican health care bill may use a little less gasoline than the House version, but it still sets fire to the health insurance of 22 million Americans, which is why it will go down in history as one of America’s worst pieces of legislation. Working families are united against it. Message of the Day—Working Families Say: Solve America’s Problems, Don’t Make More! The Senate health care scam would rip health insurance from 22 million working people. It takes Medicaid coverage from 15 million people—children with disabilities who need care at school, pregnant women and seniors receiving nursing home care or support to stay in the community. The bill gives about $1 trillion to corporations and the wealthiest 1% while imposing a tax on employer-sponsored health insurance and increasing out-of-pocket costs and taxes on working people. The Senate bill hurts everyone. If your insurance isn’t gone, you will have fewer protections and your premiums will climb as providers pass along their uncompensated care costs. Polls over the past few days say the Senate “wealthcare” bill has lowered President Donald Trump’s already dismal approval rating to 38% and pushed his disapproval rating up to 57%.   Kitchen Table Economics 6 months: If you don’t have insurance when you get sick or suffer an accident, that’s how long you’d have to wait for lifesaving health care—even if it kills you.   Take Action Stop Republican “wealthcare”!   Source: Labor Wire...

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