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Action Alert: Call Your Representatives Today and Urge Them to Vote NO on the American Health Care Act!

House Republicans are at it again, and they’re working hard to bring the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to a vote this week. It is critical that Congress hear from you now! Please contact your Representatives and ask everyone you know to do so, too.

NCIL logo - National Council on Independent LivingA new amendment to the ACHA was introduced last week, and it’s gaining support from far-right Republicans who previously opposed the AHCA. The proposed changes make the already terrible bill even worse by stripping away even more protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The amendment would allow states to waive the Essential Health Benefits and the community rating provision, which prevents people with pre-existing conditions from having to pay higher premiums.

Again, this is on top of the other terrible things that were already in the bill, including per capita caps to Medicaid, getting rid of Medicaid expansion, ending the Community First Choice option, and implementing continuous coverage requirements. This bill will result in health care becoming less affordable and more out of reach for millions of people, and people with disabilities in particular are in danger.

This is a terrible bill that puts the disability community at risk. The changes to our health care system and Medicaid will be detrimental to people with disabilities all over the country. Please call your Representative today! You can call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected to your Representative’s office.

Please see our list of Representatives deemed high priority below. If your Representative is a Republican, especially a moderate Republican, it is more important than ever that they hear from you now – so call today, call again tomorrow, and keep calling until you confirm they will vote NO on the AHCA! 

No / Leaning No on AHCA (Pressure still needed):

  • AZ-05: Andy Biggs
  • CA-10: Jeff Denham
  • FL-25: Mario Diaz-Balart
  • FL-26: Carlos Curbelo
  • FL-27: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  • IA-03: David Young
  • KY-04: Thomas Massie
  • NC-03: Walter Jones
  • NJ-02: Frank LoBiondo
  • NJ-04: Chris Smith
  • NJ-07: Leonard Lance
  • NV-02: Mark Amodei
  • NY-11: Dan Donovan
  • NY-24: John Katko
  • OH-10: Mike Turner
  • PA-06: Ryan Costello
  • PA-07: Pat Meehan
  • PA-08: Brian Fitzpatrick
  • PA-15: Charlie Dent
  • VA-10: Barbara Comstock
  • WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler

Key Potential Nos (High Priority):

  • AZ-02: Martha McSally
  • CA-21: David Valadao
  • CA-25: Steve Knight
  • CA-48: Dana Rohrabacher
  • CA-49: Darrell Issa
  • CO-03: Scott Tipton
  • CO-06: Mike Coffman
  • FL-08: Daniel Webster
  • FL-18: Brian Mast
  • IL-06: Peter Roskam
  • IL-12: Mike Bost
  • IL-13: Rodney Davis
  • IL-14: Randy Hultgren
  • IL-16: Adam Kinzinger
  • IN-05: Susan Brooks
  • KY-05: Hal Rogers
  • ME-02: Bruce Poliquin
  • MI-03: Fred Upton
  • MN-03: Erik Paulsen
  • NY-21: Elise Stefanik
  • NY-22: Claudia Tenney
  • OH-06: Bill Johnson
  • OH-07: Bob Gibbs
  • WA-08: David Reichert

Previously Opposed AHCA (Current position unknown):

  • AK-AL: Don Young
  • IA-01: Rod Blum
  • PA-05: Glenn Thompson
  • OH-14: Dave Joyce
  • TX-23: Will Hurd
  • VA-01: Rob Wittman

Likely Yeses (Keep pressure up):

  • CA-08: Paul Cook
  • CA-45: Mimi Walters
  • MD-01: Andy Harris
  • MN-02: Jason Lewis
  • NE-02: Don Bacon
  • NJ-11: Rodney Frelinghuysen
  • NY-19: John Faso
  • NY-02: Peter King
  • NY-23: Tom Reed
  • OH-15: Jim Renacci
  • PA-18: Tim Murphy

Comments

  1. Vote NO on this healthcare bill. Millions of lives are at stake and the quality of life for people with disabilities who rely on the availability of medical services are in the balance.

  2. Sarah Paker says:

    Am a person with a disability and I have family and friends that also have a disability and if you change the way Healthcare is its will affect my way of LIFE AND OTHERS LIKE ME PLEASE I SAY NO TO THE HEALTHCARE BILL

  3. Judy Blunk says:

    People you need to speak up and Vote NO on AHCA. Millions of lives are going to be without medication, or be forced to be put in a nursing homes or instutions. WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL.

  4. People you need to speak up and Vote NO on AHCA. The lives of the people you support and whom vote for you are going to be without medication, or be forced to be put in a nursing homes or instutions. WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL

  5. I urge you to vote NO on AHCA. As you most likely realize, if it is passed, too many Americans will lose and be unable to receive needed medical care and medication. PLEASE, do NOT allow this to happen. We need to take care of each other.

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