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Take Action on ACA Repeal: Op-Ed Template and Assistance from Steve Gold

If you are concerned about the devastating impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consider writing an Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed) to your local media. Op-Eds will help influence Senators and Representatives to vote against Medicaid Block Grants, cuts to Medicaid, and repeal of the ACA. Please consider submitting your own today!

Steve Gold, a well-known Olmstead attorney based in Philadelphia, has published an Op-Ed titled “Medicaid cuts would endanger disabled and poor seniors” in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Advocates nationwide are encouraged to use this letter as a template. Mr. Gold’s Op-Ed focuses on Pennsylvania, but he has generously offered to help advocates update the data for their respective states. Then, you can further edit the content to express your views or simply sign your name and send it in. Steve Gold can be contacted at

For more information on these topics, please see NCIL’s recent Action Alerts:

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