Number one on the Republican Congress’ agenda is dismantling the ACA, or Obamacare. Many have said in the past that they intend to replace it with something else, and Trump himself has said he’d like to keep the clauses preventing people with preexisting conditions from being denied coverage and allowing children to stay on their parents’ healthcare until they’re 26. However, many congressional Republicans have also said that they’d like to get the ACA repealed as soon as possible – even if they don’t have a viable replacement ready to go. Call your reps and tell them:
- Why you value the ACA. Has it allowed you to stay on your parents’ insurance when you couldn’t have otherwise afforded your own? Do you have a preexisting condition? Has it otherwise allowed you to get heath insurance when you weren’t able to previously?
- If you have a Republican rep, really emphasize that you will NOT vote for someone (and will encourage everyone you know to vote against them as well) who votes to repeal the ACA without a viable plan to at least preserve the best parts being voted into law within the same proposal.
Hi, I’m [your name] a constituent from [your city]. I’m calling to voice my support of the Affordable Care Act, and state that I’m strongly opposed to it being repealed. I have seen the benefits of the ACA [the ways in which you have seen the ACA benefit you or someone you know or love, or just in general in the country]. I will not vote for anyone who votes to repeal the ACA without simultaneously voting into law a replacement healthcare act that, at the minimum, preserves [whatever parts of the bill mean the most to you].