Call Rep. Bishop: Hands off our healthcare

Josh Nelson, CREDO Action
2017-03-23 13:37:29
[ act.credoaction.com/call/medicare_medicaid_calls_Rs/ ]Call Rep. Bishop: Reject Trumpcare’s attack on Medicare and Medicaid. Call Rep. Bishop now and tell him to reject Trumpcare and any other legislation that guts Medicare or Medicaid. Click below for a sample script and the number to call: [ act.credoaction.com/call/medicare_medicaid_calls_Rs/ ]Take action now ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/call/medicare_medicaid_calls_Rs/ ]Save the social safety net Trumpcare, the Republican plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, is an all-out attack on the economic security and well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable people. It would decimate Medicare’s long-term solvency and slash Medicaid, which would force seniors and low-income Americans to go without necessary care. House Republicans have scheduled a vote on Trumpcare for today.^1 We need to make sure Rep. Bishop and other Republicans know that Trumpcare’s attack on Medicare and Medicaid is unacceptable. [ act.credoaction.com/call/medicare_medicaid_calls_Rs/ ]Call Rep. Bishop: Hands off Medicare and Medicaid. Reject Trumpcare or any other legislation that takes away our health care. Click here for a sample script and the number to call. Medicare and Medicaid are our nation’s most effective and efficient health care programs, but Speaker Paul Ryan and other extreme right-wing Republicans have had their sights on dismantling our social safety net for a long time. Their ultimate goal has been to end Medicare as we know it and replace it with a privatized program that would cause premiums to skyrocket for the nearly 57 million who rely on it and result in fewer seniors and people with disabilities receiving health care coverage. Trumpcare would steal from the Medicare trust fund to pay for huge tax breaks, hastening the program’s insolvency and paving the way to its privatization.^2 What’s more, the Republican plan to destroy Medicaid would be equally devastating. Medicaid covers nearly 70 million Americans, including 40 percent of all children in the country. Half the births in America are covered by Medicaid as well as 60 percent of seniors in long-term care.^3 Trump and Ryan’s plan would completely undermine Medicaid’s guarantee to provide care to the poor and the elderly by cutting funding to states, which would ultimately result in rationing and withholding care for those who need it the most.^4 FBI Director James Comey recently confirmed that the FBI is actively investigating Trump and his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia. Until it is completely clear that Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia to interfere with our election, Congress must block and resist all Trump-related legislative business – including Republican efforts to attack Medicare and Medicaid. [ act.credoaction.com/call/medicare_medicaid_calls_Rs/ ]Call Rep. Bishop: Hands off Medicare and Medicaid. Reject Trumpcare or any other legislation that takes away our health care. Click here for a sample script and the number to call. After complaining for years that Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) too quickly in 2009 and 2010, House Republicans are now planning to vote on Trumpcare less than three weeks after its introduction. Republicans are trying to jam Trumpcare through Congress as quickly as possible because they know that public opposition will only increase as its attacks on Medicare and Medicaid are better understood by the American people. We can’t allow that to happen. It’s completely unacceptable to cut off children and seniors from these critical lifelines just so Rep. Bishop and his Republican colleagues can give huge tax breaks to their wealthy campaign contributors. I hope you’ll make a call right now to demand that Rep. Bishop keep his hands off Medicare and Medicaid. Call Rep. Bishop: Hands off Medicare and Medicaid. Reject Trumpcare or any other legislation that takes away our health care. Click the link below for a sample script and the number to call: [ act.credoaction.com/call/medicare_medicaid_calls_Rs/ ]act.credoaction.com/call/medicare_medicaid_calls_Rs/ Thanks for everything you do. Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Click below for a sample script and the number to call: [ act.credoaction.com/call/medicare_medicaid_calls_Rs/ ]Take action now ► References:  1. Joan McCarter, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13498 ]Ryan aims for revised Trumpcare vote next Thursday, the 7th anniversary of Obamacare signing," Daily Kos, March 17, 2017.  2. Allegra Kirkland, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13460 ]Bonus! GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill Depletes Medicare Trust Fund Faster," TPM, March 10, 2017.  3. "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13461 ]A Field Guide To Medicare And Medicaid, And How They Could Change," WBUR, March 17, 2017.  4. Gene Sperling, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13462 ]The AHCA’s Tradeoff: Giving Up Vital Care to Get Tax Cuts for the Rich," The Atlantic, March 14, 2017.
CREDO action

Call Rep. Bishop now and tell him to reject Trumpcare and any other legislation that guts Medicare or Medicaid.

Click below for a sample script and the number to call:

Dear Anne,

Save the social safety net

Trumpcare, the Republican plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, is an all-out attack on the economic security and well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable people. It would decimate Medicare’s long-term solvency and slash Medicaid, which would force seniors and low-income Americans to go without necessary care.

House Republicans have scheduled a vote on Trumpcare for today.1 We need to make sure Rep. Bishop and other Republicans know that Trumpcare’s attack on Medicare and Medicaid is unacceptable.

Medicare and Medicaid are our nation’s most effective and efficient health care programs, but Speaker Paul Ryan and other extreme right-wing Republicans have had their sights on dismantling our social safety net for a long time. Their ultimate goal has been to end Medicare as we know it and replace it with a privatized program that would cause premiums to skyrocket for the nearly 57 million who rely on it and result in fewer seniors and people with disabilities receiving health care coverage. Trumpcare would steal from the Medicare trust fund to pay for huge tax breaks, hastening the program’s insolvency and paving the way to its privatization.2

What’s more, the Republican plan to destroy Medicaid would be equally devastating. Medicaid covers nearly 70 million Americans, including 40 percent of all children in the country. Half the births in America are covered by Medicaid as well as 60 percent of seniors in long-term care.3 Trump and Ryan’s plan would completely undermine Medicaid’s guarantee to provide care to the poor and the elderly by cutting funding to states, which would ultimately result in rationing and withholding care for those who need it the most.4

FBI Director James Comey recently confirmed that the FBI is actively investigating Trump and his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia. Until it is completely clear that Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia to interfere with our election, Congress must block and resist all Trump-related legislative business – including Republican efforts to attack Medicare and Medicaid.

After complaining for years that Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) too quickly in 2009 and 2010, House Republicans are now planning to vote on Trumpcare less than three weeks after its introduction.

Republicans are trying to jam Trumpcare through Congress as quickly as possible because they know that public opposition will only increase as its attacks on Medicare and Medicaid are better understood by the American people. We can’t allow that to happen.

It’s completely unacceptable to cut off children and seniors from these critical lifelines just so Rep. Bishop and his Republican colleagues can give huge tax breaks to their wealthy campaign contributors. I hope you’ll make a call right now to demand that Rep. Bishop keep his hands off Medicare and Medicaid.

Call Rep. Bishop: Hands off Medicare and Medicaid. Reject Trumpcare or any other legislation that takes away our health care. Click the link below for a sample script and the number to call:

Thanks for everything you do.

Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director

Click below for a sample script and the number to call:

References:

  1. Joan McCarter, "," Daily Kos, March 17, 2017.
  2. Allegra Kirkland, "" TPM, March 10, 2017.
  3. "" WBUR, March 17, 2017.
  4. Gene Sperling, "" The Atlantic, March 14, 2017.

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