Keeping the pressure on to protect our careĀ 

Senator Jeff Merkley
2017-08-04 16:55:51
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =quorum_merkley-iq%2501253998%2501211460%2b-%2b07-31-2017%2bACA%2bProact ive%250118527.134852064.21263488.7791867%2501merkley%2540unityfeed.com%2 501Unity%2501Unity%2bFeed%250190210%2501> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=quorum_merkley-iq%2501253998%2501211460%2b-%2b07-31-2017%2 bACA%2bProactive%250118527.134852064.21263488.7791867%2501merkley%2540un ityfeed.com%2501Unity%2501Unity%2bFeed%250190210%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx ley-iq&crop=18527.134852064.21263488.7791867&report_id=&redirect=http%3a %2f%2fwww.merkley.senate.gov%2f%3futm_source%3dproactive%26utm_medium%3d email%26utm_campaign%3dlogo&redir_log=028068272374668> Dear Unity, There's no doubt that last week marked a major victory in preserving health care, when with YOUR help, we defeated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan that would have stripped care from millions. However, our fight is far from over. Trump and some in the Congressional majority are still pushing for repeal plans that will cost millions their health care. Even worse, Trump is actively trying to start an insurance crisis that would collapse health care exchanges. He is now threatening to not pay federal insurance subsidies <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx ley-iq&crop=18527.134852064.21263488.7791867&report_id=&redirect=http%3a %2f%2ffortune.com%2f2017%2f07%2f29%2fdonald-trump-affordable-care-act-su bsidy%2f&redir_log=509565571836483> that make insurance policies affordable for low-income Americans, which is extremely dangerous. Not only would removing cost sharing subsidies make care completely unaffordable for many families, insurance companies are likely to raise rates by 15% to 25% <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx ley-iq&crop=18527.134852064.21263488.7791867&report_id=&redirect=https%3 a%2f%2fwww.forbes.com%2fsites%2fbrucejapsen%2f2017%2f06%2f22%2fdespite-t rumps-threats-senate-bill-funds-obamacare-subsidies-to-2020%2f%23e176204 3d0af&redir_log=130659256235882> for everyone else. Trump's comments are not motivated by a mission to keep health care accessible for all Americans; instead, they are rooted in political frustration over the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a cynical strategy to sabotage the existing system if he can't get his way. Any agenda that takes away care from and raises health care costs for hardworking Americans is absolutely unacceptable. We must keep the pressure on to protect Americans' care and instead pursue solutions that Americans actually want us to tackle -- like lowering the sky-high costs of prescription drugs. YOU can help keep the pressure on by making your voices heard. Share <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx ley-iq&crop=18527.134852064.21263488.7791867&report_id=&redirect=https%3 a%2f%2fwww.merkley.senate.gov%2fshare-your-aca-story&redir_log=231919961 459361> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx ley-iq&crop=18527.134852064.21263488.7791867&report_id=&redirect=https%3 a%2f%2fwww.merkley.senate.gov%2fshare-your-aca-story&redir_log=231919961 459361> your story <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx ley-iq&crop=18527.134852064.21263488.7791867&report_id=&redirect=https%3 a%2f%2fwww.merkley.senate.gov%2fshare-your-aca-story&redir_log=231919961 459361> about how affordable, accessible coverage has affected you and your loved ones. It is stories like yours that show Congress that health care is a basic right, not a privilege reserved for the healthy and the wealthy. When it comes to protecting our life-saving health care, we can't and we won't let our guard down. 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Dear Unity,

There’s no doubt that last week marked a major victory in preserving health care, when with YOUR help, we defeated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan that would have stripped care from millions.

However, our fight is far from over. Trump and some in the Congressional majority are still pushing for repeal plans that will cost millions their health care. 

Even worse, Trump is actively trying to start an insurance crisis that would collapse health care exchanges. He is now threatening to not pay federal insurance subsidies that make insurance policies affordable for low-income Americans, which is extremely dangerous. Not only would removing cost sharing subsidies make care completely unaffordable for many families, insurance companies are likely to raise rates  for everyone else. Trump’s comments are not motivated by a mission to keep health care accessible for all Americans; instead, they are rooted in political frustration over the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a cynical strategy to sabotage the existing system if he can’t get his way. 

Any agenda that takes away care from and raises health care costs for hardworking Americans is absolutely unacceptable. We must keep the pressure on to protect Americans’ care and instead pursue solutions that Americans actually want us to tackle -- like lowering the sky-high costs of prescription drugs. 

YOU can help keep the pressure on by making your voices heard. Share your story about how affordable, accessible coverage has affected you and your loved ones. It is stories like yours that show Congress that health care is a basic right, not a privilege reserved for the healthy and the wealthy. When it comes to protecting our life-saving health care, we can’t and we won’t let our guard down. 

All my best,
Jeff
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