Hearing from you on health care

Senator Jeff Merkley
2017-08-10 20:22:46
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =quorum_merkley-iq%2501254798%2501211576%2b-%2b08-07-2017%2bACA%2bproact ive%250118445.135314884.21380472.7791867%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%2501254798%2501211576%2b-%2b08-07-2017%2 bACA%2bproactive%250118445.135314884.21380472.7791867%2501merkley%2540un ityfeed.com%2501Unity%2501Unity%2bFeed%250190210%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx ley-iq&crop=18445.135314884.21380472.7791867&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, As I traveled around the state this week hosting town halls in Lane, Benton, Linn, Lincoln, Polk, and Yamhill counties, I spoke with Oregon community leaders, students and residents to discuss the next steps in working to improve our health care system. There was huge support for a simpler, more seamless health care system in which everyone has access to affordable, quality health care simply by virtue of being an American. Unfortunately, despite the major victory in defeating the Trump plan to rip care away from millions, the administration is actively trying to throw health insurance markets into chaos. They're threatening not to pay federal insurance payments that make insurance policies affordable for low-income Americans, and have worked to undermine enrollment. As a result of the uncertainty that the Trump administration is causing, insurer after insurer is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act marketplace -- limiting options and driving up costs for more and more Americans. Just this week, Blue Cross pulled out of the Georgia marketplace <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx ley-iq&crop=18445.135314884.21380472.7791867&report_id=&redirect=http%3a %2f%2fnews.wabe.org%2fpost%2fblue-cross-blue-shield-ga-pulls-out-atlanta s-obamacare-exchange&redir_log=252349055707625> as a direct result of the Trump administration's actions. For the sake of millions of American lives that are on the line in this fight, we absolutely cannot let Trump's cynical strategy move forward. Instead, we must work to move our health care system forward and focus on pursuing solutions Americans actually want us to tackle -- like lowering the sky-high costs of prescription drugs. Folks in the counties I visited recently want to see a bipartisan approach to improve health care, and I'll work to get it done with anyone who's going to put problem solving ahead of politics. Hearing your stories and perspectives on health care is excellent help in preparing for the fight ahead. 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Dear Unity,

As I traveled around the state this week hosting town halls in Lane, Benton, Linn, Lincoln, Polk, and Yamhill counties, I spoke with Oregon community leaders, students and residents to discuss the next steps in working to improve our health care system. There was huge support for a simpler, more seamless health care system in which everyone has access to affordable, quality health care simply by virtue of being an American.

Unfortunately, despite the major victory in defeating the Trump plan to rip care away from millions, the administration is actively trying to throw health insurance markets into chaos. They're threatening not to pay federal insurance payments that make insurance policies affordable for low-income Americans, and have worked to undermine enrollment. As a result of the uncertainty that the Trump administration is causing, insurer after insurer is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act marketplace -- limiting options and driving up costs for more and more Americans. Just this week, as a direct result of the Trump administration's actions.

For the sake of millions of American lives that are on the line in this fight, we absolutely cannot let Trump’s cynical strategy move forward. Instead, we must work to move our health care system forward and focus on pursuing solutions Americans actually want us to tackle -- like lowering the sky-high costs of prescription drugs. Folks in the counties I visited recently want to see a bipartisan approach to improve health care, and I’ll work to get it done with anyone who’s going to put problem solving ahead of politics.

Hearing your stories and perspectives on health care is excellent help in preparing for the fight ahead. That is why I discussed health care at length at my town halls this week and that is why I encourage you to about how affordable, accessible coverage has affected you and your loved ones. It was your voices and your stories that helped us defeat attacks on health care the first time around. Let’s do it again to fend off any future attacks on our health care. We cannot let our guard down now.

All my best,
Jeff

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