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April 29, 2017
Wisconsin AFL-CIO Call Now and Tell Your US Representative to Oppose the Republican Health Care Bill
Posted On: Mar 22, 2017

WI AFL-CIO

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) confirmed he will be bringing the terrible Republican health care bill up for a vote this Thursday.

The Congressional Budget Office released its score on this horrible legislation and it found that 24 million people would have their health care benefits taken away by 2026. Too many families in Wisconsin and across the country would be forced to make the unthinkable choice of either going to the doctor and paying for prescription drugs when someone gets sick or paying rent and buying groceries.

A new report from Citizen Action of Wisconsin finds that in most areas of Wisconsin a low income senior who is not yet eligible for Medicare and buys insurance on their own would pay over $10,000 more per year in premiums under the GOP replacement plan than under the Affordable Care Act.

Right now, Ryan, Trump and Republican leaders are scrambling to get the votes they need to pass this bill. Your representative needs to hear from you.

Click here to call now or dial 866-829-3298 to tell your representative to vote NO on the Republican health care bill because we need a plan that expands coverage for more working people instead of putting high-quality care out of reach.

Here’s a sample script you can use for your call:

Hi, my name is ______ and I’m a constituent of Rep. _________. I’m calling to tell Rep. _______ to oppose the Republican health care bill when it comes up for a vote on Thursday or in the coming weeks. This bill would be a disaster for working people like myself and would only benefit the super-rich and corporate CEOs. We need a health care plan that expands coverage for everyone, not one that cuts it.

The Affordable Care Act is not perfect and can be improved on, but the facts are that tens of millions of people who will be hurt by Republican's current plan. This bill does nothing to stop the skyrocketing prices of medical care and prescription drugs and hurts millions of working people with a tax if they get their health care through their employer.

The only winners in this bill are the super-rich and CEOs from health care corporations who are going to get a huge tax break. Analysis of the bill shows that 40% of the tax giveaways in this bill would go to the richest 1% and more than $300 billion in tax breaks will go to insurance companies, drug companies, medical device companies and health care CEOs.

This bill is not about making sure everyone has the right to quality, affordable care. It’s a huge shift of money to the wealthy and a part of a broader plan to gut Medicare and Medicaid benefits that Republicans have been pursuing for years now.

We need to do everything we can to not only protect the health care people have now but to also expand coverage, so more people have access to high-quality care.

Call now and tell your representative to oppose the Republican health care bill.

In Solidarity,

Phil Neuenfeldt, President

Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer


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