Rick Scott R-FL
GOVERNORS: OPPOSE THE GRAHAM-CASSIDY ACA REPEAL
September 30th is the last day to repeal the Affordable Care Act using the budget reconciliation process which requires only a simple majority to pass in the Senate. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have proposed a new, last-minute ACA repeal bill that is even more disruptive than previous GOP repeal plans.
In the name of “giving states more local control,” the Graham-Cassidy bill would convert current ACA federal funding into state block grants, using a complex formula that gives more funding to sparsely populated states over states with higher populations. It eliminates the ACA’s tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies for middle- and low-income marketplace consumers and ends Medicaid expansion by 2020. The plan would also end the individual insurance mandate while requiring insurers to cover everyone, a combination of policies that have historically resulted in astronomically high premiums.
Governors have a vested interest in preserving ACA federal funding and protections for residents of their state and should speak out on how the Graham-Cassidy bill would negatively affect their citizens.
Rick Scott R-FL
Why you’re calling this office:
This is your state Governor.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from Jacksonville.
I’m calling because I’m deeply worried about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect our state. I ask the governor to stand up against the reckless actions of the US Senate and loudly voice opposition the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. Americans want a bipartisan plan to fix to the ACA, not a repeal that takes away necessary funding and consumer protections.
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