Tell Your Member of Congress to Vote NO on the American Health Care Act
Today, the House of Representatives plan to vote on a bill (the AHCA) that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Loss of the ACA would threaten the healthcare of millions of people across our country, but victims of domestic violence would face particular harm. Make sure your Congressional Representatives know that this is simply inexcusable.
The AHCA would make health insurance more expensive, and by putting coverage decisions in the hands of the insurance companies, far fewer services for victims will be covered. Coverage for many low-income survivors of domestic violence will be eliminated, and healthcare plans will no longer have to pay for screening or counseling related to domestic violence.
Call your Representatives to urge them to oppose the repeal of the ACA and the enactment of the ACHA. You can look up your Congress members’ names and office phone numbers at the link below. Tip: If you can’t get through to the DC office, try calling their district office.
- House: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
- Ask for the staffer who handles Health Care issues, and say that you oppose repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what to say:
My name is [your name] and I’m calling from [your location and, if applicable, your organization]. I urge you to protect and maintain the Affordable Care Act and ensure that all victims of domestic violence can receive health care. I urge you to oppose any repeal of the Affordable Care Act and vote no on the American Health Care Act. I hope we can count on you to protect survivors of domestic violence and keep health insurance available and affordable for all Americans.
- Please let us know you made your calls. Send us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your ongoing advocacy to support survivors.This is adapted from the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s action alert.