In the U.S. Senate, a small group of Senators are secretly working to make decisions that will cut coverage, raise rates and give the richest Americans tax breaks at the expense of everyone else.
Senate leadership is ignoring the needs of the American people. Now is the time to make your voice heard by calling your Senators today!
Legislation passed by the U.S. House to repeal and replace the ACA fails to reflect the American values of fairness, community and concern for all. It will cut coverage for 14 million Americans in the next year, raise premiums by 20% and give nearly $700 billion to the wealthy and big corporations. The Senate is trying to force us down the same disastrous path, pushing to gut coverage for people with pre-existing conditions while doing long-term damage to Medicaid.
The Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but the path that congressional leadership has us on is bad for the well-being of millions of Americans. Tell your Senators that Americans deserve better.
Tell our Senators that any bill that moves forward must do the following:
Click Here to View the National League Statement and Call to Action for Health Care Phone Numbers:
NC Senator Richard Burr: 202-224-3154 NC Senator Thom Tillis: 202-224-6342
For decades, local and state Leagues have lobbied for comprehensive health care reform at all levels of government. Throughout the health care debates of the past few decades, Leagues worked to provide millions of Americans across the country with objective information about the health care system and its significant reforms. This included organizing community education projects, holding public forums and debates, creating and distributing resource materials and engaging members of Congress and leading policy makers and analysts. Our work to advance and expand health care includes:
Protecting and Implementing the Affordable Care Act + The League supported the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. We are committed to helping Americans understand the Affordable Care Act and its pivotal impact on their lives. Local and state Leagues work with government agencies, health care providers and advocates in order to educate community members about the health care system and ensure that states are implementing the Affordable Care Act to maximize its impact.
Women's Reproductive Health + The League believes in the constitutional right to privacy, and trusts women to make their own reproductive health care decisions. We support the inclusion of reproductive health care, including birth control and abortion coverage, in any health benefits package. We believe that denying women access to health care services because of ill-defined religious or moral objections is discrimination based on sex. We actively oppose attempts to repeal the reproductive health services provided under the Affordable Care Act.
Please join us and help move Medicaid expansion forward in NC!
To get engaged or just find out more information please contact either:
ACA Update PowerPoint