#159CalltoAction: Call Our Senators re the Health Care Bill
So, have you been following the big news? No, not the Comey hearing. No, not the last Sixth District debate. The winner is the Senate health care bill which can have a more dramatic, direct impact on Georgians than both the Sixth District and Comey/Russian investigation.
So, Mitch McConnell pulled a procedural move to get the as yet unwritten Senate health care bill moved straight to the Senate floor without going through committee. It's called Rule 14. Here's the Washington Post story on it: www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2017/06/08/the-health-202-amid-comey-drama-a-health-care-skirmish-is-unfolding/593818c8e9b69b2fb981dc80/?utm_term=.cf20b5bac176.
And, then there is this New York Times report from yesterday about the Hyde Rule and reconcilation, www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/us/politics/senate-health-bill-may-alienate-gop-conservatives.html
So, what does all of this mean for 159ers? Well, we have some choices but they all involve reaching out to our senators and demanding they protect and help Georgians. You can call our senators, write our senators, meet their staff or participate in a 159 video project. #159HealthCare #159SavetheACA #159SaveMedicaid
If you prefer to call our senators, then do so. Ask to speak with the health care staffer. Be articulate and say essential health benefits are not luxuries. They save lives and help birth health babies among other desirable outcomes. Parents should have to worry about paying for their children's health care because they have a preexisting condition.
- Sen. Johnny Isakson's number: (202) 224-3643/local office: (770) 661-0999
- Sen. David Perdue's number: (202) 224-3521/local office: (404) 865-0087
If writing is more your cup of tea, get those postcards out and articulate that 720,000 Georgians could lose their health care coverage under the House bill and we are watching to see what happens to Medicaid because people and children with disabilities deserve health lives too. The addresses:
One Overton Park
3625 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 970
Atlanta, GA 30339
WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE
131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
191 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
455 Russell Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
If showing up in person to speak with staffers is more your thing, make the appointments, do the research and convey that all Georgians deserve health insurance and healthy lives.
And, if you have a pre-existing condition or on Medicaid or the ACA exchanges and are willing to record a video testament to their value, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you the instructions on what to do.