Please call your senators TODAY

I’m over at Huffpost this morning with one final advocacy piece before the AHCA vote this week.  If you’ve been reading my posts over the last few months, you know how discouraged and concerned I am about the proposed Medicaid cuts and how they would affect our family and families like others, children, and the elderly.  The CBO score for this bill just came out and it projects that under it 22 million people would lose their insurance before 2026!

But Senators are listening to their constituents.

Both Dean Heller of Nevada and Susan Collins of Maine have recently announced that they will not support the bill!  If you have a Republican Senator please call them everyday this week until the vote to ask them to vote NO on the AHCA, and you’re welcome to use our story!  If you’re from Alaska, West Virginia, Maine, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, or Arkansas, these are key states where your senators remain undecided and you should definitely call and there are daily call scripts for those states available here.  If you have Democratic Senators, make sure they are speaking out against the bill and willing to use any means to block it.  But the best thing you can do is reach out to friends and family in the ten states above and ask them to call!

One of the beauties of this blog is that I don’t know all of you personally but I feel like I’ve come to know you over the years.  And I’d love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment in the comment section and let me know where you’re from and who you’ve called.

And please head over to Huffpost when you have a chance and read my latest “My Baby Wasn’t Born Healthy and Her Life Still Matters.”

And thank you for all your support!

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Lucia giggles in her activity chair provided by Medicaid.  My photo.

 

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4 thoughts on “Please call your senators TODAY

  1. Our Senator Ron Johnson is not voting for the bill however his objection are for all the wrong reason. Take care of the deficit, while you build a wall across our southern border, but forget about all the little ones who will end up in institutions that will cost as much and take the life out of who we were as a country. Will go after Senator Johnson when a revised bill comes forth. Am fighting for Lucia and all those who have no say in how this country is run.

    1. Thank you Suzy! It is a really challenging problem to be faced with leaders who are planned to vote against this bill because it doesn’t make enough cuts to Medicaid. I am appreciative of your perseverance despite this. Thank you for using your voice!

  2. Hi friend! Just now I called our Texas senators, Cornyn and Cruz, even though they’re unlikely to budge. No issue is more important to me than this one – lifesaving, equitable access to healthcare for ALL Americans (& all people!) – and the potential impact on your beautiful girl makes the true cost of the Republican plan devastatingly clear. Thank you for writing in ways that could communicate this cost to people across the political spectrum; thanks for your willingness to share Lucia’s story, here and more widely. Though I’m not using FB at present, I’m so glad I can still keep up with that story, and other pieces of your smart, compassionate thinking, here on your blog.

    1. Thank you, Dorothy, for your support! I’d love an email update on your life sometime as I’d love to keep up with you, too. Thank you for being an advocate for our family and so many families who find themselves in need. Despite the uphill battle, it really means the world to know we’re not alone.

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