Action Alert! 5 Days to Stop Latest Health Care Repeal Effort

September 25, 2017

We’re in the final stretch of the fight to stop the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) bill from passing in the US Senate. September 25, 2017 is a National Disability Call-In Day to Save Medicaid.

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal would:

  • Allow insurers to charge individuals with pre-existing conditions more money for health coverage
  • Cap and block grant Medicaid (the equivalent of Medicaid cuts)
  • Cut funding for Medicaid expansion
  • Cut funding for financial assistance that helps low-wage workers and moderate-income families buy private insurance
  • Repeal the ACA individual and employer mandates

We have heard that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) intend to vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill – these are the three “no” votes needed to stop this bill. However, we cannot assume that Senators Paul, McCain, and Cruz will actually cast “no” votes when the Graham-Cassidy bill comes to a vote later this week. We must keep up the pressure on all Senators!

Past AAPD Action Alerts on Graham-Cassidy


Contact your Senators today and tell them not to support this bill!


Take Action

Contact your Senators and share the following messages:

  • Oppose the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal and any other bill that cuts, caps, or block grants Medicaid.
  • Support bi-partisan efforts to stabilize the healthcare marketplace and improve healthcare for all.



Call your Senators

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senators. September 25, 2017 is a National Disability Call-In Day to Save Medicaid.


Tweet your Senators

Tweet your Senators and use the hashtags #SaveMedicaid, #NoCutsNoCaps, #ProtectOurCare, #ADAPTandRESIST, #KeepAmericaCovered, and/or #CoverageMatters.


Email your Senators

Contacting Congress provides unique links to email your Senators directly.


Meet with your Senators

Contacting Congress allows you to request a meeting with your Member of Congress. You can also check the Town Hall Project for congressional events in your area.


Washington, DC Events

  • Press Conference (Tuesday, 9/26) with Senator Casey at 11:30 a.m. on the east Capitol lawn near the Senate wing of the Capitol—with Senators Wyden, Stabenow, Van Hollen, Duckworth, and Hassan to address the effect of Graham-Cassidy on people with disabilities and the changes to Medicaid.
  • Speak Out Event (Tuesday, 9/26) to stop Graham-Cassidy at 3:00 p.m. on the east lawn of the Capitol grounds.


State Events

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