Action Alert! Renewed Health Care Repeal Efforts Threaten Medicaid

[UPDATE – September 15, 2017]

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal – a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and gut Medicaid – is gaining traction in the Senate. Senator Cassidy (R-LA), one of the co-sponsors, told reporters he believes he has support from 48-49 Republican Senators, two or three votes shy of the majority needed to pass this bill.

Contact your Senators today to tell them to vote no on this bill!

Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

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September 14, 2017

Yesterday Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a health care bill, endorsed by Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), that aims to bring back many of the harmful provisions seen in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bills over the summer.

This bill, known as the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal, would:

  • Repeal the ACA individual and employer mandates
  • Cap and block grant Medicaid (which is equivalent to Medicaid cuts)
  • Cut funding for Medicaid expansion
  • Cut funding for financial assistance that helps low-wage workers and moderate-income families buy private insurance

This latest health care repeal effort is reminiscent of the bad repeal bills we saw over the summer – it is just as harmful to people with disabilities and their families. 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.


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.



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We Did It! Harmful Healthcare Repeal Efforts Fail

July 28, 2017

Late last night the latest Senate healthcare repeal effort – known as the “Skinny Repeal” – failed to pass, bringing an end (for now) to these harmful healthcare repeal efforts. After Senator McCain cast the final deciding vote, Majority Leader McConnell announced that the Senate would be moving on to the National Defense Authorization Act and other legislative efforts.

This victory was the result of tireless advocacy efforts and protests from the disability community and our allies. Our community made a difference by rallying together. You made a difference.

Thank You!

We know these past few months have been a whirlwind of various repeal bills and we greatly appreciate your continued advocacy to save Medicaid and other essential health services by keeping the Affordable Care Act in place.

Please also take a moment to thank all of the Senators who voted no, especially Senators Collins, McCain, and Murkowski for protecting our care.

It would be naive to think this fight is over for good, but take some time to rest and celebrate this victory. You can count on AAPD and our allies to closely monitor and fight against any activities on Capitol Hill that threaten the lives and liberty of people with disabilities.


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