The House plans to vote on its fiscal year 2018 Budget Resolution on Wednesday, October 4.
Please review the summary of the House Budget Resolution, which includes plans to “reform” Medicaid, cut spending, and enact tax reform.
Passage of the House resolution (H.Con.Res.71) would set up a conference with the Senate on its budget blueprint. The House and Senate could quickly adopt a joint budget resolution to pave the way for legislation that can be passed by a simple majority (51) vote in the Senate.
Please contact your representatives today and tell them you OPPOSE the House Budget Resolution.
Shelly Moore Capito – 202.224.6472
Joe Manchin – 202.224.3954
Today, July 21st, is a National Call-In Day to #ProtectOurCare.
From our friends over at West Virginians for Affordable Health Care:
The Senate’s quest to repeal health care for millions of Americans and make disastrous cuts to Medicaid is not over. Senators and administration officials met last night to continue negotiations on their harmful bill.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell aims to vote on the “Motion to Proceed” to move forward with health care repeal as soon as Monday.
Please urge your networks to contact their senators and tell them to oppose any attempts to rip health coverage away from millions and to undermine the Medicaid program.
The Senate’s efforts to repeal health care will destroy Medicaid for our country’s most vulnerable people and strip coverage from millions. These harmful proposals cannot be fixed with added sweeteners, try as Senate Republican leaders might.
Tell your senators to VOTE NO on the motion to proceed and to reject any effort to repeal the health law.
Please share this alert with your networks. Together we can save health care!
Thank you for your work,
Director of Campaign Strategy, WVAHC
From our friends at:
MOUNTAIN STATE CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Medicaid.gov : Keeping American Healthy
Medicaid to be cut by $800 billion dollars.
The US Senate needs to hear from the Disability Community, your friends, family members, and neighbors, about the dangers of cutting $800 billion from Medicaid.
We need YOU to call your Senator. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask the operator to connect you.
Senator Capito of West Virginia has not heard enough about the devastating effects of cutting Medicaid. If you live in West Virginia, we strongly suggest you contact her.
If you’re not in one of the key states, you can still take action. We need everyone from all states to let the Senate know that we see what they’re doing and demand that they hold hearings on the bill!
Call the Senate HELP Committee at 202-224-5375 and the Senate Finance Committee at 202-224-4515 and demand that they hold hearings before bringing the bill to a floor vote.
Alaska: Murkowski and Sullivan
Nebraska: Fischer and Sasse
South Carolina: Graham
Tennessee: Alexander and Corker
West Virginia: Capito
My name is (your full name). I am a constituent of Senator (name). I am disabled and I rely on Medicaid to live independently in my community. I am calling to ask Senator (name) to vote NO on any legislation that will cap and cut Medicaid and put healthcare out of reach for millions of Americans, including the upcoming ACA repeal bill. Senator (name) has a responsibility to fight for their constituents, and that includes those of us with disabilities and pre-existing conditions. People (like me/in the disability community) rely on Medicaid for our health and independence, and converting Medicaid to a per capita cap system would be detrimental to people with disabilities in (state). If this bill is passed, I risk losing access to services that I rely on to live in my community. This is unacceptable. This is an extremely important issue to the disability community, and we are following the Senator’s actions closely. I hope we can count on the Senator to do what’s right for people with disabilities in (state) and around the country!
It is imperative that you call now, and then do it again tomorrow, and every day after that while this legislation is still active!
The entire Disability Community is depending on you to make these calls and stop this legislation from moving forward.
Thank you to Bruce Darling, VP of NCIL, for the suggested message.
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
821 Fourth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Toll free: 866-MTSTCIL (866-687-8245)
The House of Representatives may vote on a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act as soon as this Friday or Saturday.
The bill would:
- Cut $4 billion from West Virginia’s Medicaid program over a ten year period, an average of $400 million a year.
- Increase the number of Americans without insurance coverage by 24 million by 2026.
- Allow insurance companies to reimpose pre-existing conditions on Americans.
- End enrollment in West Virginia’s successful Medicaid expansion.
Please call your Congressman right now!
Representative Alex Mooney : 202.225.2711 and 304.925.5964
Representative David McKinley : 202.225.4172 and 304.232.3801
Representative Evan Jenkins : 202.225.3452 and 304.250.6177
Suggested talking points:
Hello, my name is and I am from , West Virginia. I am asking Representative not to support the new amendments to the Republican health bill. These amendments would cut Medicaid funding, cause 24 million to lose insurance coverage, and potentially shut thousands of West Virginians with a pre-existing condition out of the health insurance marketplace.
Please take time to call today! Many thanks to you all!