Save the ACA
Call your representative in the House and tell them to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. Tell them you oppose ACA repeal without a transparent, thoughtful process that results in a plan that preserves the coverage gains and quality of care under the ACA. First, Do No Harm.
A memo from the Democratic staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the impact of the potential ACA repeal on each of the 435 congressional districts and the District of Columbia.
Health care experts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Families USA, and the Center for American Progress Action provide an overview of the American Health Care Act and Indivisible explains what you can do to stop the repeal of the ACA.
The legislative process can be really confusing, so we put this document together to pass on our knowledge and help you understand the process better.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is Congress’s referee. Until we, as citizens, see the CBO estimate of a bill, we only have politicians’ talking points to go by to judge a bill’s impact. When politicians make big, false claims about their policies, we must turn to independent analysts, like the CBO, to demonstrate the truth.
While following the normal legislative process might seem pretty straightforward, and like something we should all get behind, the truth is some Republicans are interpreting regular order in an undemocratic way in order to fast track harmful legislative priorities, and as cover for abandoning the basic principle of transparency.
The upcoming congressional recess is a big opportunity for local groups around the country to show their Members of Congress (MoCs) how serious they are about stopping the Trump agenda. To accomplish this, it’s helpful for to have a consistent message for their MoCs during town halls, district office meetings, and phone calls.
For nearly seven years, Congressional Republicans have done everything they can to sabotage, discredit, defund, and dismantle the ACA. Congress has already begun holding hearings to give the public the false impression that they’re listening to public “concerns.” This is a lie meant to distract from the terrifying truth: Republicans have no replacement plan and are still moving ahead with ACA repeal which would cause more than 30 million people to lose their health care coverage. It means going back to a time when insurance companies could deny coverage due to pre-existing conditions, or when an illness could bankrupt your family.
The estimated number of people whose healthcare coverage would be at risk if the ACA is indeed repealed, by state and by county.
Talking points in hand, Republicans think they’re ready for your tough ACA questions. They’re going to try to tell you that the ACA is a failure (it isn’t!), and that their plan is better (lol, what plan?). Here are their talking points, and a few suggested responses from the Indivisible Team.
As members of congress prepare to head back to their home districts for recess week, Speaker Ryan decided to send them all some talking points on the ACA to help them out during their town halls and public events. But Speaker Ryan and his staff forgot to fact check those documents, so we fixed it for them.