National Breast Cancer Coalition

Immediate Action Needed to Save the ACA

Immediate Action Needed to Save the ACA

We are once again on the brink of losing the protections of the Affordable Care Act!! The Senate leadership is moving AGAIN to repeal the ACA!! As you may know, Senate Majority Leader McConnell has announced his intention to bring the latest Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson—to the full Senate for a vote NEXT WEEK! While the bill still has no Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score, we know this bill will have horrible impacts on all of us. The bill would eliminate:

  • ·         Medicaid expansion
    ·         Cost sharing subsidies
    ·         Tax credits
    ·         Individual and employer mandate 

In addition, states could apply for waivers that would allow them to let insurers charge different premiums based on age and could change what qualifies as an essential health benefit. Waivers changing the status of what is — and isn’t — an essential health benefit could also impact people with pre-existing conditions and undermine prohibitions on annual and lifetime limits for insurance coverage.

This bill would be devastating for women and men with and at risk of breast cancer. We must do all we can to stop it. Again it is time to call Senators’ Washington offices, speak out on social media/digitally, show up at events where Senators are, and tell our ACA and Medicaid stories.

Leader McConnell is working hard to get 50 Republicans to a yes vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill—but we must work harder to get at least 3 Republican Senators to vote no.

Call the Senate targets listed below daily and urge them to vote no on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill! Tell them to stop trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Lives depend on it and women and men with, and at risk of, breast cancer are watching. 

Key Senate Targets: 

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) 202.224.6665

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) 202.224.6472

John McCain (R-AZ) 202.224.2235

Rob Portman (R-OH) 202.224.3353

Cory Gardner (R-CO) 202.224.5941

Susan Collins (R-ME) 202.224.2523