Congressional Rally to Save Health Care
Trumpcare is back. Paul Ryan and Republican extremists are scrambling one more time to try to rush Trump's rejected, train wreck of a health care bill through Congress. News reports say that republicans have been pressuring their own members to hold a vote this week.
That's why, on Thursday, May 4, MoveOn members and allies across the country will hold rapid-response noon rallies outside of local district offices and tell their Republican representatives, in no uncertain terms: "Do NOT take away our care!
The bill is even worse than before. Not only are they trying again to kick 24 million Americans off of their health care, they're now trying to end protections for pre-existing conditions as well.
The new plan eliminates the requirement for “community rating,” which guarantees that people will not be changed more on their health insurance based on their health. Without community rating, insurers can charge extremely high rates, making coverage unaffordable for most Americans, or refuse to insure them altogether.
We know what it looks like when we allow insurance companies to make these decisions based on people's medical history; that's how things were before the Affordable Care Act. We have to stop it now—which means repeating what stopped the first ACA repeal: a hurricane of constituent pressure on Republican members of Congress.
Hosting an event is easy! We'll provide easy-to-follow instructions for how to plan and recruit for your event, and we'll share some best practices. We'll also invite local MoveOn members to join you in action.
Instructions for hosts:
- Please indicate the venue name clearly—e.g., "Rep X's Springfield Office." You can find your representatives' district office locations by searching your member of Congress's website. Find your Representative and their website here.
- Only events at Republican House members' offices will receive recruitment from MoveOn.
- Select a public, accessible venue, such as in front of (or very near) your member of Congress's office.
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