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Urge Senators McCain and Flake to Start Over on a New Health Care Bill

Your efforts to convince Congress to pass meaningful health care reform are working: The U.S. Senate put off voting on health care reform until after the July 4th holiday recess. Now is the time to keep the message strong to Senators McCain and Flake that we need a bill that works for Arizona, NOT one that pulls the rug out from thousands of children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

The Congressional Budget Office this week reported that the Senate bill would kick 22 million Americans off health care by 2026. The bill would force Governor Ducey to decide which Arizonans would lose health care. It would decimate Medicaid (AHCCCS in Arizona), force the rationing of health coverage among low-income seniors, kids and working families, provide few protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and drive up health care costs for seniors and other Americans. It would deepen the opioid crisis and wipe out jobs.

Senators McCain and Flake have called for a more deliberate and thoughtful process. Now it’s time for them to stand against the Senate bill and start over with a proposal that builds on the success of AHCCCS, protects our economy, and expands affordable health care coverage.The public has a right to be part of the process, and our voices need to be a part of any proposal that affects our health coverage.

Let’s keep the pressure on, click here to send an email to Senators McCain and Flake, letting them know we want health care legislation good for Arizona and all Americans. Thank you.

2 Responses to “Urge Senators McCain and Flake to Start Over on a New Health Care Bill”

  1. Dann Huff says:

    I am an Arizona senior and I’m very concerned about the secretively drafted “health” bill crafted in the senate. Do not throw out the baby with the bath water! Fix the ACA and work towards a single payer system. Thank you- Dann Huff Apache Junction.

  2. Karrie Best says:

    I just can’t believe the uncaring attitude of people in our government who are supposed to have the welfare of the people in this country as their priority and not to have their own GREED and self interests as their number one priority. It is heartbreaking for me to see all the families young and old impacted by the financial devastation of not receiving affordable healthcare in this nation. We tried calling the Senator Flake hotline and all we got was a recording that the voicemail was full. How sad to feel that we are not important enough in this country to have our basic needs met and have no faith in our Senators in office or President of the United States.

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