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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 [1] 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.