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Urge Your Elected Officials to Say NO to the American Health Care Act

Together, we have made a huge difference; let’s keep up the good work! Here are two important actions you can take this week:

1) Today, March 16th, is National Medicaid Call-In Day. People from around the country will call Congress to tell them to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. Call 1-866-426-2631 to speak to your congressional representative.

2) Email Governor Ducey using this simple form to let him know you want him to stick to his statement that Congress should not pull the rug out from under Arizonans.

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) will go to the House floor for a vote next week. Here is what it means for Arizona and our nation:

  • By the year 2026, the number of uninsured Americans will increase by 24 million, mostly due to Medicaid cuts, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Medicaid is known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) here.
  • In Arizona, almost 2 million low-income children, people with disabilities, seniors in long term care, parents, and working adults are at risk for losing their health care.
  • According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, older and lower-income Arizonans would be most at risk of losing health coverage under the AHCA’s tax credits.
  • Cuts to Medicaid will further strain Arizona’s school budgets, as 45% of the costs for providing services to Arizona’s students with disabilities comes from federal Medicaid dollars.
  • This unprecedented transfer of financial risk to Arizona will cut jobs and hurt our state’s economy.

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