Call your NC House Representatives and urge them to support House Bill 200 (nonpartisan redistricting).
Contact your Senators and Representatives in Congress to express your opposition to changing Medicaid to a block grant under the new proposed ACA replacement.
The number of people in North Carolina who would lose coverage is estimated to be in the tens of thousands.
An initial analysis by Standard & Poor’s estimates that 4-6 million Medicaid enrollees nationwide would lose coverage under the bill. By dramatically increasing rates of the uninsured, the American Health Care Act would harm not only patients but also their healthcare providers; with reduced Medicaid coverage, hospitals would end up providing billions more dollars in uncompensated care, a burden that could bankrupt smaller hospitals in rural areas.
Also contact your Senators and Representatives to express your opposition to the proposed provision to remove income guidelines for pricing health care premiums and replace it with an age-based tax credit.
The result will be that many lower-income and older NC citizens will not be able to afford their coverage.
Contact your Representative to demand that the House take the time to get the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the costs and impact of the healthcare repeal and replacement proposal.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is in a rush to jam the ACA repeal legislation through before the end of the first quarter, which is fast-approaching. Committee votes have already successfully occurred and the effort is headed to the House Budget and Rules Committees before going to the full House for a vote.
Urge your Representative to consider the number of his or her constituents who will lose their healthcare, and point out the current opposition of physicians and hospital associations who understand the devastating impact this could have on both individuals and hospitals.
Or call the Capitol Hill switchboard to reach the office of your Senators and Representative at 202-224-3121 to leave a telephone message.