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Help Stop Trumpcare

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has now confirmed what the vast majority of Americans already knew: The Senate's Affordable Care Act repeal bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), is a cruel, ill-crafted disaster. The CBO's analysis predicts that BCRA will leave 22 million additional people uninsured by 2026.

BCRA would accomplish this staggering setback largely by terminating federal funding for Medicaid expansion and by imposing a Medicaid per capita spending cap. Between these two provisions, BCRA would cut Medicaid funding by over a quarter by 2026 (despite Trump's explicit campaign promises to leave Medicaid untouched). Cuts to Medicaid will be particularly harmful to older adults, people with disabilities (including children), and women (as Medicaid currently pays for the costs of about 49% of all births).

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The bill's disastrous implications are not limited to those who depend on Medicaid. An estimated 4 million people could lose employer-sponsored coverage by next year, with millions more losing coverage in subsequent years thanks to a rollback of the mandate that required employers to provide insurance. People who lose their employer-based insurance would be unable to buy insurance with pre-tax dollars and would thus pay billions more in taxes annually.

While premiums for exchange plans would go down, out of pocket healthcare spending would increase thanks to higher deductibles and skimpier coverage of necessary health benefits. Since states, under the BCRA, could waive the requirement that individual and small group plans cover essential health benefits (EHBs), insurers will likely jettison coverage for expensive services, especially maternity care, mental health care (including opioid addiction treatment), rehabilitative treatment, and high-cost prescription drugs. Some insurers will exit the individual market entirely by 2019, meaning there will be some areas where no one can buy exchange plans at all. After months of citing individual market turmoil as a justification for the Affordable Care Act's repeal, Republicans have created a bill that would cause unprecedented problems in that exact market.

It is time for the Senate to reject this harmful bill once and for all and focus on repairing, rather than heartlessly repealing, the Affordable Care Act.

what to say?

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from zipcode.

I’m calling to urge Senator _________ to vote against the Better Care Reconciliation Act. As the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the bill makes clear, this legislation will cause millions of people to lose their insurance, yet does nothing to resolve the Affordable Care Act's shortcomings. I hope the Senator will do the right thing and reject this bill.

Thank you for all your hard work answering the phones.

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Save Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach Petition

sign the petition to save pensacola beach and navarre beach

https://www.change.org/p/bill-nelson-save-pensacola-beach-and-navarre-beach

There’s a multi-billion dollar land grab moving through Congress.
The Senate is working on S. 1073, the Escambia County Land Conveyance Act. The purpose of the bill is “To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance.”

Republican Representative Matt Gaetz has passed legislation in the U.S. House to sell off Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach to private developers. The land is currently protected by a 1946 Congressional Land Conveyance that guarantees all leases on the beach belong to and must benefit the public. Gaetz' bill would take away these public land rights. Senator Marco Rubio has introduced the bill in the Senate, where it is currently in the Energy & Natural Resources Committee.

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Oppose S. 1073 The Escambia County Land Conveyance Act

Call your senators to oppose s. 1073

The Senate is working on S. 1073, “To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance.”

The House version of the bill, H. 2370, was sponsored by Rep. Matt Gatz, FL01 and passed on July 26th. Inexplicably, Sen. Nelson has co-sponsored Sen. Rubio's bill after opposing at least three previous versions. If this passes, Santa Rosa Island homes that are currently sitting on LEASED land owned by the citizens of Escambia County will be able to purchase that land and dispose of it at will, in whatever manner that individual sees fit.

sign the petition to save pensacola beach and navarre beach

https://www.change.org/p/bill-nelson-save-pensacola-beach-and-navarre-beach

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Oppose H.R. 1215

The Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, HR 1215, would dramatically undermine patient protections against malpractice and medical error. Because the bill would preempt any less-stringent state laws on malpractice, it would significantly alter malpractice law in at least 47 states. The bill would limit non-economic damages for malpractice to $250,000 and shorten the statute of limitations for malpractice suits. The bill would also ban patients from filing class action lawsuits against doctors that prescribe FDA-approved drugs or medical devices that cause them harm. This provision is particularly troubling given that a 2014 study found newly FDA-approved drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing adverse reactions in some patients.

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Help Stop Trumpcare

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has now confirmed what the vast majority of Americans already knew: The Senate's Affordable Care Act repeal bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), is a cruel, ill-crafted disaster. The CBO's analysis predicts that BCRA will leave 22 million additional people uninsured by 2026.

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Comment to Save Our National Monuments

The president has ordered the Interior Department to review 27 national monuments, including marine national monuments, designated since 1996 and over 100,000 acres in size.

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Support Net Neutrality

Encourage your member of Congress to support net neutrality and fight the FCC's move to give internet service providers more power over your online experience. 

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Independent investigation into #TrumpRussia

Urge your members of Congress to publicly demand an independent investigation of Russian interference in our election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Moscow. At a House Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the FBI has an on-going investigation into the Trump campaign’s coordination with Russian officials, which it started last July.

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Request #TrumpTaxes

Urge members of Congress to demand President Trump’s tax returns, whether by subpoena, resolution, legislation or otherwise. Democrats and a growing number of Republicans in the House and Senate have supported a variety of different initiatives to obtain Trump’s tax returns which Trump, unlike any president in 50 years, has refused to release.

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