Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

Keep Calling Against New Version of Healthcare Bill

Despite overwhelming opposition and a failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), House Republicans are now working to get enough votes to pass Trumpcare with an amendment – the MacArthur/Meadows Amendment, co-sponsored by our own District 11 Representative Mark Meadows – that makes a bad bill even worse.
If passed, the MacArthur/Meadows version of Trumpcare would:
  • Cut 24 million people off their health insurance
  • Cut $800 billion from Medicaid
  • Gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions
  • Charge people more based on their health status, gender, or pre-existing condition
  • Stop covering essential services like preventive checkups, mental health treatment, maternity and newborn care
  • Allow insurers to charge more for less, offering plans that exclude coverage for critical life-saving services

Call Now

In District 11, call Rep. Mark Meadows at (202) 225-6401 or (828) 693-5660. Sample script:

“Hi, my name is ________ calling from [ZIP CODE] in [NAME OF TOWN]. I strongly oppose any plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, especially the current proposal with the MacArthur/Meadows amendment. I am extremely disappointed in Congressman Meadows for proposing something that would be so harmful to me and most of the rest of his constituents, and I urge him to vote NO on any version of Trumpcare. Don’t repeal the ACA.”

In District 10, Rep. Patrick McHenry at (202) 225-2576 or (704) 833-0096. Sample script:

“Hi, my name is ________ calling from [ZIP CODE] in [NAME OF TOWN]. I urge Congressman McHenry to vote NO on any version of Trumpcare. Don’t repeal the ACA.”

Keep the pressure on! If you’re not sure which district you’re in, check here. Remember, Asheville is split in half.