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Kill The Bill: NO Repeal!

Senate Republicans are trying to push through a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act right now. They’re keeping the exact contents of the bill a secret (although they’re expecting Republican senators to vote on it!), but the key elements include repealing three critical parts of the Affordable Care Act:

  • Repeal the individual mandate
  • Repeal the employer mandate
  • Repeal the medical device tax

Eliminating these core conditions would destabilize the market and leave about 44 million people without health insurance in 10 years (Source: Congressional Budget Office).

Who’s For It? Almost No One

The insurance lobby, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), has come out against it.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has come out against it.

AARP has come out against it.

Even leading Republican Senators have publicly called the skinny repeal “a disaster” and “a fraud,” and have said that passing it would be “the dumbest thing in history.”

It is absolutely crucial that we ramp up the pressure immediately and not stop.

What You Can Do

    1. Call Sen. Burr at (202) 224-3154 and Sen. Thom Tillis at (202) 224-6342 and tell them to VOTE NO on skinny repeal. Tell them to VOTE NO on any attempt to repeal the ACA.

      Hello, my name is _____ calling from [ZIP CODE] in [CITY]. I adamantly oppose the “skinny repeal” and urge you to vote NO on the repeal bill. Leave the ACA alone! Do not repeal the ACA!

    2. Click these links to send a free fax to Sen. Burr and to Sen. Tillis. Type your message in the cover sheet, sign your full name and address with zip, and hit send.

If the Senate repeals or undermines the existing law, millions will lose health insurance and tens of thousands of people will die. We can kill this latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act—but only if we all take action NOW. And only if we don’t let up.