Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.

— Abraham Lincoln

Healthcare Action Team

The Action Team is dedicated to educating ourselves and others on the specifics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the intention of preserving and improving it, or replacing it with a better alternative. We are also looking at the health system as a whole and the ways that it can be improved by challenging Big Pharma, and the policies that continue to treat medicine as commodity.

If you are interested in learning more or joining our team, you may reach us at healthcare@indivisibleavl.org.

FOCUS GROUPS

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Big Pharma
  • Single Payer System
  • Medicaid

ACTIONS

  • Write to and call our Representatives in DC, NC, and in our districts to voice our concerns about the healthcare system
  • Become more knowledgeable about the various healthcare systems in our country and outside the U.S.
  • Write articles/opinions for the local press
  • Attend meetings and seminars involving healthcare in the U.S.
  • Invite speakers to our informational meetings
  • Keep  each other up-to-date on legislatures' statements, views,  votes and actions
  • Educate ourselves on the specific differences between the Affordable Care Act and the replacement plan proposed by the Congress and the President

Call as if your life depended on it! It does.

The Senate is voting on their awful health care bill tomorrow – and this could be our best chance to stop it once and for all. If this vote passes, Congress will be on its way to stripping away coverage and severely hiking costs for older Americans. We must do everything in our power to stop it today. Even if you’ve called before, Sen. Burr and Sen. Tillis need to hear from you today, before they vote. Call (202) 224-3121 right now, and tell them to stand up for you and kill this higher-cost, less-coverage bill, once and for all.
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Call as if your life depended on it! It does.

Despite overwhelming opposition by doctors, insurance companies, and the people, the GOP is pushing ahead with their revised Trumpcare plan, now called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BRCA), though it is essentially the same as the earlier American Health Care Act (AHCA). Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs the support of 50 of 52 GOP senators to proceed to a floor debate on the bill, and two senators have already said they will not support that motion. That means just one more GOP senator coming out against the motion to proceed would stop the bill, as written, in its tracks. Which means we need to be calling both of our Senators this week!
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