Mar. 16th, 2017

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Hello everyone and thanks for joining our webinar yesterday on health care defense. Below are some of the resources mentioned on the call as well as a few others to help you in your work. As always, you can reach out to us with any questions at contact@familiesusa.org.

Thanks!

CBO score:
• CBO’s Report on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the GOP Health Care Repeal Bill: https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact.pdf
• Talking points and infographics on the CBO score: http://familiesusa.org/product/talking-points-cbo-score-american-health-care-act
• Blog: AHCA spells fewer choices for consumers, higher costs, and less access: http://familiesusa.org/blog/2017/03/cbo-republican-health-care-bill-less-access-fewer-choices-and-higher-costs-consumers

Latest on AHCA:
• Talking points on AHCA: http://familiesusa.org/product/talking-points-american-health-care-act
• Infographic on how seniors’ premiums will skyrocket under House bill: http://familiesusa.org/product/seniors-premiums-skyrocket-under-house-repeal-bill
• Infographic on how lower-income families’ costs will skyrocket under House bill: http://familiesusa.org/product/lower-income-families-see-healthcare-costs-soar-house-repeal-bill

Medicaid:
• National Call-In Day for Medicaid, Thursday, March 16. Call 866-426-2631 to tell Republicans in Congress: Vote “no” on the health care repeal bill.
• Medicaid guidance https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/sec-price-cms-admin-verma-ltr.pdf
• Why work requirements in Medicaid are a bad idea: http://familiesusa.org/product/work-requirements-medicaid-bad-idea

• If Republicans End the Medicaid Expansion: Arizona’s Cautionary Tale http://familiesusa.org/blog/2017/03/if-republicans-end-medicaid-expansion-arizona%E2%80%99s-cautionary-tale
• Changing Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion would set back a successful program: http://familiesusa.org/blog/2016/09/kentucky-requested-medicaid-changes-would-set-back-successful-program (waiver waiting approval)
• Indiana’s Medicaid expansion waiver: http://familiesusa.org/product/indiana-medicaid-expansion-waiver-arguments-counter-problematic-elements (waiting approval of renewal)
• Fitch Ratings piece: https://www.fitchratings.com/site/pr/1019181
• Here’s a tool to argue against 1115 expansion proposals that would include things like premiums, work requirements, etc. http://familiesusa.org/medicaid-expansion-waivers-states#/
Polling:

• Save My Care conducted polls in 4 critical states - Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Nevada polling that shows strong opposition to the GOP repeal bill http://www.savemycare.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/PPPPoll-NationalMemo31517.pdf

• National PPP poll - Only 24% of Voters Support GOP Health Care Plan http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2017/03/only-24-of-voters-support-gop-health-care-plan.html
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Anybody out there in Georgia's 6th Congressional District? There's a special election coming up for the House of Representatives -- the seat's open because Tom Price resigned to be part of the Trump Administration. Putting a non-Republican in that seat would be a serious public service.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_6th_congressional_district_special_election,_2017

Not registered? You can register online until Monday, March 20.

https://swingleft.org/register-to-vote

Please take two minutes to register, and put April 18 on your calendar. This is how change happens: one tiny action at a time.

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