Vote to OPPOSE the AHCA Repeal Bill!
OPPOSE the Amended American Health Care Act Repeal Bill
Call your Representative in the House TODAY!!
The House Freedom Caucus has formally endorsed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which means that a vote could come as soon as tomorrow on the health care bill.
This is the same bill that was pulled from the House floor on March 24 — it steals health insurance away from 24 million people; increases premiums by 20%; makes severe cuts to Medicaid; jeopardizing care for millions of low-income people living with and vulnerable to HIV, seniors, people with disabilities, low income children and their parents; and gives tax cuts to the wealthy.
Now, with a new amendment to AHCA, the already cruel bill is much, much worse. The MacArthur Amendment will expose people with pre-existing conditions like HIV to staggering new health costs by allowing insurers to:
- Charge sick people higher premiums,
- Charge older adults higher premiums, and
Refuse to provide coverage for vital benefits, like prescription drugs and laboratory services.
Please tell your Congressional representative to OPPOSE the Amended AHCA Repeal Bill. Now is not the time to be silent. Speak up and demand that your elected officials oppose the American Health Care Act. Speak up because your voice matters!
Republicans and Democrats need to hear from you! Call your Representative in the House of Representatives TODAY, at (866) 246-9371. This number is toll-free and will connect you with your Representative. Here is what you can say:
Hello my name is _______ and I live in [city & state]. I am a person [living with HIV /concerned about HIV]. I am calling to demand that you vote against the American Health Care Act. The American Health Care Act will hurt people living with and vulnerable to HIV by making it harder and more expensive to get the care they need. All Americans deserve better. I urge you to support people living with and vulnerable to HIV and oppose the American Health Care Act.
Below and attached are updated sample social media posts. We have created a few more infographics and sample Tweets and Facebook post.
Sample Post 1:
We’ve made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S. We know how to treat #HIV. We know how to prevent HIV. We know that treatment is an effective form of prevention. But we need adequate access to #HealthCare to maintain our country’s commitment to ending the epidemic. #HIVRESISTS #Fight4HIVLives
Sample Post 2:
Despite progress, there are still 1.2 million people living with #HIV in the U.S. In order to see an end to the epidemic, adequate access to #HealthCare is a necessity. Speak up and demand that your elected officials oppose the GOP health plan #AHCA. Speak up because your voice matters! #HIVResists #FIGHT4HIVLIVES
General tweets to Congress:
- We are the RESISTANCE! #HIVResists – Oppose the #AHCA
- 24 mill ppl would lose health coverage if the #AHCA is passed. #Fight4HIVLives
- Under #AHCA #insurance costs skyrocket for those w/ pre-existing conditions. Don’t repeal the #ACA! #Fight4HIVLives
- #AHCA removes #ACA essential health benefits (drug coverage, mental health services+). Oppose the AHCA #Fight4HIVLives