4 Ways to #ProtectOurCare During Recess

Even though members of Congress have temporarily left Washington, D.C. for their recess period, the fight to protect our health care remains urgent. All of the back-and-forth and changing plans in Congress boil down to one truth: our health care is still on the line.

Before the recess, Congress pulled its dangerous health care repeal bill, as it did not have the votes needed to pass the House. After thousands of us spoke up at town halls, attended rallies, wrote messages, and made calls, it was clear that the bill didn’t have support from constituents either. At that time, Speaker Paul Ryan even admitted, “Obamacare is the law of the land. […] We are going to be with it for the foreseeable future.”

But flash-forward just a few weeks later, and Paul Ryan and other House members are still at it, promising to bring forward another bill after recess to repeal the Affordable Care Act. A new version could make their already bad bill even worse—the latest updated repeal effort would allow states to eliminate protections for those with pre-existing conditions. On top of that, President Trump has suggested that he would withhold cost-sharing reduction subsidy payments to insurers, which could have devastating long-term consequences for millions of insured Americans.

Here’s the bottom line: The Affordable Care Act is still under threat and we need to send a strong message to the House and Senate: Stop trying to repeal our health care. Here is what you can do to help keep the pressure up during the remaining days of recess:

  1. Turn out to town halls or other events: ​Find a public event or town hall with your representative here. Help break through the noise by sharing your story of why health care matters and listening to others.
  2. Keep up the calls: ​House and Senate members need to keep hearing from us in their offices. Flood their voicemails. Call your representative now: 888-852-0653.
  3. Ask members to go on the record: ​We need House and Senate members to recommit that they will not repeal the health care law and will not cut coverage, increase costs, or eliminate basic services — like cancer screenings and prescriptions drugs.
  4. Hold members accountable: The chart below lists the nearly ​one hundred Congress members who voted or came out publicly in support of ripping apart people’s health care. They need to hear directly from their constituents both in person, on the phone, and through social media that we will not forget their vote, and that it’s time to stop efforts to repeal the law.

 

District Representative 
NE-02 Don Bacon
CO-06 Mike Coffman
NY-27 Chris Collins
PA-06 Ryan Costello
NY-19 John Faso
MN-02 Jason Lewis
NJ-03 Tom MacArthur
FL-18 Brian Mast
AZ-02 Martha McSally
PA-07 Pat Meehan
MN-03 Erik Paulsen
TX-32 Pete Sessions
MI-07 Tim Walberg
CA-45 Mimi Walters
TX-19 Jodey Arrington
IN-03 Jim Banks
MI-01 Jack Bergman
FL-12 Gus Bilirakis
MI-08 Mike Bishop
TN-06 Diane Black
TN-07 Marsha Blackburn
TX-08 Kevin Brady
IN-05 Susan Brooks
FL-16 Vern Buchanan
IN-08 Larry Bucshon
TX-26 Michael Burgess
GA-01 Buddy Carter
OK-04 Tom Cole
ND-AL Kevin Cramer
WI-07 Sean Duffy
GA-03 Drew Ferguson
TX-17 Bill Flores
FL-01 Matt Gaetz
VA-09 Morgan Griffith
WI-06 Glenn Grothman
KY-02 Brett Guthrie
MS-03 Gregg Harper
NC-02 George Holding
NC-08 Richard Hudson
KS-02 Lynn Jenkins
OH-06 Bill Johnson
TX-03 Sam Johnson
PA-03 Mike Kelly
IL-16 Adam Kinzinger
OH-05 Robert Latta
MO-07 Billy Long
TX-24 Kenny Marchant
CA-04 Tom McClintock
WV-01 David McKinley
WA-05 Cathy McMorris Rodgers
OK-02 Markwayne Mullin
PA-18 Tim Murphy
SD-AL Kristi Noem
CA-22 Devin Nunes
TX-22 Pete Olson
NY-23 Tom Reed
OH-15 Jim Renacci
SC-07 Tom Rice
IN-04 Todd Rokita
LA-01 Steve Scalise
IL-15 John Shimkus
MO-08 Jason Smith
NE-03 Adrian Smith
PA-16 Lloyd Smucker
VA-02 Scott Taylor
NJ-02 Glenn Thompson
OH-12 Pat Tiberi
MI-06 Fred Upton
MI-07 Tim Walberg
OR-02 Greg Walden
IN-02 Jackie Walorski
AR-04 Bruce Westerman
AR-03 Steve Womack
GA-07 Rob Woodall
NY-01 Lee Zeldin
TX-06 Joe Barton
OK-01 Jim Bridenstine
AZ-08 Trent Franks
AL-06 Gary Palmer
TX-02 Ted Poe
AZ-06 David Schweikert