• Senate Finance Committee hearing on Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill: where to email your comments

    Asked by Ejourneys on Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Senate Finance Committee hearing on Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill: where to email your comments

    The Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill is being reported as all but dead, but we are not out of the woods yet (and we've been fooled before). Statement template is here (tailor to your situation):
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKccxZFXkAAnS4J.jpg
    Tell the committee your story by emailing comments to GCHcomments [at] finance [dot] senate [dot] gov.
    Deadline is Monday, Sept. 25, by 9AM EST. The link has more info. This bill is especially horrid for people with pre-existing conditions.

    More resources:
    Full contact info for senators; if you can't reach DC, call their field offices: https://contactingcongress.org/

    This app turns your texts into faxes to your elected officials:
    https://resistbot.io/

    This app sends your voicemail directly to your elected officials:
    http://www.takeastance.us/

    This app downloads contact info for your elected officials directly to your phone: http://www.phoneyourrep.com/

    Call ALL Senators, but these are especially crucial:
    https://trumpcaretoolkit.org/

    5 Answers from the Community

    5 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      As soon as Susan Collins says NO which she will the Bill will be gone. Then it's on to some kind of Universal Coverage for Everybody cradle to grave....It can be done.

      3 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks for posting the information and links.

      3 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Great work Ejourneys!. I got a note back from Rubio, of course; an email with the subject "interim response" which, I assume, means he has his fingers in his proverbial ears and is chanting "nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah".

      3 months ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      Yeah, that's Rubio's boilerplate, @geekling -- and thanks for calling! I have enough "interim response" emails to paper the whole house and then some. :-) Eventually he sends a longer boilerplate letter that is equally tone deaf. But at least it's standard letter format. My congressman (Webster) sends boilerplate letters that are *centered* -- you know, as in party invitations -- and they look hilariously juvenile except that they're also legislatively destructive. Better (worse) yet, one of his letters stated how honored he was to serve District -- and he gave the *wrong number*. He used to "represent" that district, but he doesn't anymore. His staff couldn't even be bothered to check for the correct district.

      I've called Rubio's offices every weekday this past week, and each call generates that interim response. But one call made my day, when I spoke with one of his aides who AGREED with what I was saying -- because he was ALSO very concerned about Graham-Cassidy and the effect it would have on his family. It definitely says something when one gets that response from within Rubio's office.

      3 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      I spoke with "Elizabeth" in Senator Isakson's office this morning. I asked if she was inundated with calls and she answered affirmatively. Of course I told her how I felt about the bill and she said that all staff in the various offices are logging each call and whether the caller for was in favor of the bill or not. I got the distinct impression that the majority of the calls were against it. If they had the same insurance as us we wouldn't have this problem. We'd be well covered.

      3 months ago

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