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Time To Call Your Reps to Save Medicaid in Schools

The House is expected to begin debate on AHCA this am and have final votes today, perhaps by 5pm.

Here’s what we need you to do ASAP:
 
     Calls, calls, calls. Here's a tool that you can share  or use SEIU's numbers (English 866-426-2631; Spanish 877-736-7831). MAKE CALLS NOW. Matt Fuller from Huffington Post has the count at 23 No votes - 22 defeats it. We must keep the pressure on because people will flip with the new amendments.

Here is the script for your call: 
As a constituent and a superintendent, I oppose the passage of the American Health Care Act. Rather than close the gap and eliminate the rate of uninsured children in America, the current proposal will ration the health care America’s most vulnerable children receive and undermine the ability of districts to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities and students in poverty. 
Children represent 46% of all Medicaid beneficiaries yet represent only 19% of the costs. Currently, 4-5 billion dollars flow to school districts every year, so they can make sure students with disabilities who need the help of therapists can learn and that students who can’t get to a doctor regularly can receive the basic medical care they need to learn and thrive. The current proposal will jeopardize student's ability to receive comprehensive care at schools and create barriers to access.  
The American Health Care Act would undermine critical healthcare services my district provides to children. It would also lead to layoffs of school personnel, the potential for new taxes to compensate for the Medicaid shortfall, and shifting general education dollars to special education programs to compensate for these cuts.  

 
 
Current Whip List of Who Has Publicly Made a Statement Since Vote Announcement
 
Moderates - NO
Dent (PA)
Lance (NJ)
Smith (NJ)
LoBiondo (NJ)
D Young (IA) - voted against rule
Donovan (NY)
 
Moderate - Maybe
Katko (NY)
 
Moderate - YES
Kinzinger (IL)
Thompson (PA)
 
Conserv - NO
Meadows (NC)
Amash (MI) - voted against rule
Massie (KY) - voted against rule
W Jones (NC) - voted against rule
Brooks (AL)
Gohmert (TX)
Biggs (AZ)
 
Conserv - YES
Barton (TX)
 
Conserv - MAYBE
 
 
Moderates That Need To Hear From Their Constituents
Current position on AHCA - since vote was announced. 
Will update as we get more info. 
 
NV-02
Mark
Amodei
 
CO-06
Mike
Coffman
 
VA-10
Barbara
Comstock
 
PA-06
Ryan
Costello
 
CA-08
Paul
Cook
 
FL-26
Carlos
Curbelo
 
CA-10
Jeff
Denham
 
PA-15
Charlie
Dent
No
NY-11
Dan
Donovan
No
FL-25
Mario
Diaz-Balart
 
CA-49
Darrell
Issa
 
OH-06
Bill
Johnson
 
NY-24
John
Katko
MAYBE
NY-02
Peter
King
 
CA-25
Steve
Knight
 
NJ-07
Leonard
Lance
No
OH-05
Bob
Latta
 
NJ-02
Frank
LoBiondo
No
FL-18
Brian
Mast
 
AZ-02
Martha
McSally
 
PA-07
Pat
Meehan
 
ME-02
Bruce
Poloquin
 
OH-16
Jim
Renacci
 
FL-27
Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen
 
NJ-04
Chris
Smith
No
VA-02
Scott
Taylor
 
OH-12
Pat
Tiberi
 
CA-21
David
Valadao
 
AK-AL
Don
Young
 
IA-03
David
Young
No
NY-01
Lee
Zeldin
 
 

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