The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
The newly sworn-in 115th Congress is poised to begin the repeal of the Affordable Care Act without replacing it with a plan to cover the 23 million Americans who have gained coverage through the ACA. A recent study indicates that 30 million people could lose coverage if the law is repealed. Few pieces of legislation in the last 50 years have had a greater impact on the daily lives of Americans than the Affordable Care Act.
Reform Jews are uniting with other members of the faith community across the country to express our commitment to affordable healthcare.
Call your Senators and Representatives and urge them to oppose the repeal of the ACA – a repeal would deny millions of people access to affordable care. If you are not able to call on January 9 but still wish to participate, we still encourage you to call throughout this month. You can also take action by sending a letter to your member of Congress expressing your concerns.
To call a House Member, call 1-888-738-3058. For your Senator, call 1-888-897-9753.
Here is a guide to for what to say when you connect with your Senator's/Representative's office. Please share your personal story about why this issue is important to you.
Hello, my name is________and I am calling from [city,state] to share my concerns about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act through the reconciliation process. I am concerned with the effects this would have on those within our state and urge the Senator/Representative to protect affordable healthcare access for millions in our state and across the country.
I urge the Senator/Representative to oppose repealing the ACA and vote no on the budget reconciliation bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it. No one should have to face a choice between their health and their financial and economic security.