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Who to Call

What to Say

Here are some talking points you should go over:
  • Don’t be afraid to tell your story. If health care reform has positively impacted your life, or if repeal would negatively impact your life – let your representative know. Personal stories are sometimes the most effective ways to influence policy.
  • The American people have already rejected the idea of repealing the Affordable Care Act, when House Republicans put forth a haphazard and dangerous plan that could have resulted in a loss of health insurance coverage for 24 million Americans. The latest Trumpcare proposal harms more American while still cutting taxes for the wealthiest of Americans.
  • The ACA prevents discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions like asthma, heart disease, or diabetes. Without the ACA, insurance companies are free to turn these people away or charge them discriminatory premiums. Any plan that doesn’t make essential health benefits and coverage for those with pre-existing conditions mandatory is absolutely non-negotiable.
  • Since the Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010, over 20 million previously uninsured Americans have gained health insurance. If the Republicans follow through with gutting the ACA, 24 million Americans could lose their health insurance.

Some Tips

Introduce yourself

Introduce yourself, ask for the name of the person who handles health care policy, and share where you're from so your representative’s staff know that you're a constituent. (“Hi, this is Joe calling from Wilmington, Delaware. Can I speak to the person in your office who handles health care policy?”)

Say why you’re calling & what you want to happen

State the reason you are calling and the specific action you want your representative to take — the Affordable Care Act saves lives and ask your representative to vote against repealing it.

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