As you may know, the Senate is rushing to get a health care reform bill passed before the 4th of July recess. The bill is being written behind closed doors in secret by a few Senators and their aides with no input from stakeholders and no opportunity for public debate. What’s worse? The Senate health care bill is expected to cut nearly $1 billion from Medicaid, eliminate a source of Medicare funding and increase costs for middle age and elderly Americans. Did you know that:
- 25% of children and 31% of babies in Utah rely on Medicaid for their healthcare needs
- 6% of Utah seniors rely on Medicaid to pay for assisted living facilities or a home health aid
We have one week to make sure Senator Hatch and Senator Lee hear our voices saying that this bill is bad for Utah and bad for America.
CALL TO ACTION
- Call our Senators! Join our friends at MHAction and Utah Coalition of Manufactured Homeowners for a Call-In Day TODAY to let Senator Hatch and Senator Lee know that we don’t want healthcare reform that makes healthcare less affordable and would reduce coverage for low-income children and their parents, and the elderly.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper using this tool to voice your opinion on health care and the need to make reforms that do not take health care away from individuals and families in Utah or make our care less affordable. Want some tips on how to write a letter to the editor? Click here.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 (DC) // (801) 524-4380 (SLC) // (801) 375-7881 (Provo) // (435) 634-1795 (St. George) // (801) 625-5672 (Ogden) // (435) 586-8435 (Cedar City)
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden)