We need your help! The House may be voting tomorrow on the American Health Care Act and the Senate is likely to vote before April 7th. These cuts would be massive—about $80 billion (to Medicaid alone).
CALL TO ACTION
- Call your Members of Congress (call your U.S. Representative first, then your two senators) and ask them to protect Medicaid.
TIPS: The most effective calls are heartfelt & focus on information that is specific to Utah. Instead of using a script consider sharing a personal experience or using one fact or two facts (below) that stands out as important to you:
- 20% of the total Utah child population relies on Medicaid (over 200,000 kids)
- Children & youth with special health care needs (disabilities and chronic illnesses) depend on Medicaid
- Families with children enrolled in Medicaid have been shown to more easily move out of poverty (fewer bankruptcies)
- Utah spends less than the national average per enrollee. Under a cap, low cost states fare worse because they begin at a lower base.
- Utah has had a greater increase in the number of low-income seniors between 2006-2015. This population is more likely to be eligible for Medicaid and will be an expensive group to cover.
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)
Rep. Rob Bishop (Congressional District 1): 202-225-0453 (DC) // 801-625-0107 (Ogden)
Rep. Chris Stewart (Congressional District 2): 202-225-9730 (DC) // 801-364-5550 (SLC) // 435-627-1500 (St. George)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Congressional District 3): (202) 225-7751 (DC) // (801) 851-2500 (UT)
Rep. Mia Love (Congressional District 4): (202) 225-3011 (DC) // 801-996-8729 (West Jordan)
Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Check here.