URGENT: Medicaid in trouble – but YOU can help RIGHT NOW!

March 22nd, 2017|URGENT Action|0 Comments


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 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.

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