Today is the first day of our 2017 summer fundraising drive. You will be hearing from us frequently over the next few days as we seek to raise the funds necessary to support our work in educating members of Congress about the disastrous consequences that will befall many of our patients if the Senate passes the health care bill it is now considering.
The bill the U.S. Senate is considering, dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), would take away coverage from 22 million patients, rollback critical consumer protections, increase costs and make devastating cuts to Medicaid; the very things we have fought so hard for together.
In this critical moment, Doctors for America has been speaking out for patients. We have organized a national White Coat Fly-in on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to do no harm, visited with key members of Congress and mobilized our grassroots network of physicians from across the country. Together, in collaboration with our many national allies, we were able to block and delay attempts to repeal the ACA. And with your help, we can continue that effort.
As a member-funded organization, we value every single contribution received. These fundraising drives are critical to ensuring we have the resources we need to support our work which has never been more important.
Meghana and Ani Rao have generously pledged to match your contribution if we can raise $2,500 today.
Scott Poppen, MD MPA