Doctors and medical students hit the streets this weekend to march to protect our patients. In cities across the country, white coats united with concerned citizens to march in support of the right of everyone to receive quality, affordable care. Our collective action put the Trump administration on notice that we won’t be silent when our rights or the rights of our patients are threatened.
Our fight to save the Affordable Care Act continues today.
Right now, Congress is holding the next hearing for the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary. It also happens to be the last day Congressional Republicans will be in Washington, DC before heading to a policy conference where they will discuss reforming the health law. This is an important moment to make sure they hear from you. Congress is taking notice of the calls coming into every office, so we have to keep calling! Dial the number below and then use this form to report back on how the call went.
Call Congress now and tell them not to repeal the ACA without a suitable replacement: (202) 224-3121
To help you stay up-to-date on the latest developments in DC around the ACA, check out the recent activity below:
- Rep. Tom Price Faces Senators at Hearing
Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary, Rep. Tom Price faced his first Senate hearing last week just as allegations of insider trading surfaced. Our statement on his nomination is here. Price faces his next hearing today.
- President Trump Issues Executive Order
On Friday, President Trump issued an executive order that instructs federal agencies to use their current powers to weaken the ACA “to the maximum extent permitted by law.” More on the order is available here.
- Senators Cassidy and Collins Introduce a Replacement Plan for the ACA
On Monday, Senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins introduced the “Patient Freedom Act.” We remain concerned this bill doesn’t go far enough. Read more on the proposal here.
- Republicans Aim to Block Grant Medicaid
The Trump Administration stated their intention to convert Medicaid into block grants. This fact sheet from our partners at Families USA explains why this is a bad idea.