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This isn't over

By Shalini Pammal
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In a move that violated the sacred oath that doctors take to "first do no harm”, Senators just voted to advance a bill to the floor, that repeals the Affordable Care Act, thus stripping life-saving coverage from millions of Americans. While this is disappointing news, we know the fight to protect patients' lives has only just begun.

A vote is expected on the Senate floor later this week. The Senate has just begun debate on repeal. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted no today and with other moderate Senators deeply concerned about the impact of repeal on their states, we have an opportune window to make an impact.

We need to put as much pressure as possible on Senators to vote no on this bill, and that is especially important if you are from one of the following target states.

Capitol Switchboard: 
202-224-3121 

Target states:
Sen. McCain (AZ): 202-224-2235
Sen. Heller (NV): 202-224-6244
Sen. Capito (WV): 202-224-6472
Sen. Portman (OH): 202-224-3353
Sen. Murkowski (AK): 202-224-6665 Tell her thank you for voting no and urge her to stand strong.
Sen. Collins (ME): 202-224-2523 Tell her thank you for voting no and urge her to stand strong.
 
Let’s tell Senators to end this rush to repeal and work in a bipartisan manner to improve the health law. Your voice matters for the millions of patient lives at stake. This is not over.
 
In solidarity,
 
Shalini Pammal
Board Member

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