Once again the GOP is attempting to repeal and replace Obamacare - this time with a system of state block grants. The plan would allow states to opt out of Obamacare protections such as caps on premiums paid by those with pre-existing conditions.
Sixteen medical and patient groups have come out against this bill, including the AMA, the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, the American Cancer Society Action Network Group, the AARP, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the National Health Council, and the March of Dimes.
1. Contact Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who voted against the repeal-and-replace bill, and ask her to continue her opposition to the GOP’s attempts to pull the health care rug out from under millions of American. The governor of her state, Bill Walker, has spoken out against the bill, saying that it would result in drastic Medicaid cuts.
2. GOP Senator Daniel Sullivan, also of Alaska, has not taken a position on the bill. Contact him and ask him to oppose it.