National Breast Cancer Coalition

Act Now to Save the ACA!

WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY!  ASK THEM TO SUPPORT YOU BY VOTING AGAINST REPEAL OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

Senate Republicans are working hard to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Already the Senate has approved the budget, which is the first step in repealing the ACA. Senate Democrats offered several proposals that could impact women and men with, and at risk of breast cancer if the repeal occurs, including:

·      Lowering prescription drug costs

·      Preexisting condition guarantee (preventing ACA repeal from eliminating the law’s protection for those with preexisting conditions)

·      Protecting women’s health environment (including a measure that ensures women aren’t charged more for their insurance because of their gender)

·      Ensuring rural hospitals stay open (preventing rural hospitals and health care providers from being weakened under repeal)

These proposals were voted on, and defeated by the Republican majority. 

We don’t know a specific timeline, but we know next steps may move quickly. For now, there is still time for us to use our voices! Repealing the ACA will take health insurance away from millions of Americans and increase health care premiums for millions more.  Women and men with and at risk of breast cancer need care not chaos!

Make your voice heard and contact your US Senators and ask them to vote against any ACA repeal measures. The Senators listed below must hear from our advocates.  If your Senator supports the ACA, please thank them for their support. 

Call the Senator(s) from your state listed below and deliver this message:  

Senator __________, I am a constituent and I urge you to vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.  Women and men with and at risk of breast cancer need this coverage - lives depend on it. We are watching and we too will be voting!

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)         202.224.6665 

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)             202.224.3004 

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)             202.224.2235 

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)                 202.224.4521 

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)         202.224.3744 

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)                 202.224.3254 

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)           202.224.2523 

Senator Dan Heller (R-NV)               202.224.6244 

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)           202.224.3353 

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)             202.224.4254 

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)     202.224.4944 

Senator Shelly Capito (R-WV)          202.224.6472

As always, thank you for your amazing advocacy!