How to Call Your Members of Congress About the ACA
Have notes available to refer to as you talk.
If you must leave a message with aides, push “1” at the end to leave a recorded message.
Say “thank you” when you’re finished.
Calling Topic Suggestions
Please keep the Affordable Care Act (don’t use the term Obamacare).
Everyone needs reasonable health insurance. Before the ACA, millions were one accident/one diagnosis away from health and financial ruin!
If you have a story, share it. Making it personal and emotional is best.
The mandate is misrepresented to the public! The gradually increasing penalty is to encourage everyone to obtain health insurance - the healthy as well as the sick, young and old, everyone - to balance the system and make it cost effective.
In the short existence of the ACA with more than 20 million more people insured, Health Care cost increases are gradually slowing. Give the ACA time to work!
Repeal of the ACA does affect Medicare and Medicaid. The donut hole for prescription drugs will open instead of closing as we hoped. Those with Medicare Advantage plans could pay more for their insurance, since these plans have been subsidized by ACA.
The ACA has preventative/wellness programs. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Examples of preventative/wellness services covered by the ACA: cancer screenings, mammograms, prostate exams, preventative testing, and vaccines.