Advocacy Alert: Senate Postponment of BCRA Vote Creates Advocacy Opportunities!

June 28, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has postponed the vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July Congressional Recess.

This delay buys McConnell more time to tweak the bill and wrangle the votes needed to pass it before the next Senate in August. IT also gives grassroots advocates more time to make our voices heard.

Senator Jerry Moran announced after the delay that, “The Senate healthcare bill missed the mark for Kansans and therefore did not have my support.” We still haven’t gotten his firm commitment that he will oppose cuts to Medicaid or converting Medicaid from an entitlement to a per-capital cap and ending pre-existing conditions coverage.

Advocates should continue contacting Senator Jerry Moran and hold him to his recent public statements that he doesn’t support cutting Medicaid, will protect coverage of pre-existing conditions and will lower costs and make coverage more affordable.  The BCRA do none of these things!

During the recess, over the first week in July, Senator Moran will be back home visiting with constituents. Advocates need to seize this opportunity to share our message! Look for opportunities to talk to the senator if he happens to be visiting your community or drop by one of his local offices.

Please Act Now!

Senator Jerry Moran’s Local Offices

If you live in Palco, Kansas Senator Moran will be at McKenna Youth and Activity Center on July 6th at 11:30AM.

Another easy way to do very effective advocacy is to take a selfie holding a sign that says – “Don’t cut Medicaid/Protect ACA coverage”  or if you are on Medicaid or are paid through Medicaid, hold a sign that says “I am Medicaid”. Send the pictures to us at: ksiek@tilrc.org and we will get them sent along for you. Then view the pictures we’ve already posted @KansasADAPT.

For more information call Kevin Siek at 785-233-4572.

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