Tell your Senator: Vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy bill

The Senate will vote soon on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, the latest Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. Millions of people will lose health coverage because of this bill, including people cut from Medicaid, a program that covers the poorest and most vulnerable of our neighbors.  

As people of faith, we must tell Congress that Graham-Cassidy does not represent the values we are called to hold as Christians.

Matthew 25 tells us to care for the hungry, the thirsty, and the sick. Graham-Cassidy is a direct contradiction of the biblical value to "love thy neighbor." 

As people of faith we are called not only to serve the millions of Americans who are in need, but also to promote laws and policies which uphold human dignity and reflect God’s special concern for poor and vulnerable people. 

Tell your Senator: I cannot and will not stand idly by as Congress and the Administration worsen the lives and health care of low income families. We can and must do better than this.

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Vote no on Graham Cassidy

Dear Senator,

As a person of faith, I strongly believe the Graham-Cassidy bill does not represent the values we are called to hold as Christians. In fact, the legislation as currently written contradicts Jesus' call for us to care for 'the least of these.'

Millions of people will lose health coverage because of this bill, including millions who would be cut from Medicaid, a program that covers the poorest and most vulnerable of our neighbors. The bill would cut billions of dollars from Medicaid, mostly to pay for changes that would benefit high-income people and corporations.

Those Medicaid cuts are of primary concern. The bill would reverse the expansion of Medicaid to people just above the poverty line. Further, changing the Medicaid program from an entitlement to a 'per capita cap' would fundamentally undermine our ability to provide health care to the poor. And it would do all of this while cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans.

The moral juxtaposition of slashing healthcare for the poor while giving the rich a tax break is a fundamental biblical contradiction and a religious issue for us. This is a life and death issue. These cuts will lead to death or debilitation for many people; these cuts will kill.

I cannot and will not stand idly by as Congress and the Administration worsen the lives and well-being of low income families. We can and must do better than this.

As people of faith we are called not only to serve the millions of Americans who are in need, but also to promote laws and policies which uphold human dignity and reflect God's special concern for poor and vulnerable people.

As your constituent, I urge you to vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]