New Jersey stands to lose $3.9 billion per year by 2026 under Graham-Cassidy. Tell Gov. Christie to resist this.
Republicans are making one last major push at ACA repeal and Medicaid destruction, and the odds of passage now are perhaps just as close as in July. The last of the repeal bills, Graham-Cassidy, is the worst. It block-grants and reduces federal funding for all ACA benefits and phases out all funding in 2027. It ends the Medicaid expansion and caps federal funding for all Medicaid. It takes federal funding from blue states that expanded Medicaid and redistributes it to red states in a bid for target specific senators' votes. Good overviews of the bill are here and here.
Our first call is to pressure Gov. Christie to oppose this bill, since the bill's sponsors are relying in large part on amassing support from Republican governors. This bill would strip New Jersey of almost $4 billion per year in federal funding by 2026. Please call Chris Christie and demand that he defend the best thing he ever did as governor -- accept the ACA Medicaid expansion -- and defend the state against being strip-mined for the benefit of states that did nothing to expand healthcare access.
Task: Call Gov. Christie - 609-292-6000.or 609) 777-2500. Feel free to use your own words, but here is a recommended call script:
I'm calling to urge Governor Christie to publicly oppose the Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill. The bill shifts money from states that like NJ did the right thing and expanded Medicaid to states that didn't. It would cost NJ almost $4 billion per year in federal funding by 2026 and would uninsure over 500,000 New Jerseyans. The bill's sponsors are relying on support from governors. Christie should defend his own good work in expanding Medicaid and oppose it.
Will Gov. Christie speak out against Graham-Cassidy? You don't know? Will you email me when he takes a position?
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