The Senate version of the so-called “American Health Care Act” is headed to the floor for a vote in the coming days with little-to-no time for public input and inquiry. Now is the time to contact your Senators to oppose this legislation-- and revisit the Affordable Care Act with an urgent call to“fix it, not end it.”
NGLCC is encouraging bipartisan dialogue to remedy problems in the existing Affordable Care Act and not a full repeal. We’ve watched the rush to repeal and replace with dismay at the lack of concern and respect for America’s business owners, their employees, their families, and the communities that existing health care provisions cover. The most vulnerable among us-- LGBT youth and seniors, women, people with disabilities, those with pre-existing conditions, and immigrants-- could face tremendous hardships as costs skyrocket and care vanishes.
How Can You Help?
Tell Congress not to hurt LGBT health! Call 866-426-2631 to let Congress know that you support the #ACA and tell them to VOTE NO on the American Health Care Act. #VoteNO #ProtectOurCare
This new bill would deny health insurance for millions of Americans and harm the ability of diverse small business owners to cover and protect their workforce. It is imperative that our LGBT-owned businesses have affordable and customizable healthcare options. Congress should focus on promoting the wellbeing of our communities and ensuring healthcare concerns do not inhibit diverse business owners from continuing to add trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of new jobs to the economy each year.
Many of the nation’s top healthcare organizations stand in staunch opposition to the ACHA including: AARP, the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, and the American Hospital Association. And yet, their voices have not stopped the Senate from rushing this bill forward.
Prior to the ACA, a high percentage of small business owners were unable to purchase, let alone afford, adequate health insurance as the AHCA would once again cause. The inability to access insurance and necessary healthcare was pronounced by the Kaiser Foundation as a barrier to starting a small business. That barrier has now been reinforced by this call to repeal & replace the Affordable Care Act. We need your help to urge the Senate to reconsider the AHCA and seek out methods of ensuring the health of all Americans while simultaneously promoting the health of American businesses.
Join us in our call to STOP THE AHCA and find bipartisan, common sense solutions to healthcare by improving the existing Affordable Care Act.
For additional information, talking points, our support, please contact us at Advocacy@nglcc.org or 202.234.9181
Yours in solidarity,
| Justin G. Nelson
| President & Co-Founder, NGLCC
||CEO & Co-Founder, NGLCC
and Team NGLCC