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Daily Action: Call Out Trump's ACA Sabotage


CONTACT: 
Department of Health and Human Services:
(202) 205-5445

Sen. Dianne Feinstein
DC: (202) 224-3841
LA: (310) 914-7300
Sen. Kamala Harris
DC: (202) 224-3553
LA:  (213) 894-5000
Rep. Julia Brownley: 
DC: (202) 225-5811
Thousand Oaks: (805) 379-1779
Rep. Ted Lieu:
DC: (202) 225-3976
LA: (323) 651-1040
Rep. Steve Knight:
DC: (202) 225-1956
Simi Valley: (805) 581-7130

Sample Script:
Hello, my name is __________, and I am a constituent of Senator/Representative ___________'s in _______________, California. I am calling to urge the Senator/Representative to demand that the Department of Health and Human Services maintain full promotional efforts related to the upcoming ACA enrollment period. The Trump administration must end its vindictive sabotage of the ACA! HHS must reinstate full funding for advertisements and full participation by regional directors in outreach events. And they must cancel their unnecessary Sunday-morning website outages, which prevent signups during one of the most popular times of the week. The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, and the American people expect to see it fully implemented. Thank you!


BACKGROUND (from 5 Calls)
While Republican attempts to repeal the ACA have faltered with the demise of the Graham-Cassidy bill, their efforts to sabotage the ACA have continued at full pace. Instead of faithfully implementing the ACA, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has repeatedly impeded the proper functioning of the law. HHS has inexplicably moved the dates of this year's open enrollment period (now Nov. 1 to Dec. 15) and slashed advertising funding by 90%.

Since 2013, the Department of HHS has sent regionals directors to states to participate in outreach events to help promote ACA enrollment alongside stakeholders. This year, however, HHS told all 10 regional directors not to do so. Most brazenly, HHS has planned outages of the ACA website every Sunday morning during this period, knocking out one of the most popular times for individuals to buy ACA health care plans.

HHS needs to be reminded that the American public is watching and will not stand by if it attempts to endanger our health insurance markets with political games. In addition to calls, you can also share information about the ACA's open enrollment period with those who may need it: www.healthcare.gov