No one seems completely clear on whether the Senate will vote next week on health care or what they will vote on if they do. That might be deliberate in part — an effort to reduce the pressure on their members who will be home this weekend. Or it could be because the Senate leadership plans to move forward with whatever seems likeliest to be approved, and that decision won’t be made until the necessarily deals are struck.
What we know about every plan that has been proposed, however, is that tens of millions of our sisters and brothers will lose their health care, including some of our most vulnerable children. That is not acceptable. Indeed, it is antithetical to our call to see the face of God in one another, to love one another as we love ourselves, and to treat the least of these as we would treat Jesus, among other things.
What we also know is that calls to elected leaders can make a difference, and Friday, July 21 is National Medicaid Call-in Day. Please make at least two calls, one each to Senator Tillis and to Senator Burr, and ask them to protect Medicaid as well as extending health care to more Americans.
Senator Tillis can be reached at 202-224-6342, and Senator Burr’s number is 202-224-3154.
Let them hear that North Carolinians expect better health coverage for more people in whatever moves forward. None of the plans being considered is acceptable.