Advocating For Affordable Health Care

Panel discussion with local healthcare professionals: Accessing and advocating for different models of healthcare in the Big Horn Basin. Val Lengfelder – Powell Valley Healthcare Ruth Edge – Heart Mountain Clinic Mike Tracy – 307Health Michelle Gutierrez – Northwest Family Planning Local healthcare providers will explain their model of practice, how each practice is/ or will be impacted by changes in healthcare legislation in Wyoming…

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Friday July 14, 2017 Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a new version of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which makes several key changes to their original plan. The new bill has some significant differences from the one passed by the House in May, including deeper cuts to Medicaid, a program that insures one in five Americans. The New York Times…

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Opportunity #1 The Cody 4th of July parade organizers have told us : “Barasso, Enzi, and Cheney will be among the first 15 entries in the 3rd and 4th parades. Northrop and Cloud are also scheduled”. This provides Bighorn Basin residents a rare opportunity — since our Members of Congress refused to meet with us after multiple requests, take your message to them at the…

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From a friend who just got off a healthcare coalition call with Sen. Schumer. His message: 1. Grassroots pressure will determine whether this Obamacare repeal bill passes. 2. They’re not seeing nearly the response there was to the House bill. That needs to change. 3. It’s make or break this week. It’s unlikely McConnell will drag this on past next week because he wants to…

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TIME TO MAKE THE CALLS Take a moment today to confront your Senators (202-224-3121) with the truth. The truth is that health care is a life and death issue demanding the highest level of attention, hard work, and empathy. Call your Republican senators, after reminding them of that, ask the following: How much time are you willing to give the full Senate and your constituents…

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On May 4th the House passed a health care bill by 4 votes to repeal/replace major parts of the ACA. Every Democrat and 20 Republicans voted NO, while 217 Republicans voted YES. By voting YES, Wyoming Representative Cheney demonstrated a disregard for the health of the people of Wyoming. The House bill contains these provisions Ends the ACA mandate, which spreads health insurance costs among…

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