EVERYONE ! THE NURSES NEED US SO ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Their message states as follows ….
As you know, Congress is set to vote on a major tax bill. The vote might happen as early as Tuesday morning. If passed, it will drastically increase economic inequality and endanger healthcare for millions of Americans.
In a letter sent earlier today, we wrote Congress that the bill poses a serious threat:
“In slashing taxes for the rich, the bill will drastically increase the deficit – which will undoubtedly be used by some in Congress to justify a continued attack on Medicare, Medicare, Social Security, and other necessary social programs.”
We are urging you to call Congress and let them know you oppose this tax bill. This is especially meaningful for those with Republican Representatives, and those in Maine, Tennessee, Arizona, and Florida represented by Senators Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, and Marco Rubio.
The number to call is 202-224-3121
This number will work for the Senate and the House
Congress Needs to Hear from All of Us
House Speaker Paul Ryan has already declared his intent to follow up approval of the tax bill with an all out effort to make big cuts in Medicare. In addition, prior federal legislation would mandate cuts in Medicare under the deficit expected as a result of the tax bill.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, by eliminating the tax penalty, set by the Affordable Care Act, on people who don’t buy private insurance, up to 13 million people will choose not to buy the over-priced private insurance plans. Additionally, analysts have projected that private insurers will use the loss the mandate as a pretext to impose new double digit premium increases, which will further discourage people from getting the care they need.
That number again is 202-460-3121. It’s the Congressional switchboard, and you can reach your Senator and/or House member at any time by entering your zip code.
Deborah Burger, RN and Jean Ross, RN
Co-presidents National Nurses United