Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tell Congress: Don't Repeal Health Care Reform!

As we here at AFC have been saying for years, health care reform will fundamentally change the fight against HIV and AIDS. Expanding coverage to more Americans will mean more HIV-positive people will be getting the medicine and care they need, and the law’s emphasis on prevention and early intervention will help us curb transmission, especially in at-risk populations like gay men, Latinos and African Americans.

However, opponents of reform are intent on taking from us what they plan to keep for themselves: guaranteed access to quality, affordable health care. The Republican House Leadership has rescheduled their vote to repeal health care reform for Wednesday, January 19th, and your representative needs to hear from you! Illinoisans living with and at risk for HIV and AIDS cannot go without health care, and that's exactly what repeal would do.

Please take one minute and call your representative (toll-free) now!

Call toll free:
(Click here to find out who your Congressional representative is – simply enter your address in the search box)

Tell them:

“I urge you to vote against repeal of the Affordable Care Act. How do you plan to vote?”

- If they say they will vote "no" on repeal, thank them for their support.
- If they say they will vote yes to repeal, tell them:
"I then expect you to not just 'talk the talk, but walk the walk.' I demand you issue a public statement immediately after your vote, stating that you and your family will not participate in the taxpayer-subsidized, government administered health insurance plan that is available to you, since your vote is taking away the same health care benefits from your constituents that we the taxpayers are providing to you and your family.”

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