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Catholic Charities USA - ACTION ALERT

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The Senate has until the end of the month to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act using budget reconciliation, which only requires 50 votes to pass. With the deadline looming, the Senate is considering the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. The bill will have a devastating impact on the poor and vulnerable by ending the Medicaid expansion, turning much of the Medicaid program into block grants and potentially ending access to health care coverage for millions of Americans.

Your voice is needed now to urge them to insist that health care reform protects access to affordable health care coverage! 

CCUSA's work is rooted in the Church's moral and social teaching, which holds in accordance with human dignity, that health care is a basic human right. Across the country, Catholic Charities agencies provided health care-related services to more than 860,000 individuals. These agencies see firsthand the devastating consequences of inadequate health care.  They see the consequences of untreated mental illness, they work to respond to the growing opioid epidemic and they support families who are struggling to decide between paying their health care bills or paying their rent.  

Tell your senator to oppose these efforts to cut Medicaid coverage and instead to work for a health care bill which truly expands coverage, reduces costs and respects human life and dignity.