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Breaking: US House takes shameful health vote

Breaking: US House takes shameful health vote

Breaking News: The U.S. House just took its first vote to gut the Affordable Care Act. 

The U.S. House has followed the Senate’s lead by voting 227-198 to pass the budget resolution designed to dismantle the ACA.

Representatives Ann Wagner, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Vicki Hartzler, Sam Graves, Billy Long, and Jason Smith voted in favor of gutting the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for Missouri families.

Representatives Lacy Clay and Emanuel Cleaver stood with Missouri families and voted no on this dangerous proposal.

Join us Tuesday for Rush Hour Rallies across the state

We are taking to the streets to have our voices heard. Join us for Rush Hour Rallies from across the state.

Tuesday, January 17th – 8:00 AM

Tuesday, January 17th – 11:00 AM

 

Speak out against these reckless votes

Take to Social Media!

Take a picture of yourself holding a “Don’t Take My Health Care” sign and tweet or post it. Be sure to include these hashtags: #KeepOurCare #SaveACA #Reckless

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Moving Forward Together

Moving Forward Together

Like many of you, we are deeply disappointed in the results of last night’s election. At the national level, we will be led by a President who has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and a Congress that has repeatedly tried to do so. In Missouri, we elected a new Governor who has run on a platform of opposing Medicaid Expansion.

It is so tempting to throw up our hands in despair at this moment. But this moment requires our courage and resolve.

Our movement has been through challenging times before. It took more than fifty years of failed attempts to pass broad health care reform. After each setback, health care champions summoned the strength to continue fighting. Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate in our country is the lowest it has ever been.

The millions of people who gained coverage and protections through the Affordable Care Act – and the 300,000 Missourians still waiting for us to close the Coverage Gap – are counting on us to make sure that campaign talk doesn’t turn into reality. This spring, we showed that our movement has the ability to work with elected officials in both parties on bipartisan solutions to health care challenges, and we aren’t about to give up now. We will continue to engage our grassroots supporters to defend our hard-won gains and work for further improvements.

If you are upset or hurting today, it’s okay. Take care of your personal well-being and that of your family. But please, don’t dwell in despair. The path forward lies in our shared determination.

We are doubling down on our mission of ensuring that every Missourian can access quality, affordable health care. If you can help support the staff, travel, and supplies this work will require, please make a tax-deductible donation here.

Thank you for standing with us at this moment. We honor and appreciate you, and we look forward to our continuing work together.

In gratitude,

Jen Bersdale
Executive Director
Missouri Health Care for All

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Missouri Legislature Overrides SB608: Adds fees & penalties to Medicaid

Missouri Legislature Overrides SB608: Adds fees & penalties to Medicaid

We are deeply disappointed that the Missouri House & Senate have narrowly voted to override the Governor’s veto of SB608, a dangerous bill that sought to punish Missourians on Medicaid for ER use and missed appointments.. These penalties & fees have been shown to hurt health.

We thank the Senators and Representatives who spoke against the override, noting the real life circumstances many Medicaid recipients face, and the need to increase access to health care, not put up more barriers.

We are deeply disappointed to report that the Missouri House and Senate narrowly voted to override Governor Nixon’s veto. SB608 will become law.

Medicaid connects thousands of Missouri families to health care they would otherwise not be able to afford. SB608 will penalize Medicaid patients with unaffordable co-pays, more Missourians will put off needed medical care, and their health will suffer.

We are continuing to fight back against this bad policy. Over the coming months, we will push the state of Missouri to reduce the harm to low income patients. We will need your help to protect Missouri’s most vulnerable and will reach out when it is time to act.

As always, we will let you know when we need you to take action and stand up for the health of Missourians.

Thank you for taking action and supporting our movement.

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Joplin Legislator & Volunteer Reception

Joplin Legislator & Volunteer Reception

Please join Missouri Health Care for All and ACCESS Family Care on Thursday, August 11th to celebrate the hard work of local health care advocates over the past year.

We will be honoring Representative Charlie Davis and Representative Bill White for sponsoring and helping pass Rate Review bills this session.

We will also be honoring the tireless work of Glendola Flake, Krista Stark, and Carol & Rick Wiseman.

There is no admission to join the reception. Mark your calendar and RSVP for the celebration now!

Thursday, August 11th
6:00 – 7:15 PM
ACCESS Family Care
530 S. Maiden Ln, Joplin, MO
Admission is free

Thanks to the work of these honorees and our movement, Missouri consumers will have greater transparency in their health insurance rates.

Please join us Thursday, August 11th to show our appreciation for our honorees’ great work.

Click here to RSVP or contact mohealth@mohealthcareforall.org for more information.

 

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