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Terra Goodnight · June 20, 2017

Save Our Healthcare Toolkit

Congressional Republicans are working to pass a healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will cause millions of people to lose health care and be particularly devastating to women. The Senate GOP crafted their bill in secret and released a “discussion draft” Thursday. A report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the bill’s impact to coverage and affordability is expected early next week. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a vote on bill by the July 4th recess, meaning that many Senators will be voting on a bill just days after they’ve had a chance to see it and understand its implications. With conservative Senators reluctant to sign on, it is likely to get worse in the amendment process. Senator Portman has not stated how he would vote on the bill and needs to hear from constituents.

NEW: Talking Points and Analysis of the Senate Bill

Below are materials to help you support the resistance to the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) by spreading the word, becoming better informed, and helping show Senator Portman that Ohioans are united in opposition to a harmful bill, crafted behind closed doors. We will update this page as needed until the vote occurs.
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Additional graphics based on direct quotes from County Boards of Mental Health and Addiction Services on the impact of Medicaid Expansion (which would likely end under AHCA) on their ability to respond to Ohio’s growing opioid addiction crisis:
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Materials to help craft messages to your audience.

Ohio Events

Events are being organized around Ohio to show support for preserving healthcare coverage and to urge Senator Portman to vote no on the BCRA. We will update this list as events are created. Send us info about yours at
Saturday, June 25
Don’t Take Our Healthcare Rally with Bernie Sanders (Columbus) 11:30am Express LIVE 405 Neil Ave, Columbus
Monday, June 26
Stand Up For Healthcare Rally (Warren) 6 – 7:30 pm, Courthouse Square 105 High St NE, Warren
Tuesday, June 27
Day of Opposition (Cincinnati) 10 am – 7 pm (events vary), Portman Office, 312 Walnut St., Cincinnati Medicaid Community Event and Press Conference 4pm, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati Rally to Save Healthcare (Cleveland) 5:30 pm, Public Square, Cleveland Stop Playing Games with Our Healthcare – Statehouse Rally (Columbus) 5:30 pm, Ohio Statehouse, High and Broad Streets, Columbus Health Care Community Conversation (Marietta) 5:30pm, Marietta City Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St, Marietta Say NO! To Trumpcare (Toledo) 5:30pm, Levis Square 285 N Saint Clair St, Toledo Health Care Community Conversation (Youngstown) 6pm, The Federal, 110 W. Federal, Youngstown

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