On Wednesday night, Senate leadership unveiled their final health reform package. It's a great bill that accomplishes President Obama's core goals for reform: provide more security for those who have insurance, guarantee affordable coverage options for those who don't, and rein in the cost of care for American businesses and families.
And it accomplishes all of this while reducing the deficit by as much as $777 billion over the next 20 years.
Now, we're in the final sprint toward reform, and the next challenge is already here.
Today, senators are listening carefully to see how constituents react to the bill and how we want them to proceed. So it's our job to make sure they hear quickly and unmistakably: Move forward!
On Saturday, the Senate faces a close vote on whether or not to begin debate, so it's critical to weigh in right away. Call New York's senators now.
Sen. Chuck Schumer at 202-509-0651
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at 202-559-7171
(Not your senators? Click here to look yours up, http://advocacy.barackobama.com/healthcare/campaigns/14/call_scripts/39/call_sessions/new)
Just tell whomever answers the phone where you live and that you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- and want the Senate to begin discussing it right away.
After you've called, click here to tell us how it went:
Many senators have worked tirelessly to get us this far, and they deserve our thanks. But it is crucial that every senator knows that we are counting on them to stand up to the insurance industry and support reform -- and that we will be right there standing with them.
We're getting so close, and your incredible work is a big part of why we've been successful so far. Let's keep it up and get this job done.
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(posted by Javin James)