Senate to Vote This Week on Privatizing the VA

There is pending legislation on Capitol Hill that could lead to a total dismantling and Veterans Affairs 1privatization of the healthcare system our veterans want and need.

Last week, the House of Representatives voted 347-70 to pass S. 2372, the VA Mission Act. Now the bill goes to the Senate.

We need you to call both of your Senators NOW at 833-480-1637 and tell them you strongly oppose the VA MISSION Act (S. 2372).

Every dollar spent on privatized care deprives our veterans of the specialized care offered in our VAs – specialized care that saves their lives and helps veterans heal faster.

The VA MISSION Act (S. 2372) –

  • The legislation gives a VA Secretary the authority to privatize and dismantle broad swaths of the VA health care system;
  • The legislation gives the next VA Secretary broad authority to dismantle the VA at a time when the VA faces intense political pressure to pursue privatization;
  • The legislation will devastate communities by closures of vibrant VA medical centers;
  • The legislation will lead to privatization at the expense of full-staffing and resources needed for VA’s in-house operations.

Please call both of your Senators right NOW at 833-480-1637 and tell them to oppose the VA MISSION Act (S. 2372).

Once you hang up, please call 833-480-1637 again to speak with your other Senator’s office.

In Solidarity,

MaryBe McMillan

President, NC State AFL-CIO

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GOP to Push Forward on Repealing Health Care Today (Tuesday)

From People’s Action concerning the GOP’s health care bill and today’s (Tuesday) vote in the Senate despite the majority of nation’s citizens being opposed to any bill that would health care 1take away health care from millions of people:
 
Republican leaders are back at it.
 
Today at 2:15pm Eastern, they will begin voting on repealing our health care, even after their bill collapsed last week.
 
Senators don’t even know the details of what they’re being told to vote on. But we know it will be deadly. Every CBO analysis shows tens of millions losing health care.
 
People will miss out on cancer treatment and lose life-saving medications. Rural hospitals will close. People with disabilities will be forced into institutions.
 
Many people will die.
 
Just so drug and insurance corporations can make more money and billionaires can pay less in taxes.
 
Call your senators before 2:15pm Eastern. Tell them to vote NO and stop this cruelty. Tell them to protect Medicaid and health care for everyone in our country.
 
Please forward this message to your friends and ask them to call, too.
 
Thank you for being a health care champion,
 
Sarah Chaisson-Warner
People’s Action