The Time for Action is NOW!

Thank you to all who joined us last week in Chicago for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon. EverThrive IL was honored to have so many members, partners, and health champions come together at this historic time, and grateful to keynote speaker William McNary from Citizen Action Illinois, who inspired us to keep fighting and take action.

We are now in the final, crucial days of the fight to save health care. Today, Senate Republicans released their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill, which will strip millions of their health insurance, leave millions more with flimsy, expensive plans, and make devastating and permanent cuts to Medicaid, could be called for a vote before the end of June.
 
The AHCA is especially bad for kids. In Illinois, half of all kids get their health insurance from Medicaid and a recent analysis shows that the Medicaid cuts could cause the uninsured rate for kids to grow by 50% under this plan.

We must work harder than ever. Join EverThrive IL in fighting for a healthier state and protecting access to high-quality affordable healthcare for every Illinoisian! Here's how you can help right now:
 
1.Call your Member of Congress at 1-866-877-3303 and demand that they publicly oppose the AHCA. Senators Durbin and Duckworth are outspoken opponents of the AHCA, but the Senate bill, if approved, will head to the House for a final vote. Calling your House member now is crucial for building a firewall against this bill.

 
2. Share this email with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues and join the conversation online with the hashtags #ILSaveACA and #SaveMedicaid. Help keep the conversation going and increase the volume. If you have friends/family in these 10 states, encourage them to call and tweet at their Senators to Vote NO on #TrumpCarein2018. 

 
3. Join Protect Our Care Illinois and Senator Dick Durbin for a special call on Friday, June 23rd at 9:15am. Senator Durbin will share his perspective on the Senate bill, the secretive drafting process, and what you can do to support the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid in this final push. Register for the call here.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017
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