Members of Congress may vote again to repeal the landmark health reform law signed by President Obama. The law will extend coverage to an estimated 32 million Americans and strengthen existing insurance coverage. It has already provided tremendous benefits, such as the ability for young adults to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26, a ban on insurance plans denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions and the gradual closing of the so-called Medicare “doughnut hole.”
Despite the Supreme Court’s historic ruling that the law is constitutional, and despite the benefits that will come with nearly all Americans now having health insurance, some Members of Congress are moving ahead with efforts to overturn the law. We cannot afford to let this happen. Members of Congress must reject any effort to deprive Americans of the inclusive, affordable, accessible and accountable health care they deserve.
Jewish Values and Health Care
Jewish tradition is emphatic about the importance of the community providing health care for its vulnerable members. When members of a society at large are ill, our responsibility expands to ensure that medical resources are available at an affordable cost. The Reform Movement was a leading voice in the faith community advocating for the passage of this law. We must continue to fulfill our responsibility to lift up the moral voice for health insurance reform by telling our Members of Congress to reject repeal.
In e-mails, faxes and phone calls, please contact your Members of Congress and urge them to oppose any health care repeal effort. The Capitol Switchboard can be reached at 202.224.3121 or you can also send an e-mail by entering your Zip Code below. For more information, please contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Madison Arent at 202.387.2800.