House Calls Save The ACA 2017-07-13T15:44:47+00:00

Every day, we medical professionals advocate  on behalf of our patients.

Right now, millions of our patients stand to lose their health insurance if the Senate passes their healthcare bill. This would be disastrous for their health.

When a new drug comes on the market, we ask ourselves whether it would harm our patients before prescribing it. We need to think the same way about healthcare legislation.

If you think that the proposed legislation could harm your patients, join doctors, nurses and medical caregivers across the country who are calling the Senate. (We’ve named this the HouseCalls Campaign even though it’s the Senate that needs our medical opinion right now!)

As we all know, advocating for patients is as much a part of medical care as the medical care itself. It  takes only a few minutes to make a call.

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Dr. Danielle Ofri – Doctor, Activist

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, associate professor of medicine at NYU, and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review.  Dr. Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times, Slate Magazine, and other publications. Her newest book is “What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear.”

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Dear Medical Colleagues,

Every day, we medical professionals advocate on behalf of our patients. We call insurance companies to get prior authorizations, expedite procedures, and get medications approved because we know that medical treatment only helps if the patient can actually get the care.

But now millions of our patients may lose their health insurance or be priced out of the market. And losing health insurance equals losing medical care. As medical professionals, we know that this would be disastrous for our patients’ health.

The Senate plans to vote on their health care legislation, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), soon. Now’s the time to act.

As medical caregivers, we are in a unique position to offer our professional opinion to our legislators who may only have a passing familiarity with the world of health care.

Please consider calling your Senator to offer your professional opinion about the BCRA.

When a new drug comes on the market, we ask ourselves whether it would harm our patients before we consider prescribing it. We need to think the same way about healthcare legislation: will it harm our patients?

As we all know, advocating for patients is as much a part of medical care as the medical care itself.

Are You A Medical Professional?

Dear Medical Friends,

Every day, we medical professionals advocate on behalf of our patients. We call insurance companies to get prior authorizations because we know that medical treatment only helps if the patient can actually get the care.

But now millions of our patients may lose their health insurance or be priced out of the market with the current legislation that has passed in the House and is coming to a vote in the Senate.

The Senate plans to vote on their Healthcare Bill soon, so we started a House Calls Campaign. (Ok, we need to call the Senate, not the House, but you get the idea). The plan is to blitz the Senate with calls from doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who have an ethical commitment to patient care.

We want medical caregivers to call their senators AND to call their medical organizations (AMA, SGIM, ACP, ANA).

We will especially need to contact doctors and nurses in Alaska, West Virginia, Maine, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Louisiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania, (the 10 swing states in this vote). More information about these states along with unique scripts for each state can be found at Indivisible’s www.TrumpCareTen.org).

As medical caregivers, we are in a unique position to offer our professional opinion to our legislators who may only have a passing familiarity with the world of health care. We owe this to our patients. Because as we all know, advocating for patients is as much a part of medical care as the medical care itself.

My name is ______and I am a member of ______.

Like you, I am deeply concerned that the Senate version of the AHCA will be harmful to our patients because so many will lose access to health care. I’m writing to ask _______to join us in HouseCallsCampaign, a national grassroots initiative aimed at encouraging individual practitioners across the country to call their Senators and offer their professional opinion about how this would be detrimental to our patients’ health.

We’re trying to emergently put this into action ahead of the upcoming Senate vote, and I’m hoping we can count on you to reach out to your members to advocate on behalf of our patients.

A loud public medical response would garner national media attention and would be a very powerful weapon in this effort to protect our patients. Would you be able to email your members?

We hope you will also be able to help publicize this on social media with the hashtag #HouseCallsCampaign.

Thank you ,

Partners