Contact Your Elected Officials

Contact Your Members of Congress

Members of Congress value what their constituents think. Senators Isakson and Perdue need to hear from you today. By calling and then emailing, you are telling them to protect your health care. Tell your Senators that you want them to set aside partisan efforts and instead work together in a bi-partisan manner to strengthen Medicaid, build on the ACA, and improve the health care system for all Georgians.

When contacting your members of Congress, remember to be concise, persuasive, and courteous. If you have a personal connection to Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act, include that in your comments. You may also want to mention if you are a health care provider, enrollment assister, work with people who are covered by the ACA or Medicaid, or otherwise have a professional perspective on health care.

Step 1: Make the call

Call 202-224-3643 to be connected to Senator Isakson. Call 202-224-3521 to be connected to Senator Perdue.

Suggested script:

Good [morning/afternoon]. My name is [NAME] and I live in [CITY/TOWN], Georgia. As a constituent, I think it’s critical for all people to have affordable and high-quality health coverage, so I strongly oppose efforts to pass the Graham-Cassidy bill.

The latest health care repeal plan would put at risk the coverage of the 2 million Georgians who rely on Medicaid every day. This plan would mean fewer services are available to fewer Georgia children, seniors, and people with disabilities who need health care most. It would also gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions and eliminate the financial help the low and middle-income families receive to purchase private health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office has not had the opportunity to estimate how this would impact coverage levels and premiums for people in Georgia.

I’m asking that you oppose this plan and any plan that cuts and caps Medicaid.

[OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ADD 2-3 SENTENCES ABOUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL STORY AND WHY THIS ISSUE IS IMPORTANT TO YOU]

It’s time for Georgia’s members of Congress to move forward in a bipartisan way to strengthen Medicaid and build on the ACA. That’s what we--your constituents--want.

Thank you.

Step 2: Send an email

We highly recommend that you edit the pre-written text in the email if you can. Mention how you or people you know have benefitted from Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act.