A spokesperson for Dave Reichert has told The Seattle Times’ Jim Brunner he is not yet committed to voting for the Trumpcare bill being pushed by Paul Ryan:
Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, says he’s undecided on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) — which he voted for in committee earlier this month.
Breanna Deutsch, a Reichert spokeswoman, said in an email the bill has changed since that committee vote.
“There are likely more changes to be made. Until we know what those changes are, Congressman Reichert is undecided,” she said.
Please call Dave Reichert’s office (1-202-225-7761) now and tell him to vote NO on the Trumpcare bill. Reichert needs to hear from as many of us as possible.
Courtesy of Governor Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, here are some essential points you can make in your message regarding the destructive impacts Trumpcare would have on Washington State:
- The working families in our rural communities will be hit hardest, but all of our communities will be affected by the huge decreases in coverage and barriers to care for those with cancer, chronic illnesses and high pharmaceutical costs.
- Over 700,000 people in our state will be at risk of losing coverage unless we can find $1.3 billion in 2023, increasing to $2 billion in 2028, to continue Medicaid coverage for 600,000 of these people – an unrealistic amount to raise in the current fiscal climate.
- Our long-term and support services system will lose $90 million immediately – a 6 percent cut.
- Charity care and bad debt decreased by $1.1 billion due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and we can expect this to increase, impacting everyone going to a hospital in Washington.
You can contact Dave Reichert by calling his D.C. or in-district offices:
Washington, DC Office
1127 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7761
Fax: (202) 225-4282
22605 SE 56th Street Suite 130
Issaquah, WA 98029
Phone: (425) 677-7414 or (877) 920-9208
Fax: (425) 270-3589
5 South Wenatchee Ave, Suite 315
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Reichert’s website has a form that accepts email; be advised that only messages from constituents receive a response from Reichert’s staff.