Target: Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Goal: Demand that the prospective Republican replacement for Obamacare cover more people.
The Republican party’s intended replacement for Obamacare will not fairly cover all of those who benefited from Obamacare. As of right now, the plan is more than likely to rescind the financial help low-income families are currently receiving and result in fewer people being covered under the helpful Medicaid program. In short, this so-called replacement is not a fair deal at all.
We cannot let the Republicans take affordable health care away from those who need it the most, especially those who are currently benefiting from Medicaid. Affordable health care has been a problem in America for too long, and Obamacare was the answer we needed. When we appealed to the Republicans for a proper replacement, this is not what people had in mind. Taking away Obamacare was already akin to punishing low-income families for getting sick, and this supposed replacement is still doing just that.
The proposed plan completely misses the point of Obamacare, which was to ensure that low-income families could afford proper health care. Sign this petition to demand that the Republican party revise their so-called replacement to benefit more people.
Dear House Speaker Ryan,
Your proposed replacement for Obamacare is inadequate. So far, your outline shows that it will not benefit low-income families; it will deny them the benefits they have been receiving for the past several years, essentially punishing them for being poor and getting sick. This is not what people had in mind when they demanded Obamacare be replaced before it was repealed.
While this new plan may seem like a step in the right direction, it is actually a step backward. It does not benefit those who need affordable health care the most. You must heavily revise this plan before you even consider putting it forward. The first thing you need to do is ensure that low-income families will still be able to afford the care they need.
America is supposed to provide for all of its citizens, not just the rich. Low-income families need to feel secure in knowing that they are safe and will be accounted for should they need care.
[Your Name Here]
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