Message from Missouri Health Care for All:
Our Missouri Health Care for All Principles call for policies that assure access to health care regardless of where someone lives or how much money she makes. The President and Congressional leaders are considering proposals to reduce federal spending, and some of these proposals would slash funding for Missouri's Health Centers as well as drastically cut critically important programs like Medicaid.
Community Health Centers in Missouri include the reduced cost clinics that serve more than 180 local communities. These critical Centers serve more than 400,000 Missourians every year and are important health and economic assets in our communities.
The National Association of Community Health Centers NACHC needs our phone calls to federal elected officials to ask for their support of Community Health Centers. Since Congress is negotiating federal spending, right now, we need you to make calls TODAY!
Please use the NACHC toll-free Advocacy Hotline to make this as simple as possible. You will only need to call 1-866-456-3949 one time and you will automatically be connected to your Representative and both Senator Blunt and McCaskill. We also ask that you call the White House Comment Line at 1-202-456-1111 and leave a message for the President asking for his support of Community Health Centers.
1) Call Your Members of Congress: Use the toll free NACHC Advocacy Hotline at 1-866-456-3949 and tell Your Representative AND BOTH Senators: “Do not undermine the successful Health Centers program as you negotiate Medicaid changes and cuts to the federal budget. The health and lives of our families and our neighbors should not be negotiated away. I am counting on your support for my Community Health Center.”
a. You only need to call the Advocacy Hotline ONE TIME -- stay on the line at the end of each conversation to be automatically connected to your next policymaker.
2) Call the White House Comment Line at 1-202-456-1111 and leave a message for the President saying: Do not undermine the successful Health Centers program as you negotiate Medicaid changes and cuts to the federal budget. The health and lives of our families and our neighbors should not be negotiated away. I am counting on your support for my Community Health Center.a. When you call the White House Comment line it may take a few moments to be connected to a LIVE OPERATOR, but you WILL be connected and be able to leave a message with a LIVE person