On Thursday, March 23, the US House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and vastly restructure the Medicaid program. This will have profound impacts on babies and families around the country. We join with Zero To Three in asking you to please call your Representatives TODAY.

How you can help

Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your representative.  Or, you can contact each representative’s Washington, D.C. office directly:

If you’re not sure who your representative is, click here to find your district.

Once you’re connected, identify yourself as a constituent and ask to speak to the health legislative assistant.

My name is ____________. I’m your constituent from (name your city/town and give your ZIP code). I’m asking that the Representative vote NO on the American Health Care Act.

 

Statement from Patty Cole, Senior Director of Government Relations, Zero to Three

This week marks a pivotal moment in our work to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. As someone who knows what babies need to thrive, I am writing to ask you to take action to preserve the significant gains we have made in health care coverage for babies. On Thursday, March 23rd, the House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would replace the Affordable Care Act and vastly restructure the Medicaid program. If passed, the AHCA would be detrimental to babies and families with young children, resulting in loss of coverage and care that will ultimately impact healthy brain development and growth.

It is critical that your Representative hear from constituents that the AHCA would roll back years of progress made under Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act in providing quality health care to millions of babies and families.

Health care spells the difference between a strong beginning and a fragile start for the more than 4 million babies born each year in the United States. Due to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the uninsured rate for the millions of young children in the United States has fallen to a record low of 3.2%. The American Health Care Act will undo this incredible progress by making quality health care less affordable and accessible to families with young children, particularly those who struggle to make ends meet.