Our coalition partners have just announced that the 1-800 number will continue until Thursday. Your calls are working! Thanks to your efforts opposition to the Enzi Bill--the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization Act (HIMMAA, S.1955)--is growing in the Senate. Many of you used the 1-800 number to tell your Senators the truth about the Enzi Bill: That it would endanger the health care of 85 million Americans by overriding existing state laws that guarantee coverage of such crucial services as contraception, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer screenings, as well as mammograms, mental health, well-child care, and many others.
The full Senate will vote on the Enzi Bill this week. In order to get an up-or-down vote, Senate leaders plan to schedule a vote to cut off debate on the bill (known as a vote for "cloture" in Senate jargon) for this coming Thursday, May 11th. We need Senators to vote against cloture (against cutting off debate) in order to prevent an up-or-down vote. If you haven't already called your Senators, please consider calling your Senators before Thursday and send them a clear message: Oppose the Enzi Bill by voting NO on cloture.
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As we've said before, this is a very dangerous piece of legislation. If passed, the Enzi bill would override state laws that guarantee coverage for crucial services such as contraception, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer screenings, as well as mammograms, mental health, well-child care, and many others. In addition, it would increase the cost of health coverage for many small businesses by pitting younger, healthier groups against older, sicker groups. If this legislation becomes law, more than 85 million Americans will lose important consumer protections that now apply to their health insurance.
As usual, thanks for all the hard work you do!