RE: HB 4165 HA1 Do No Harm Healthcare Act
Call your State Representatives and ask them to vote in support of HB4165 HA1 Do No Harm Healthcare Act. This bill would prohibit state officials from applying any federal waiver, or other action without legislative approval, that would reduce or eliminate any protection or coverage required under the Affordable Care Act. This involves preventing any attempts to restrict or eliminate healthcare coverage, including but not limited to those with preexisting conditions. This includes any individual and group health insurance and Medicaid.
Find phone numbers for your legislators at https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
WHY IT MATTERS:
At the present time the US Congress and the Trump Administration are proposing actions that could threaten the health and well being of Illinoisans. These actions include rolling back consumer protections, cutting benefits, increasing consumer costs, and restricting access to healthcare coverage. The Do No Harm Healthcare Act would require the General Assembly to approve any proposed waivers, ensuring any attempt to restrict access to healthcare is open to public debate, oversight and scrutiny.
Lobby Day 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Please join us for Lobby Day 2018 at the State Capitol. All citizen lobbyist voices, veteran and newbie, are needed to make our voices heard with the legislature.
We will meet at the State House Inn, 101 E. Adams, in Springfield at 10 am for training and briefing on League supported legislation. Everyone is asked to talk about two bills: the Fair Tax Amendment and Illinois Redistricting Amendment HJRCA 43.
These constitutional amendments must be passed by both houses by the end of the spring session to get on the general election ballot. There will be a list of other bills that participants may also discuss, including the ERA.
You are encouraged to find out who in your League plans on participating, and decide who will contact your legislators' offices as soon as possible to make appointments at 10:30 am or later to see them in their Springfield offices.
Sign up at http://www.lwvil.org/lobby-day-2018.html
Want to prepare? Read Making Your Voice Heard.
Want to arrange a carpool to Lobby Day from your community? Go to https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/8myk27
Train fare from Chicago to Springfield is $21 each way.
Call or visit your US Representative now during their recess and request that
he/she object to a citizenship question being added to the 2020 Census. Find your legislators at https://www.house.gov/representatives or call 888-908-6307.
The US Census, mandated by the Constitution, takes place every 10 years and counts every person living in the United States. The information it collects is used for redistricting and to allocate federal funds to local communities. A citizenship question has not been asked since 1950.
Talking Points as to why there should not be a citizenship question on the 2020 Census:
To read LWVUS President Chris Carson's full response, "Census Citizenship Question Will Result in Inaccurate Count," go to: https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/census-citizenship-question-will-result-inaccurate-count
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Links to our State and County Leagues.
The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and works to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Any person, 16 or older, male or female, may join. The LWV is nonpartisan and neither supports nor opposes candidates for elected office but does act on issues after member study and consensus.