To: Congressman Rod Blum

Tell Congressman Blum: Stop Sabotaging Our Health Care

Tell Congressman Blum: Stop Sabotaging Our Health Care

Let Congressman Rod Blum know that Iowans want him to work to improve and repair the ACA.

Add your name to the petition and tell Congressman Rod Blum to stop playing partisan politics and sabotaging Iowans’ health care. Congressman Blum needs to stand by his word and enact a better system that works for ALL Iowans.

Why is this important?

On May 4th Iowans watched as Congressman Rod Blum voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. To add insult to injury, Congressman Blum stood behind President Trump in a Rose Garden ceremony and smiled and celebrated while 200,000 Iowans feared losing their health care. And since then, Blum and the Trump administration have been actively working to sabotage the ACA, harming Iowans who are covered by the program.

Blum stated, “The AHCA will stabilize the market, lower premiums for Iowans, increase choices, reduce taxes, and protect people who have pre-existing conditions,” Blum said in a statement. “After years of higher costs, fewer choices and broken promises under Obamacare, it's time to enact a better system that actually works for Americans.”

This simply isn’t true. Blum’s views are a step backward for Iowans. The ill and the elderly would see their premium prices soar. According to the AARP, elderly Iowans could be charged as much as five times more for their insurance. Those with pre-existing conditions would see a sharp rise in premiums and out of pocket expenses. We would actually see the number of uninsured Iowans rise. Blum voted on a tax break for the wealthiest of Americans while making health insurance unaffordable for those with low or modest incomes. The US Census reports that the uninsured rate of Iowans in 2013 was 8.1% compared to 4.3% in 2016.

And recently the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that premiums will increase by 15% due to the reduction in spending on advertising and outreach to promote enrollment in health coverage. This intentional sabotaging of Iowans’ health care is unacceptable.

Congressional District 1 Iowa

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Reasons for signing

  • Health care is too important to leave it in the hands of the corporations profiting from it.
  • It is past time the hateful GOP sloths are told where to go in no uncertain terms.
  • I believe health care is a basic right for all. Medicare for all.

Updates

2017-09-22 09:50:44 -0500

Thank you for signing the petition. There are still ways you can help. Share this petition with others in Congressional District 1 so they can sign, too. Contact the congressman's offices and let him know why you are concerned with his stance on health care.

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 364-2288
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: (319) 266-6925
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (563) 557-7789
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2911

2017-09-18 20:31:30 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-09-17 21:56:28 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-09-17 15:55:54 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-09-17 11:51:10 -0500

10 signatures reached