Here is an example of how a conversation could start (or you can just wing it!):
Hello, I’m [Your Name], I’m calling from [Your State], and I would like to speak to you about repealing the Affordable Care Act.
There are lots of reasons you need to oppose it, here are just a few.
1) Repealing Obamacare without replacement will leave 32 million of Americans uninsured. When Americans are healthy and have access to the medications and life-saving treatments they need the economy benefits.
2) Every one of the plans proposed will cause chaos by encouraging health plans to flee Obamacare’s marketplaces. This will leave current enrollees with few to no health insurance options.
3) Medicaid is a vitally important program for America's most vulnerable citizens. The decision to cut massive amounts of funding from this program is a people-killer.
Thank you for your time.
Be friendly and polite - the person picking up the phone will find it hard to ignore you if you are polite.
Don’t feel like you have to answer any specific questions if you don’t feel comfortable.
Do I have to be an expert on healthcare to call and express my concerns?
No! Everyone has a story of healthcare. Your representative cares what you think.
What if I’m not connected?
The line may be busy - sorry about that. Please try calling again during office hours.