Wednesday, September 27, 2017

10/1 Twitter Chat: Healthcare Activism & Next Steps

Image description: graphic with a yellow background and black text: "#CripTheVote, Twitter Chat Healthcare Activism & Next Steps, October 1, 2017, 4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern, Details: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/

This year has been a roller coaster on the attempts by Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Please join us for a discussion about healthcare activism with a look back at the Graham-Cassidy bill and a look to next steps in the future.


Information on how to participate and the chat’s questions below.


How to Participate

When it’s time, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation.
If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote
If you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. Each question will tweeted 5-6 minutes apart.
Check out this explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
Check out this captioned #ASL explanation of how to participate in a Twitter chat by @behearddc. #CripTheVote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lJ9YRAwOj4

Introductory Tweets and Questions for October 1st Chat

Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on healthcare activism, next steps & what we can expect in the near future.
We’ll briefly talk about #GrahamCassidy too. Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet.  
If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”
Q1 Community check-in: How are you doing? What disability issues have you been concerned about lately? #CripTheVote
#GrahamCassidy is a Senate bill that was the latest effort to repeal & replace the #ACA: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/25/553459455/-millions-may-lose-coverage-under-gop-health-bill-says-cbo-analysis #CripTheVote
It’s estimated that 1.4 mil PwDs would have lost #Medicaid if #GrahamCassidy passed https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/news/2017/09/25/439524/least-1-4-million-nonelderly-adults-disabilities-lose-medicaid-graham-cassidy/ #CripTheVote h/t @amprog
#GrahamCassidy would have cut 4 trillion in spending on healthcare to states:  https://dredf.org/the-dispatch/2017/09/22/episode-one-flexibility-code-cuts-medicaid/ #CripTheVote h/t @DREDF
Q2 What was your response when you first learned about #GrahamCassidy? How would it impact you & your communities if passed? #CripTheVote
As of 10/1 the Senate will have to have 60 votes to pass a bill rather than a simple majority #CripTheVote http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-healthcare-deadline-qa-20170925-story.html
Q3 What bipartisan efforts do you anticipate in Congress on the #ACA? Are you optimistic, or feeling something else? #CripTheVote
Q4 What do you think the next GOP healthcare bill will look like? Your thoughts on other efforts such as single payer? #CripTheVote
Q5 What strategies do you want to see the disability community take defending  #ACA & #Medicaid as these attacks continue? #CripTheVote
Q6 What are some critical messages the disability community needs to send to policy makers about healthcare & the safety net? #CripTheVote
Q7 How do we get people to pay attention to the disability community & healthcare? Is there a disconnect? If so, why? #CripTheVote
Q8 There will be more bills like #GrahamCassidy in future. How do you cope, prepare, & take care of yourself in these times? #CripTheVote
The hour has flown by! This concludes the #CripTheVote chat on healthcare activism & next steps. Thank you for joining us.
A Storify of this #CripTheVote chat will be up shortly. #CripTheVote
Please keep the convo going! You can find updates & more info here: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/ #CripTheVote

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