Our Amendments

To stop Senate Republicans, we have to speak up.

These are our amendments.

And we're going to bury TrumpCare in them.

Submit your amendment

Complete the form below. Your information will be inserted into the amendment. We'll email you a copy as well as a copy to your Senators' health staffers. Print a copy and deliver it to your Senators' offices, and Indivisible will deliver it to Senate Minority Leader Schumer.

By submitting your amendment using the form, you're agreeing to be contacted by Indivisible Project and Working Families.

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Filibuster by amendment.

Republicans are using a special process called “reconciliation” to jam through TrumpCare. This means they only need 50 votes, instead of the usual 60, to pass it. But the trade-off is that they have to allow an unlimited number of amendments. Any Senator can file as many amendments as they want and then call them up for a vote on the Senate floor during a period called “vote-a-rama.” Democratic Senators can and should plan thousands of amendments and keep them going until Republicans agree to have public hearings on the bill.

By introducing tens of thousands of amendments, Democrats can slow down the process enough to draw necessary attention to Senate Republicans' secret process and the disastrous impacts of their TrumpCare bill. 

Submit your amendment now.

 
 

How it works.

 
 

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Add your name and contact information to the amendment below. You can also add your own story to be submitted as part of the Congressional Record.

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When you hit submit, a copy of the amendment text with your information will be delivered to the health care staffer for your two Senators. You will also receive a copy.

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Print your copy of the amendment and take it to your Senators' district offices and ask that they introduce it and submit your comments during consideration of the bill.

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Indivisible will deliver your amendment to Senate Minority Leader Schumer.

 
 

The Amendment.

Offered by [Senator ] of [State]

SEC. 1.    GUARANTEEING MAINTENANCE OF AFFORDABLE COVERAGE FOR [First Name] [Last Name]

SEC. 2.    (a) IN GENERAL -- Section ____ of H.R. 1628 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsections:

(c) PREMIUM ISSUE -- Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, [First Name] [Last Name] of [State] shall not experience a rise in health insurance premiums or a reduction in premium tax credit or assistance with paying cost-sharing.

(d) MEDICAID ENHANCED MATCH -- Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, [First Name] [Last Name]’s state of residence shall not lose its enhanced match pursuant to Section 1905(y) to pay for [First Name] [Last Name]’s Medicaid coverage pursuant to Section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) of the Social Security Act.

(e) PRESERVATION OF CONSUMER PROTECTIONS -- Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, [First Name] [Last Name] shall not experience

(1) any annual or lifetime limits on coverage; or

(2) higher costs due to a pre-existing condition as defined in Section 2705 of the Public Health Services Act.

(f) PRESERVATION OF ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS --  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, [First Name] [Last Name] shall not experience the loss of coverage of any Essential Health Benefits as defined in Section 1302 of the Affordable Care Act or have to pay more in premiums or cost-sharing for coverage including all Essential Health Benefits.

(g) PRESERVATION OF MEDICAID. -- Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, [First Name] [Last Name] of [State] shall not experience any reduction in eligibility or services or experience any increase in cost-sharing (including premiums and co-pays) related to current or future eligibility and enrollment in Medicaid.

SEC. 3. (b) RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES -- It shall be the responsibility of the Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to oversee enforcement of Sec. ____, ensuring that affordable coverage is maintained by [First Name] [Last Name], a resident of [State].

(1) Under no circumstance may the Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services waive or refuse his responsibilities to enforce Sec. _____.  

SECTION 4.    (c) EFFECTIVE DATE -- Sec. _____ shall be effective immediately.

SECTION 5.     All laws in conflict with this amendment are hereby declared null and void.

Introduced for Congressional Debate by ______.

 
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