CALL TO ACTION (literally)

CALL TO ACTION (literally)

As some of you may be aware, the previous hearing for Medicare For All in the Rules Committee had multiple aggressive anti single-payer voices but no pro single-payer experts to discuss, in particular, the economic analysis of HR 1384.

Lobbyists of the for-profit healthcare industries were allowed to succeed in pushing Congress back to the drawing board, suggesting changes that continue to put profit over people.

To that end, it is imperative that we have credible, expert witnesses for the upcoming May 22, 2019 House Budget Committee Hearing on M4A, and that we contact the Budget Committee immediately with our expert witness request.

Contact by phone is best for people who are comfortable with direct voice interaction. Please use their FAX number if written communication is your strength.

Please call or fax the Budget Committee Members listed at the bottom of this post (in order of their listing) with the following message:

“Hello, my name is ________I am calling regarding the Budget Hearing on Medicare for All on May 22nd.

I am calling to strongly urge you to appoint Kip Sullivan and Dr. Claudia Fegan as expert witnesses for the upcoming Budget Committee hearing on Medicare for All.

Kip Sullivan has a Juris Doctor degree, and is recognized nationally for his expertise and contributions to health policy literature. Several of his healthcare reform articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals and for national publications (NY Times, LA Times, The Nation).

Dr. Claudia Fegan is Chief Medical Officer of Cook County Health where she provides executive oversight for the health system’s medical practices and helps inform health policy initiatives. Dr. Fegan has testified before Congress and is known as an expert in health care reform in the U.S. and Canada.

I also strongly urge the Committee to focus on H.R. 1384, as this is the only legislation that is single payer and has yet to be analyzed.  HR 1384 will provide the most equitable universal coverage possible for the least cost. We need HR 1384 to receive a fair and unbiased hearing, which requires witnesses who are experts on all the details of HR 1384 specifically.

Thank you.


Committee on the Budget
U.S. House of Representatives 

204-E Cannon House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515-6065
Phone: (202) 226-7200 
Fax: (202) 225-9905 
Email: Budget.Democrats@mail.house.gov

John Yarmuth -Democrat, 3rd District of Kentucky
Committee Chair
https://yarmuth.house.gov/contact-john2/
Washington, DC Office:
Phone 202-225-5401
FAX 202-225-5776
Local District Offices:
Louisville, KY
Phone 502-582-5129
FAX 502-582-5897
Louisville, KY
Phone 502-933-5863
FAX 502-935-6934

Pramila Jayapal—Democrat, 7th District of Washington
Co-sponsor H.R. 1384
Washington DC Office:
Phone: 202-225-3106
Fax: 202-225-6197
Local District Office:
Seattle, WA ph: 206-674-0040
Lindsay.Owens@mail.house.gov (Jayapal’s director of legislation)

Dan Kildee—Democrat, 5th District of Michigan
Washington DC Office:
Phone: 202-225-3611
Local District Office:
Flint, MI. Phone: 810-238-8627

Jimmy Panetta—Democrat, 20th District of California
Washington, DC Office:
Phone: 202-225-2861
Fax: 202-225-6791
Local District Offices:
Salinas, CA ph:
Phone: 831-424-2229
Fax: 831-424-7099
Santa Cruz, CA
Phone: 831-429-1976
Fax: 831-424-7099 (Salinas)

Joseph Morelle — Democrat, 25th District of New York
Washington DC Office:
Phone: 202-225-3615
Local District Office:
Rochester, NY
Phone: (585) 232-4850
Fax: (585) 232-1954

Steven Horsford—Democrat, 4th District of Nevada
Washington DC
Phone: 202-225-9894
Local District Office:
North Las Vegas, NV ph: 702-963-9360

Robert Scott—Democrat, 3rd District of Virginia
Washington DC
Phone:  (202) 225-8351
Fax:  (202) 225-8354
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm
Local District Office:
Newport News, VA ph: 757-380-1000

Sheila Jackson Lee—Democrat, 18th District of Texas
Washington DC Office:
phone: (202) 225-3816
fax: (202) 225-3317
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm
Local District Offices:
Houston, TX 77002
phone: (713) 655-0050
fax: (713) 655-1612
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm
Acres Home Office ph: 713-691-4882
Fifth Ward Office ph: 713-227-7740
Heights Office ph: 713-861-4070

Ilhan Omar—Democrat, 5th District of Minnesota
Washington DC Office:
Phone: 202-225-4755
Local District Office:
Minneapolis, MN phone: 612-333-1272

Jim Cooper—Democrat, 5th District of Tennessee
Washington, DC Office:
phone: (202) 225-4311
fax: (202) 226-1035
Local District Office:
Nashville, TN
phone: (615) 736-5295
fax: (615) 736-7479

Scott Peters—Democrat, 52nd District of California
Washington DC Office:
Phone : 202-225-0508
Local District Office:
San Diego, CA ph: 858-455-5550

Albio Sires—Democrat, 8th District of New Jersey
Washington, DC Office:
Phone: (202) 225-7919
Fax: (202) 226-0792
Hours: M-F 9-6:00pm
Local District Offices:
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 309-0301
Fax: (201) 309-0384
Hours: M-F 9-6:00pm
Elizabeth NJ Office
Phone: (908) 820-0692
Fax: (908) 820-0694
Hours: M-F 8-4:00pm
West New York, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 558-0800
Fax: (201) 617-2809
Hours: M-F 9-6:00pm

Ro Khanna –Democrat, 17th District of California
Washington, DC Office
Phone: 202-225-2631
District Office:
Phone: 408-436-2720
Fax: 408-436-2721

Rosa DeLauro -Democrat, 3rd District of Connecticut
RosaDC.Schedule@mail.house.gov
Washington, DC Office
Phone:(202) 225-3661
Fax: (202) 225-4890
District Office:
Phone: (203) 562-3718
Fax: (203) 772-2260

Brendan Boyle -Democrat, 2nd District of Pennsylvania
https://boyle.house.gov/contact/email
Washington DC Office
Phone: (202) 225-6111
Fax: (202) 226-0611
Office Hours: 9:00am-5:30pm, M-F
District Offices:
Phone: (215) 335-3355
Fax: (215) 856-3734
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, M-F
Phone: (267) 335-5643
Fax: (267) 437-3886
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, M-
Phone: (215) 426-4616
Fax: (215) 426-7741
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, M-F

Brian Higgins -Democrat, 26th District of New York
https://higgins.house.gov/contact
Washington, DC Office
Phone: 202-225-3306
Fax: 202-226-0347
Local District Offices
Phone: 716-852-3501
Fax: 716-852-3929
Phone: 716-282-1274
Fax: 716-282-2479
 

Hakeem Jeffries -Democrat 8th District of New York
https://jeffries.house.gov/contact/email-me
Washington, DC Office
Phone: 202-225-5936
Hours: M-F 9 – 5pm
Local District Offices:
Phone: (718) 237 – 2211
Hours: M-F 9 am – 5pm
Phone: (718) 373 – 0033 
Hours: M-F 9 am – 5p

Seth Moulton – Democrat, 6th District of Massachusetts  
Washington, DC Office
Phone: (202) 225-8020
Fax: (202) 225-5915
Local District Office:
Phone: (978) 531-1669
Fax: (978) 224-2270

Barbara Lee – Democrat, 13th District of California
https://lee.house.gov/contact/email-me
Washington, DC
P: (202) 225-2661
F: (202) 225-9817
M–F: 9 am – 5:30 pm (EST)
Local District Office:
P: (510) 763-0370
F: (510) 763-6538
M–F: 9 am – 5 pm (PST)

Jan Schakowsky- Democrat, 9th District of Illinois
Washington D. C. Office
Phone: (202) 225-2111
Fax: (202) 226-6890
District Offices:
Phone: (773) 506-7100
Fax: (773) 506-9202
Phone: (847) 328-3409
Fax: (847) 328-3425

David E. Price -Democrat, 4th District of North Carolina
Washington, DC Office
Phone: 202.225.1784
Fax: 202.225.2014
District Offices:
Phone: 919.967.7924
Fax: 919.967.8324
Phone: 919.859.5999
Fax: 919.859.5998

Lloyd Doggett – Democrat 35th District of Texas
Washington, DC Office
Phone: (202) 225-4865
District Offices:
Phone: (210) 704-1080
Phone: (512) 916-5921


REPUBLICAN BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

*Note: Not a bad idea to familiarize yourself with the 7 Conservative Values of Medicare for All – just in case you encounter push-back from staff. Also just good to have for future reference 🙂

Steve Womack –Republican, 3rd District of Kentucky
Ranking Member
Washington, D.C. Office
Phone: (202) 225-4301Fax: (202) 225-5713Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central
Rogers Office
Phone: (479) 464-0446Fax: (479) 464-0063Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central
Harrison Office
303 North Main Street, Suite 102Harrison, Arkansas 72601Phone: (870) 741-6900Fax: (870) 741-7741Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central
Fort Smith Office
Phone: (479) 424-1146Fax: (479) 424-2737Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central

Rob Woodall –Republican, 7th District of Georgia
Washington, D.C. Office

Phone: (202) 225-4272 Fax: (202) 225-4696
Georgia Office
Phone: (770) 232-3005 Fax: (770) 232 -2909

Bill Johnson –Republican, 6th District of Ohio
Washington, D.C. Office

Phone: 202-225-5705 Fax: 202-225-5907
Marietta Office
Phone: 740-376-0868 Fax: 740-376-0886
Salem Office
Phone: 330-337-6951 Fax: 330-337-7125
Cambridge Office
Phone: 740-432-2366 Fax: 740-432-2587
Ironton Office
Phone: 740-534-9431 Fax: 740-534-9482

Jason Smith –Republican, 8th District of Missouri
Washington D.C. Office
Phone: 202-225-4404
Fax: 202-226-0326
Cape Girardeau Office
Phone: 573-335-0101
Fax: 573-335-1931
Farmington Office
Phone: 573-756-9755
Fax: 573-756-9762
Poplar Bluff Office
Phone: 573-609-2996
Rolla Office
Phone: 573-609-2996
West Plains Office
Phone: 417-255-1515
Fax: 417-255-2009

Bill Flores –Republican, 17th District of Texas
Washington D.C. Office
Phone: (202) 225-6105
Fax: (202) 225-0350
Waco Office
Phone: (254) 732-0748
Fax: (254) 732-1755
Bryan-College Station Office
Phone: (979) 703-4037
Fax: (979) 703-8845
Austin Office
Phone: (512) 373-3378
Fax: (512) 373-3511

George Holding –Republican, 2nd District of North Carolina
Washington, D.C. Office
Phone: 202-225-3032Fax: 202-225-0181Hours: M-F 8:30-5:30pm
Raleigh, N.C.
Phone: 919-782-4400Fax: 919-782-4490

Chris Stewart –Republican, 2nd District of Utah
Washington D.C. Office
Phone: 202-225-9730
Salt Lake City District Office
Phone: 801-364-5550
Fax: 801-364-5551
St. George District Office
Phone:435-627-1500

Ralph Norman –Republican, 5th District of South Carolina
Washington D.C. Office
Phone: (202) 225-5501
Fax: (202) 225-0464
Rock Hill Office
Phone: (803) 327-1114
Fax: (803) 327-4330

Chip Roy –Republican, 21st District of Texas
Washington D.C. Office
Phone: (202) 225-4236
Fax: (202) 225-8628
Austin Office
Phone: (512) 871-5959 Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Kerrville Office
Phone: (830) 896-0154
Monday – Wednesday 8 am – 5 pm
San Antonio Office
Phone: (210) 821-5024
Fax: (210) 821-5947

Dan Meuser –Republican, 9th District of Pennsylvania
Washington D.C. Office
Phone: (717) 603-1459
Pottsville Office
Phone: (570) 871-6370
Berks County Office
Phone: (610) 568-9959

William Timmons –Republican, 4th District of South Carolina
Washington D.C. Office
(202) 225-6030
Greenville Office
(864) 241-0175  
Spartanburg Office
(864) 583-3264

Dan Crenshaw –Republican, 2nd District of Texas
Washington, D.C. Office

(202) 225-6565

Kevin Hern –Republican, 1st District of Oklahoma
Washington, D.C. Office

Phone: (202) 225-2211
Tulsa Office
Phone: (918) 935-3222

Tim Burchett –Republican, 2nd District of Tennessee
Washington, D.C Office

(202) 225-5435
Knoxville Office
(865) 523-3772
Maryville Office
(865) 984-5464

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