I received a reply from Joni Ernst after I called her office to say that I think she should not vote to repeal Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare. So in the letter, that I have posted here, she’s asking to hear from Iowans who have had positive experiences with Obamacare. Like just being covered by health insurance isn’t self-explanatory. But apparently for some people you have to spell it out. Or maybe she just would like it in a personal narrative form. So this is your chance! Contact her before the big vote. Tell her your personal story about how having affordable health insurance is a good thing.
You can email her here: email form: https://www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-joni
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3254
Council Bluffs: (712) 352-1167
Sioux City: (712) 252-1550
Cedar Rapids: (319) 365-4504
Des Moines: (515) 284-4574
Davenport: (563) 322-0854
Here is my letter from Joni Ernst:
Throughout my 99 county tour, I have heard from many folks facing premium increases, as well as increases to deductibles and copays, that they simply cannot afford – all because of the ACA. Iowans in the individual market will likely see another massive rate increase next year, as Medica will be the only insurance provider selling individual market plans in every county statewide for 2018.
We must continue to have an open dialogue as Congress continues to work on health care reform. I understand there are aspects of the ACA that some Iowans have had positive experiences with, and it’s critical that I receive feedback directly from those folks, such as yourself, so that we can work together to address the evolving needs of our health care system.
I cannot emphasize enough how important your input is as I closely examine this discussion draft. Feel free to contact my office with any further information, as I always enjoy hearing from Iowans.
Joni K. Ernst
United States Senator