They're calling to try to make you feel sorry for their poor, struggling, billionaire health insurance company executive friends. I've picked up the phone twice (2nd time was this morning, Friday, Nov. 6th} and they've only left the last few words "will call back later". After finding this great website and identifying them, I'm thinking "whoa, effective robocalls, you weapons-grade idiots- yeah, keep up the good work!". I've tried to call them back a few times to let them know that every time they call, I call a different congressperson to ask them to vote for a strong public healthcare option but that phone number is always busy.
There is just no excuse for 45,000 Americans dying every year because they can't afford health insurance or have had health insurance denied and even cancelled (Cambridge Health Alliance/ Harvard Medical School study). My mom loves her Medicare and wishes that I could also have it. That's what she tells our congresspeople when she calls them.
Call your congressperson right now- they're trying to pass the House healthcare reform bill today or tomorrow so this is the best possible time to call. It's also the best possible revenge for these infuriating robocalls.
It's easy: Call the Capital switchboard (1-202-224-3121
)and they will direct you to your 2 senators and your representative. They will directly connect you with one, write down the 2 numbers for the other 2 representatives and call them next. There are usually toll-free numbers but they have been shut down due to the heavy volume of calls today.
You can keep it simple "please ask so-and-so to pass a strong public healthcare option", you can also defend Medicare or the VA healthcare system, even better is to add a story of your own. A good story makes the most impact.
Keep trying if it's busy and stay on the phone if you get put on hold- it normally doesn't take too long. You can also look up their numbers on www.Senate.gov and www.House.gov. If you can’t get through at all today, call after hours and leave a voice mail.
Oh what the heck! Call the White House too! 1-202-456-1111
. I did. You can too.