How to get the Swag bag1. Confirm your interest. We'll let you know asap if you're selected.
2. Post by July 24! You can post on either Instagram or Twitter (if on Twitter, your feed MUST have over 1000 followers.)
--Image should be of you by yourself or of you with a family member you're writing about, without branded elements.
--Post should contain a personal story of why access to affordable health care matters to you and your family and what you stand to lose if access to that care is taken away with the GOP health care bill -- which is likely being voted on next week. We are looking for stories that focus more on what people lose if the Senate health care bill is passed (rather than what they’ve gained from Obamacare).
--If relevant, we would love stories that touch on the specific issues with this bill:
-Raise costs while lowering benefits, so that you’re getting less but paying more than on your existing plan.
-Cuts to Medicaid -- disability coverage, mental health coverage, long term care
-Cuts to those suffering from opioid addiction and other substance abuse issues
-Impact on coverage for LGBT+ individuals
-Defunding Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive rights
-Opting out of Essential Benefits -- stripping protections for those with pre-existing conditions, maternity coverage, prescription drugs
-Older people pay much more while giving tax cuts for the wealthy
-Pay a higher percentage of your income for coverage
-Impact on children who would meet lifetime coverage maximums
3. Encourage your followers to share their own health care stories on their social platforms, using the campaign hashtag.
4. Tag #ProtectOurCare on Instagram/Twitter and tag @Ourlives if you are tweeting.
5. We'll send you a swag bag as a thank you after the project!