Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Republican Health Insurance Repeal Bum-Rush Is On -- Call To Make Your Voice Heard!
Republicans in the House are trying desperately to bum- rush their terrible bill repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and replacing it with something even worse than TrumpCare.1. This could happen anytime between tomorrow and Saturday. The basic thrust of the bill hasn't changed. It's still a tax cut for the wealthy masquerading as health insurance "reform." It would still cut Medicare and leave 24 million Americans without health insurance. Any amendment pretending to address coverage for people with pre- conditions is just a fig leaf that woefully underfunds what would be needed for States to set up "high risk pools," an approach that has been a failure in the past. House Republican leadership has even come out and said it just wants to get this abomination out of the House and dump it in the Senate's lap to get the heat off of them. Let's make sure the heat stays on them, shall we?
Here's the current vote count, per the Washington Post. If you have a Republican Representative and you see their name anywhere on the three lists, please call their office and tell them to vote "no" on the Republican bill (the "American Health Care Act"), and if they don't you'll be voting in November 2018 to put them out of office. You can call the House switchboard and ask to connect with your Republican Representative's office: (202) 224-3121, or you can call direct using this information. If you're not sure who your Representative is, you can go here and enter your Zip Code.
Today's the day and now is the time.