We're going to keep pushing this, because it's literally a matter of life or death to millions of fellow Americans. Democrats need 3 Republican votes to stop this heinous piece of sociopathic right- wing upward- income- redistribution disguised as health insurance reform when it comes up for a vote before the July 4 recess.
It's obvious why Republicans are so afraid of having their proposals (it's apparently not even a bill yet) aired in front of the American people:
In 2009, Democrats had an easy answer to what the Affordable Care Act was meant to do: They wanted to cover more people and cut costs. They could give that answer because it was a basically popular position, and because it’s what their bill actually did, or at least tried to do.
In 2017, Republicans have a similarly easy answer for their bill: They want to cover fewer people and use the savings to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. That is what their legislation does. But they can’t give that answer because it’s a horribly unpopular position.
That is why they are trying to write a bill in secret and pass it before the public has a chance to mobilize against it. That’s why, when asked to describe the bill’s provisions, Republicans offer baldfaced lies or word salad. (our emphasis)If you thought the House TrumpCare bill savaged Medicaid, the proposals coming out of the Senate are even more devastating.
Tellingly, Senate Republicans have refused to meet with patient advocacy groups like the American Diabetes Association, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, American Heart Association and AARP.
The weirdest thing to me about the GOP bill isn't the timing or the secrecy. It's that no major org in health care thinks it's a good idea.— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) June 19, 2017
As we've said before, this is our chance to make these r*fuckers see what democracy looks like. Here's your TrumpCare tool kit, courtesy of the Center for American Progress to help you make your opinion known (politely but firmly) to Republican Senators (click on link in the tweet):
The toolkit can:— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) June 17, 2017
- help you write a letter to the editor
- sends a fax to your senator
- leave Voicemail/callhttps://t.co/mYTkAgC2ni
Thanks in advance!