Day 63: ACA Redux

One more chance…

DAY 63 ACTION: Forgot to call yesterday? It’s not too late! Call your Representative now. If they are Democrat, thank them for planning to vote no. If they are Republican, tell them to vote no!! If you did call yesterday, call a Republican who is on the fence.

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“Americans have choices… . And so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.” – Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 

There’s a reason Paul Ryan wants the health care vote today. Seven years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. For many people, the law provided desperately needed coverage for life-saving treatments.

We talked on Day 25 about the fact that the Affordable Care Act is not perfect. It doesn’t cover all Americans, and it doesn’t stop private insurers from raising premiums. But 20 million Americans have insurance coverage because of it, and the Congressional Budget Office projects that 24 million will LOSE coverage under the repeal bill.

Yesterday, news outlets were calling the vote a nail-biter. If 22 Republican members defect, the bill will be defeated. Leadership may strip out coverage for maternity and newborn care, mental health care, and other benefits at the last minute, to win over conservative members. This means the bill is likely worse today than it was yesterday.

So call!! Now! We mean it! And then treat yourself to this summary of growing evidence of Trump campaign ties to Russia.

Today’s Action: Stop the health care repeal! Call your Rep and (1) thank them for voting no, if they are Democrat, or (2) ask them to vote no, if they are Republican. You can also call an undecided Republican today – and post the list of undecided Republicans on social media.

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