Just Say No

Your DGB for today is to contact your senators and tell them to vote NO on the health care bill.

After weeks of subterfuge and clandestine meetings, the GOP Factory of Terrible Ideas Made Even Worse finally produced their promised health care bill. We probably don’t have to tell you that it means bad things for practically every human being living in the United States, but we are going to anyway. If this bill passes (and it very much is still in play) the Congressional Budget Office predicts:

Huge increases in premiums for low income and older people

Deep cuts to Medicaid spending

20 million people losing insurance altogether over the next 10 years

If that’s not enough to inspire you to pick up a phone or fire up Resistbot, did you know that it also eliminates Essential Health Benefits and prohibits private insurance companies from covering abortion?

The U.S. Capital Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 can direct you to your Senators’ office or dial them up directly using this handy link: https://www.senate.gov/general/resources/pdf/senators_phone_list.pdf

Mitch McConnell has now delayed a vote until after the July 4th recess, so we also recommend calling them at their local office in addition to using email, web contact pages, and of course Resistbot or IssueVoter. Here's a phone script if you need one:

 

"Hi my name is ____ and I am one of the Senators’ constituents. My ZIP code is ____. I am calling to voice my disapproval of the Senate healthcare bill and asking that they vote No. Thank you! "