Trumpcare

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! "

 

Kill the AHCA Before It Kills Us

Your DGB for today is to call, yes call, your senators and their staffers and demand they vote no on Trumpcare.

Trumpcare, or AHCA, is moving it’s way through the Senate and almost no one has seen it. What we do know is that it’s just as awful as the House Bill and will kick millions of people off of their insurance plans and make it harder for many to get and afford insurance. It is expected to be sent to get it’s CBO score any day now, which takes about two weeks. The Senate is trying it’s best to get a vote before they close for recess on July 4th, all while not allowing any hearings on it. At all.

Today we are totally ripping off the advice from our crush and former Obama speechwriter, Jon Favreau. On his podcast “Pod Save America” he suggested that we call the health care staffers of Republican Senators who are moderate republicans and might vote no. You can find the list on his twitter feed. Give your heartfelt appeal for them to vote no and ask them if they know what they bill is even about. Jon also wants you to go even further though and to call your own Senator, even if they are a democrat, and ask them what they are going to do to stop this bill. Obviously they are voting no, but what else? Are they going to filibuster? Stop Senate business? There’s a lot more they can do besides just voting no and it is imperative that this bill is stopped. You can find your Senator here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ .

Trumpcare is one of the many things that 45 is pushing to try to erase everything Obama did. He’s a petty man, with a petty grudge, and unfortunately his grudge could kill people. Call your senators and demand they stop this bill and let you know how they plan to do so.