(ETA: The video above is discussing the House version of Trumpcare and offers lots of great information. Follow Healthcare Triage on YouTube for excellent health and healthcare information.)
Have you called your senators today? Call them now.
I know, I know. I loathe phone calls, too. But do it anyway. This is important.
If you have Republican senators, demand a no vote from them on the Senate Trumpcare bill. Make them promise not to take healthcare away from millions of Americans.
If you have Democratic senators, ask them to fight Trumpcare using every measure available.
Supposedly we get to see the Senate’s Trumpcare bill on Thursday, which probably means the Senate GOP is ready to hold a vote. Some news sites are reporting that the Senate doesn’t have the votes to pass it. Others say the Senate does have the votes. Still more are saying it’s too close to call.
Call now. Call tomorrow. Call Thursday morning. Call and don’t stop calling.
As a reminder, the House Trumpcare bill rolled back the state Medicaid expansions, which covered millions of low-income Americans, take healthcare away from 24 million more Americans in a decade than the ACA, cause insurance premiums to shoot up 15% to 20% in the next two years, and passed out a massive tax break to the top 1% of Americans.
Word on the street says the Senate version will be as bad, if not worse, than the House version.
Look, I know the ACA (Obamacare) isn’t perfect. It needs some work. No one is denying that. Trumpcare will not fix those problems. It will, in fact, make them worse, and for more people.
Call your senators, people. We cannot let this bill pass. Lives are on the line.