The Center for American Progress Action Fund has identified the 14 US Senators most likely to vote NO on the Senate health care bill. Surprisingly, both Alabama senators are on the list. We have a real chance here to make an impact – if we get busy!
It isn’t difficult! CAP has released the TrumpCare Toolkit. Use it to call the senators’ DC offices and Tweet to them.
Personal stories and experiences really matter here. Explain how Obamacare has helped you or a family member, gave you the support to start your own business, saved you money, or finally given you access to robust health care coverage.
Yes, it isn’t perfect.
- Deductibles are high.
- Low income working families are shut out because Alabama didn’t expand Medicaid.
- Insurance companies, nervous about GOP efforts to kill the system, are pulling out of markets due to the uncertainty.
But it’s much better and less disruptive to the health care system and families in the individual market if we just fix the problems with Obamacare instead of implementing the Republicans’ pitiful effort to disguise a tax cut for the super rich as health care “reform.”
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a tool to help you estimate how the Senate bill will affect you. If you’re 40+ and middle class, you need to be sitting down before looking at it. My family’s premiums for a BRONZE plan will increase by $13,800 by 2020.
- This interactive map shows the effects of the House bill (the American Health Care Act).
- This interactive map shows the effects of the Senate bill (the “Better” Care Reconciliation Act).
And then hit the phones and social media. This isn’t just an interesting policy discussion: people’s lives and financial stability are at stake.