Obamacare repeal is on the brink of coming back from the dead.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his leadership team are seriously considering voting on a bill that would scale back the federal government’s role in the health care system and instead provide block grants to states, congressional and Trump administration sources said.
It would be a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare before the GOP’s power to pass health care legislation through a party-line vote in the Senate expires on Sept. 30.
The GOP is threatening to take away health insurance for millions of Americans. Again. It is clear that they are doing this for political reasons, with little regard for the millions of people that will be adversely affected by the Graham-Cassidy bill; why else would they push for a vote before the Congressional Budget Office can score it?
ACA (Obamacare) isn't perfect, but it's much better than anything the GOP has proposed. It needs to be fixed. Thanks to concerted public outcry from individuals and organizations like the AARP, the American Diabetes Associan, the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and other secular and religious groups, it was saved in July by the tiniest of margins, but we cannot sit back passively and hope for that margin to hold. Please pick up the pen and pick up the phone and contact your legislators, Republican or Democrat, House or Senate, local or federal. Everyone needs to know that we stand united against these punitive GOP plans, and that we will not forget their vote.
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