Otherwise known as Graham-Cassidy…
The latest tax cut bill masquerading as a healthcare bill.
I don’t need to remind you that this is the time for action.
We have to call.
We have to fax.
If you can, show up at your Senator and Congressional Rep’s offices.
In case you don’t know what’s in the latest version, which is, the worst piece of Legislative Evil that they could put out (and that’s saying something)
Andy SlavittVerified account @ASlavitt
KEY POINT FOR TODAY: Grassidy will claim “new language” coming will fix every complaint.
It won’t. Changes are to buy targeted votes. 1/
This will be key Sunday AM talking point. And you should trust them with only 2-3 days until the vote to change 1/6 of the economy. 2/
And what about the stakeholders? What do they think of this version of Trumpcare?
They tried to be slick, by jamming the CBO up so that they couldn’t get a CBO Score out before the September 30th deadline..
But, thank goodness that there are outside agencies who have been on it.
Here is a post from Balloon Juice with all the links to the 6 independent groups that have done their own scoring of this latest version of Trumpcare.
This bill would destroy Medicaid.
20% – one out of every FIVE Americans gets their healthcare through Medicaid.
76 MILLION AMERICANS get their healthcare through Medicaid. Unless you’re a part of the 1%, YOU KNOW someone on Medicaid.
Another reminder about Medicaid, since it’s a STATE run program:
September 21, 2017 at 11:47 am
Medicaid is NOT portable among the states, which can lead to ugly surprises to families, who often aren’t aware of the consequences to their disabled family member should a move occur. States already have a lot of flexibility in eligibility determination and coverage, and what may be available even under the waiver system can vary considerably. Virginia has redesigned its Medicaid waiver system in the past year and even as an old hand at this stuff my eyeballs itch at the new jargon and resulting mystery. I’ve moved twice with Medicaid consequences, once to get away from Shithead–and to get better medical care and education for a boy, and once to get a better job for me, and even better education for a boy, and found Medicaid goodness and foulness as a result. Over time the parents I’ve talked to about this have either been forced into a move due to a medical need or economic circumstances, or they sit tight because the system they know is the one they know, no matter how much crap it makes them swallow. What they don’t do is deliberately consider a move, check out and compare the Medicaid differences, and make a decision based on available facts. I did that twice and am glad of it, in spite of the unspeakable effort involved. But I don’t think you can disregard how people and the strength of their connections to their community can operate against their own interests and, in spite of the prevalence of useful info about available resources, how difficult it is to make sane judgments about what often feels like stepping off a cliff into an ugly fog.
So, what do we do?
CALL CALL CALL
Shirley C @ghhshirley
McCain & Murkowski are taking all calls from anywhere. Spoke with both their staff.
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September 20, 2017 at 11:28 am
John, you don’t have to fax from your printer. Use faxzero.com. You fax your letter from your computer. The Senate and Reps fax numbers are preloaded and all you have to do is change the Dear so and so part. Real easy. You can hit 2 senators and a rep in about 5 minutes tops.
Faxzero.com allows you to compose a fax at their web page. They have lists of all the senators and reps, organized by state – and you aren’t limited to choosing your own state’s officials.
Jim, Foolish Literalist says:
September 20, 2017 at 11:29 am
That is what “they” say. I think Indivisible is one of the “they”. Try RESISTBOT– Fax from your phone. I send a fax through them every day. Call in the morning, fax in the afternoon.
September 20, 2017 at 11:44 am
YES I was just about to post it. I get fireworks now as an “elite” resister.
Text “resist” to 504-09. Super easy and quick.
And, NEVER EVER FORGET.
TRUMPCARE is not..
HAS NEVER BEEN…
Too many people make that mistake.
Trumpcare is ABOUT TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH..
Once you understand THAT…then all the versions of Trumpcare make absolute sense.
From The New York Times:
As more than 40 subdued Republican senators lunched on Chick-fil-A at a closed-door session last week, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado painted a dire picture for his colleagues. Campaign fund-raising was drying up, he said, because of widespread disappointment among donors over the inability of the Republican Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act or do much of anything else.
Mr. Gardner is in charge of his party’s midterm re-election push, and he warned that donors of all stripes were refusing to contribute another penny until the struggling majority produced some concrete results.
“Donors are furious,” one person knowledgeable about the private meeting quoted Mr. Gardner as saying. “We haven’t kept our promise.”
The backlash from big donors as well as the grass roots panicked Senate Republicans and was part of the motivation behind the sudden zeal to take one last crack at repealing the health care law before the end of the month. That effort faltered Friday with new opposition from Senator John McCain of Arizona, the perennial maverick who had scuttled the Senate’s first repeal effort. Now Republicans must confront the possibility that they will once again let down their backers with no big win in sight.
Another Article for reference:
Koch network ‘piggy banks’ closed until Republicans pass health and tax reform