Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Do: call to save Obamacare.

Last night, the GOP revealed their secret bill to replace Obamacare.  One of the big jokes on the Hill has been that they've literally kept it under lock and key (even from Republican senators) because they were afraid of the reaction, and sure enough: it's horrible.  It slashes taxes on the wealthy, adds a tax break for pharma CEOs, block-grants Medicaid so that its funding gradually shrinks, defunds Planned Parenthood, and replaces the mandate with an ineffectual penalty.  This bill is not only morally repulsive, it would seriously damage the entire industry for no purpose.

There are two things you can do to fight this bill.  And we do need to fight it.

First, call your own representatives and make it clear that you want them to oppose this with every breath in their bodies.  We don't want them to negotiate a better deal: on this issue, any bipartisan cover or cooperation is unacceptable.

Senator Edward J. Markey:  413-785-4610
Senator Elizabeth Warren: 202-224-4543
Representative Richard Neal: 202-225-5601

Senator Bernard Sanders:  802-862-0697
Senator Pat Leahy: 202-224-4242
Representative Peter Welch: 202-225-4115

Senator Charles E. Schumer:  518-431-4070
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:  202-224-4451
Representative John Faso:  202-225-5614

Second, you can call members of the House Freedom Caucus and praise them for opposing "Obamacare Lite."  They have different reasons for opposing it than we do, of course, but you can truthfully say, "I am not a constituent, but I love liberty, and I want to thank __________ for standing up to the establishment and refusing to pass Obamacare Lite."  You probably do not want to elaborate or tell them anything else!

Select members of the House Freedom Caucus:
Mark Meadows: (202) 225-6401
Justin Amash: (202) 225-3831
Trent Franks: (202) 225-4576
Jim Jordan: (202) 225-2676
Raúl Labrador: (202) 225-6611
Mark Sanford: (202) 225-3176
Ted Yoho: (202) 225-5744

We're going to fight this, and we're going to win.

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