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How to Help Stop the Sabotage of Health Care

How to Help Stop the Sabotage of Health Care

After three swings and three misses, the Republican-controlled Congress failed to deliver Trumpcare.

That hasn't stopped the Trump Administration from trying to repeal Obamacare.

In past months, it has cut the open enrollment period in halfeviscerated the advertising budget for HealthCare.gov, and announced plans to shut down the website each week of open enrollment for "maintenance".

Now the Trump Administration proposes expanding the use of "association health plans" and short term insurance (to circumvent consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act), as well as ending subsidies to help insurance companies cover the most vulnerable people.

Here's how the current POTUS described this latest act of executive sabotage:

And here's what actual fake news (Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update) likened that tweet to:

 Source: NBC/Saturday Night Live

Source: NBC/Saturday Night Live

How to help stop the Godzilla of health care

Learn more about why this is a big deal (especially because it will drive up premiums) but doesn't yet mean the end of Obamacare.

Call on your member of Congress (202.224.3121) to ensure the bipartisan health care stabilization bill (currently being negotiated) provides consumer protections for those in "association health plans" and restores the subsidies targeted by Trump.  Indivisible has a great explainer with a sample phone script.

Join Get America Covered's guerrilla effort to spread the word to get as many people covered as possible, with or without the Trump Administration's help.  Open enrollment:  November 1 - December 15.

*Also:  stay tuned about ways to influence the upcoming rulemaking process for Trump's proposed changes.

 Source: Hulu/Scrubs

Source: Hulu/Scrubs

How to Support Colin Kaepernick

How to Support Colin Kaepernick

How to Help Victims of the Fires in Northern California

How to Help Victims of the Fires in Northern California