This Is Not a Drill
We know no one makes phone calls anymore. But now would be a very good time to make a phone call.
The Obamacare repeal-and-replace-with-whatever bill is back from the dead.
Vox has a good explainer of the latest version of the bill. In a nutshell:
- Yes, you would still be able to get coverage if you have a preexisting condition, but you will likely pay through the nose for it.
- Medicaid would take a huge hit.
- The poorest, sickest people would suffer the most.
The Congressional Budget Office determined that 24 million people would lose coverage under the original version of the repeal bill. The CBO hasn't had time to analyze the new version of the bill.
A House vote is being fast-tracked, likely for this afternoon.
How to help stop the destruction of the Affordable Care Act
Call your member of the House of Representatives at 202.224.3121. Like right now, since the vote could happen within hours. You can say something as simple as: "Please vote no on Trumpcare." Or "Ryancare". They'll get the idea.
Attend a noon-time rally today. Find the one in your city or town here.
If you have more time today, the good folks at Indivisible suggest showing up at your Representative's district office to share your story. It's their job to hear you out, especially on an issue as critical as this. You don't need an appointment.
If you missed it and need some inspiration, watch Jimmy Kimmel's monologue earlier this week about his new baby's health condition.