Zombie #Trumpcare can still die – here’s how

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It took bringing a man with a fresh diagnosis of brain cancer (for which he receives government-paid healthcare to fight) back to Washington, DC from 2,300 miles away in Arizona to do it but Mitch McConnell managed to open debate on Trumpcare this afternoon. It’s a bill that’s got only 12% support in counties that Trump himself won in 2016 but that doesn’t matter because stealing healthcare insurance from tens of millions of people is a small price Republicans are willing to pay on your behalf to give massive tax breaks to their wealthy benefactors.

We know where this is headed and it means a LOT of pain and suffering for millions of people.

But it can be stopped. Here are words of wisdom and strategy from the amazing Topher Spiro:

I want to re-emphasize one point Topher makes:

The next 24 hours are critical. The public blowback must be immediate and overwhelming.

To contact Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow or any other U.S. Senator, call (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred to their office.

In addition to these actions, take heed of the advice given on our podcast this week by the equally amazing Andy Slavitt. Governors wield an immense amount of political clout in this debate. If you live in a state with a Republican governor, NOW is the time to lean heavily on them to be vocal in their opposition. Here in Michigan, that means Gov. Rick Snyder’s phones must start ringing off the hook. You can call him at 517-373-3400.

This is do-or-die time, folks. Make those calls.

  • judyms9

    Calling Snyder’s office is the best idea. He does not want to have to deal with a huge Medicaid shortfall in a state with a large poor, disabled and elderly population. This will weigh heavily on the GOP in 2018 and 2020. Thanks for providing the phone number.
    Too bad McCain voted yes to enable Collins (who may run for gov in Maine) and Murkowski to vote NO. His well received speech about senatorial paralysis does not negate that Yes vote.

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