For the last few months, I've been fighting hard against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and replace it with a TrumpCare proposal that rips health coverage away from millions of Americans. And I don't intend to stop fighting anytime soon.
Just this week, Senate Republicans delayed the vote on their disastrous TrumpCare bill because they don’t have enough votes to pass it. This bill would have taken away health insurance from 22 million Americans. It would have made deep cuts to Medicaid, putting vulnerable Americans, including children and individuals with disabilities, at risk. And it would have resulted in much higher premiums for older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions.
But the fact is, Senate Republicans didn’t really draft this bill with improved health care for the American people in mind; they proposed these deep cuts to finance huge tax cuts for health industry special interests and billionaires. In fact, the 400 top income households in America would receive $33 billion in tax cuts under this bill. That's enough to finance Medicaid services under Obamacare in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, West Virginia and Nevada -- an incredibly heartless trade off that should not be lost on Republican Senators representing those states.
In postponing the vote, we've won this battle but the war is not over. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump are already planning to bring the bill back later in July. Call your Senators to tell them we can’t let this bill pass: (202) 224-3121. Not now, not ever.