Thursday's D3 Daily Action
URGENT: Call Representative Scott Tipton this morning and DEMAND he vote NO on the latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If you have already called, PLEASE - CALL AGAIN.
The House will vote TODAY to repeal and replace Obamacare. Today could determine whether Trumpcare dies or lurches lethally forward. Rep. Scott R. Tipton is on a SHORT LIST of representatives who are leaning yes, but who are reportedly still making up their minds. Call right now and urge a NO vote on Trumpcare. If you've called before, please call again.
Script: "I'm a constituent and a voter in Representative Tipton's district (provide name, phone number and zip code), and I am calling to urge Rep. Tipton to vote NO on the latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, take away health care from 24 million Americans, and end protections for people with pre-existing conditions." And if you have a health care story of your own, please share it —personal stories can impact lawmakers' decisions.
IT IS VITAL THAT WE CALL NOW:
The House will vote today to repeal and replace Obamacare, “setting up a dramatic moment that could give President Donald Trump the significant legislative victory he's been seeking. Top Republicans are very confident. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy emerged from Speaker Paul Ryan's office Wednesday night all but triumphant.”
Rep. McCarthy says, “We’re going to pass it.” - CNN
With $8 Billion Deal on Health Bill, House G.O.P. Leader Says ‘We Have Enough Votes’ – NY Times: “None of the legislative tweaks under consideration changes the serious harm to patients and the health care delivery system” that the bill would cause, said Dr. Andrew W. Gurman, the president of the American Medical Association. The latest changes, he said, “tinker at the edges without remedying the fundamental failing of the bill — that millions of Americans will lose their health insurance as a direct result of this proposal.” House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi of California, said the money was a pittance compared with the likely need. “It’s a joke,” she said. “It’s a very sad, deadly joke.”