Monday's D3 Daily Action
If you live in the Montezuma County area or if you can get to Cortez, Colorado THIS MORNING, please go to the Montezuma County Courthouse to protest Representative Scott Tipton who will be attending the Montezuma County Commissioners Meeting at 8:30am.
In casting his vote for TrumpCare last Thursday, Representative Scott Tipton chose to give Donald Trump a few political points, at the expense of his own constituents.
As you probably know, the TrumpCare bill is a parade of horrors. It harms the poor, children, women and families, persons with disabilities, and even people with employer-provided coverage. The only folks who benefit are the wealthy and corporations.
HERE IS YOUR SAMPLE CALL DIALOGUE:
Caller: Good morning/afternoon! I’m calling to express my disappointment and anger that Representative Tipton voted for TrumpCare. I’d like to know why he would vote to take away coverage from 24 million Americans. Can he justify his vote?
Staffer: Thank you for calling. Representative Tipton voted for the American Health Care Act because Obamacare was collapsing and this bill will fix it.
Caller: That is wrong. The ACA isn’t perfect, but it has expanded access to coverage to millions of Americans. It created protections that ensure that people with pre-existing conditions wouldn’t be denied access to health care, or be forced to pay higher premiums. Instead of working to make health care better for Americans, Rep. Tipton has put millions of American lives at risk. This is unacceptable.
Staffer: Actually, the American Health Care Act contained provisions that ensure that people with pre-existing conditions aren’t charged more for their health care. More than $130 billion is allocated to protect American consumers.
Caller: That is a lie. You promised me that you wouldn’t vote on a bill that eliminated protections for people with pre-existing conditions. TrumpCare creates a giant loophole for insurance companies to charge people with pre-existing more for their health care. As someone [with/who knows someone with] a [pre-existing condition], I’m angry that you would betray your word in order to give Donald Trump a political win.
If Rep. Tipton gets another chance to vote on TrumpCare, I demand that he vote no. I also want him to justify his vote to his constituents by holding a town hall this recess.
Staffer: Thank you, I will pass along your concern.
Caller: Please do, and take down my contact info, I would like a written explanation for his vote.