Saturday's D3 Daily Action
This July Fourth recess, we celebrate our freedom. And we stand up for a fundamental belief: health care is a human right. Last week constituent power protected this right by delaying the vote on TrumpCare, something Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell desperately tried—and failed—to avoid. Now, during this week of congressional recess, we are pressing our advantage. While senators are back home for July 4th, we’ll be making clear a very simple point: the American people do not want TrumpCare. Here’s how.
We’ve got all the July 4th recess resources at recess.indivisibleguide.com—including more info on this week’s to-do list, call scripts, and explainers (and a pep talk for Indivisibles from Vice President Joe Biden). Here are some key new resources to use in your fight against TrumpCare:
- Questions for your senator on TrumpCare. This July Fourth recess, you need to stand up and speak out to ensure that your senators stand firmly against a bill that would rip coverage away from 22 million Americans, gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and devastate Medicaid and the people who rely on it. Ask the right questions and demand answers.
- What does delay in the Senate really mean for TrumpCare?The vote delay is a major blow to TrumpCare, but the delay does not mean the bill is dead. What the delay won us is crucial: time. We won the opportunity this recess to make clear to senators exactly how unpopular this heartless legislation is.
- TrumpCare destroys Medicaid as we know it. The Senate’s version of the TrumpCare bill is out, and it’s as monstrous as we thought: in order to give billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations, TrumpCare makes the deepest cuts to Medicaid in its 52-year history.
- TrumpCare = Higher costs for all Americans. TrumpCare would drive costs for consumers way up. Here’s what consumers can expect under the Senate version of TrumpCare, and why you should tell your Senator to vocally and unwaveringly oppose it.
- TrumpCare fails people with pre-existing conditions. You may have heard just the opposite—that people with pre-existing conditions are protected, and that this version of TrumpCare is “nicer” or “better” than the House version for that reason. Don’t fall for it. It’s still much worse than current law. And, if you’re one of the 130 million Americans with a pre-existing condition, you could be the one paying the price.
- How TrumpCare will worsen the Opioid Crisis in America. One of McConnell’s biggest bribes for votes is putting more funding in the bill to fight opioid addiction. But there’s no way your senator should fall for this token acknowledgement of what a serious crisis the opioid epidemic is.