Our resistance is working.
Today, Mitch McConnell said he would be postponing a vote on the Senate's Trumpcare bill.
But we know this fight is not over. We must keep up the resistance until this bill is in the trash can where it belongs.
If we work together, we can beat this bill once and for all.
From: Maria Cantwell
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Subject: Stop this plan NOW
22 million lives are at stake. We need to speak out now.
The CBO score for Senate Republicans' health bill is out, and if their bill passes, 22 million Americans will be left with nothing.
Included will be 15 million Medicaid patients -- our children, veterans, the disabled, and the elderly. And Republicans are taking away their coverage while handing out tax cuts to the wealthiest people in the country.
I'll say it again: Republicans are about to strip coverage from 22 million Americans. That's the combined population of Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virginia, Idaho, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Washington, D.C., Vermont, and Wyoming.
It's absolutely shameful. We can't let Republicans steal health care from 22 million Americans. We can't let them hurl our nation into a health crisis.
Millions of Americans rely on programs like Medicaid just to stay alive. But time and time again, Republicans have turned their backs on families struggling to maintain their health coverage.
The GOP's despicable bill will deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. It will deprive the most vulnerable of the care they need. Senate Republicans even added a provision to their bill to lock people who don't maintain "continuous coverage" out of the market. It's essentially a death sentence.