Since this whole Affordable Care Act repeal effort started in the spring, it's been one battle after another to fight it. We thought it was done in May. We thought it was REALLY done in July.
It's like we were at the part of the horror movie, when our heroes feel like they've finally succeeded in killing the monster/vampire/serial killer. The music swells and they all hug triumphantly. You, however, look at your watch and realize there's a good 45 minutes left before the end, which means nothing good can come of it. Just as the characters have settled in to their normal lives again, the monster usually comes back, worse than ever, catches everyone off guard, casually murders some people and the whole thing starts again.
That's where we are with the Cassidy-Graham bill. Somehow, they've made it worse and they're not even going to bother to wait for a full CBO score. (Because of time constraints, it won't tell us how it will impact coverage and how many people will be left uninsured. You know, little things.)
The Graham Cassidy Bill will:
- Rip up protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
- Gut essential health benefits
- Jack up your out-of-pocket costs
- Pull the plug on Medicaid funding
- Block funding for Planned Parenthood
We've got less than a week to convince our Senators that this is a bad bill and they need to vote no.
I know you're tired of fighting this same fight over and over and over again. I am too. But if we don't, the consequences are going to be dire for the millions and millions of people who will be without healthcare. Call Senator Gardner. Call your friends who live in states with undecided senators and pester them to make calls.
Let's kill this thing once and for all.
Get it? Kill Bill?--Like, Kill the Bill? Although I guess at this point it would be Volume 3. Nevermind. Just call your Senators.