As of Sunday 7/23, the Senate’s health care bill appears destined to die, but we know we can’t take anything for granted in the Trump Era! The Senate is likely to vote Tuesday, but it remains unclear whether they will vote on the House version of the bill, one of the revised versions, or a straight repeal option. It’s our job to step up and speak up to remind them that NONE OF THESE OPTIONS IS ACCEPTABLE.

Though we don’t know what version of the bill they’ll vote on, we do know that we don’t want a bill that:

  • Guts Medicaid, leaving millions of Americans without access to care.
  • Reduces or eliminates subsidies for premiums, leaving millions of Americans unable to afford insurance.
  • Eliminates ACA protections for the elderly or people with pre-existing conditions and/or guts essential health benefits.
  • Gifts the rich will billions of dollars in tax cuts.

Call your senators and SHUT. THIS. ISH. DOWN. Let them know we want them to drop the repeal agenda and instead focus on bipartisan efforts to improve the ACA, making health care affordable for all Americans.

*Look up the name of your GOP senator’s health care legislative assistant here and save it in your phone or write it down for quick reference throughout the week. If you don’t see one listed for your senator, simply ask when you call.

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Last I checked, McCain was still in limbo between support/against TrumpCare. Will be interesting to see if his stance shifts. My thoughts go out to his family.

Regardless of your Party affiliation, John McCain is an American Patriot, and Hero, who was TORTURED as a POW.

Show some class @resistdrumpf  I am a Democrat, and believe respect should be given to Mr. McCain.

This is not a time to politicize Cancer, how disgusting of you!

Also, my Father has Cancer, and my Great Aunt died from it.  So FOR SHAME to shout Political rhetoric while this man, who’s served our Country, is trying to survive.

I am completely disgusted by people on tumblr that cannot be respectful of others.

He deserves his Insurance, the man worked his ass off for all these years, and suffered.

Why shouldn’t we make a political statement out of it. You know damn well that they are. They already have for years. Cancer is horrible and nobody who gets it deserves it. But people have used cancer for excuses, money and politics. Don’t act like it started now.

Did I ask your ass?


And since my FATHER has it, I don’t give ten fucks about your opinion.  I am watching him get sicker and sicker.  

Be a dick somewhere else.

By commenting on a public post, you included yourself into a public discussion so @bloggoofrandomness has every right to respond to you.

With that said, I feel 0 shame. I am sorry for your personal experience with cancer. I too have close family and friends whose lives have been derailed by the disease (honestly, who hasn’t?) but the point is John McCain is afforded every fighting chance to overcome this incredible struggle (& I sincerely hope he does) and while in a position to allow others the SAME fighting chance, he has chosen not to act (or worse, act against). He will always be a celebrated war hero but a champion for all Americans, he is not.

If Republicans Are Pro-Life, Why Don’t They Care About My Child?

If Republicans Are Pro-Life, Why Don’t They Care About My Child?:

…as Republicans try to defend their health plan, I want them to answer for their hypocrisy. I want them to tell parents like me why our children’s care is expendable—why their lives don’t matter. I want the lies and the equivocation to stop. Most of all, I want babies like my daughter to live. The question I want them to answer is: Do they?

I know healthcare and republican politics aren’t cut/dry and it would be ignorant of me to assume all republicans are pro-life BUT for those who are: do you support TrumpCare? If so, how can you? You advocate for life, but this bill puts millions in danger. Are you not aware of the hypocrisy? Or do you just not care?

On Sunday July 2nd, New York Magazine reported that Senate…

On Sunday July 2nd, New York Magazine reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has asked the Congressional Budget Office to score two revised versions of the BCRA. Topher Spiro, Vice President for Health Policy and a Senior Fellow for Economic Policy at American Progress tweeted Sunday morning that this is a “code red” alert for those concerned about the bill passing, adding that Republicans are “close to a deal.” Although last week’s procedural vote was delayed it’s imperative that we flood the lines, securing NO votes and reaching undecideds. Since McConnell has invoked Rule 14 in order to make the bill eligible for a floor vote without committee markup, the bill is on the fast-track to passing, without debate, without experts weighing, without ample time for the public and experts to review the CBO score. Because they are using a process called reconciliation to fast-track the bill, Republicans only need 51 votes, rather than the usual 60. However, the tradeoff is that they must allow an unlimited number of amendments to the bill during the vote-a-rama. This presents an opportunity for Dems to get creative. If Dems file thousands and thousands of amendments and call for a vote on each, they could hold off the bill in perpetuity. This week, call Republican senators (and their health care legislative assistant – list above) who are undecided and let them know you oppose the bill, and call Democratic senators and remind them that you want them to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to delay the vote on the bill.