Thursday, June 15, 2017

OOGA OOGA--Alarm bells over health care bill

Obamacare was passed without a single Republican vote, and time to vote was even extended to get in all the stragglers. Some reluctant types got sweeteners.

But that legislation was the subject of many hearings and much publicity (yes, some of it dishonest--"You can keep your plan, keep your doctor").

But now, as I type this, the Senate Republicans are working in SECRET to to pass a massive change in the next three weeks.

Meanwhile, the baseball shootings and the endless wrangling over the president's Russian dealings (I guess alleged) are overshadowing how tens of millions are about to lose their health insurance--all "justified" by saying Obamacare is dying (when the admin is actually starving it).

Even the unpredictable president reportedly finally tuned into this bill and said it was "too mean." Will he intervene or just make remarks? Who knows.

Nice, huh?

The key thing here is to repeal the taxes, or some, in Obamacare so they can show the money to cut taxes for rich Americans in the proposed tax bill. No insurance? Well, tough. Sounds too dastardly to be true, huh? But it is.

What can you do?

Call your senators' offices--

https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_correspond_senators.htm

Say you want the CBO report to be considered. You want hearings. You want a chance to say how this will affect you.


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