Keep Dialing for Healthcare!

I know I'm the brokenest of all broken records, but we need to be making ALL KINDS OF NOISE today. Call your Senators and ask them to vote no on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. (Or thank them for promising to vote no.)

There are more ideas for how to take action here, and please feel welcome and encouraged to leave additional ideas in comments.

But calling is most important, so pick up those phones and make a call!

All the talk about Senate Republicans killing the "reform" bill was just that—talk. They were always going to find a way to pass it, because they want a "win" and Trump wants a "win" and none of them care that their reprehensible "healthcare" bill will kill people. (Except insofar as many of them consider that a feature, not a bug.)

And the Democrats have reportedly decided against withholding consent and forcing the Senate to grind to a halt, because they apparently don't believe there's significant enough payoff for such an extreme act, since it would probably only delay the passge of the bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a dumpster fire.

Last night, it was thought that the Democrats might be worried that withholding consent would blow up a deal on which they were working with Republicans. This morning: "Senior senators in both parties on Monday night reached a bipartisan deal to add new sanctions on Russia and allow Congress to disapprove of any attempt by [Donald] Trump to ease penalties on Moscow, the most significant GOP-backed constraint on the White House so far this year."

So, basically, it sounds like the Democrats were obliged to trade away obstructionism on healthcare in order to get the Republicans to agree to even the most basic check on Trump's fealty to Russia.

This is where we are. So it's up to us. We've got make enough noise to make Senate Republicans reconsider passing this bill.

KEEP CALLING. It's the best chance we've got to save Obamacare.

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