Bipartisan Effort to Shore Up Obamacare
Trump has threatened to cut off payments which sustain insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Now that the GOP’s own health care legislation has tanked, at least for the time being, some Republicans are joining with their Democratic colleagues in an effort to secure these payments so that the rug is not pulled out from under millions of Americans.
Senator Lamar Alexander (TN), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, is leading this effort. He has publicly urged that Trump continue paying to keep Obamacare going. Another Republican senator who has spoken out in favor of maintaining Obamacare is Senator John Kennedy (LA).
1. Contact Senators Lamar Alexander and John Kennedy to thank them for their leadership and commitment to ensure continued health coverage for Americans.
2. Contact your own Republican senators and ask them to work in a spirit of bipartisan cooperation with Senator Lamar Alexander and their Democratic colleagues to preserve Obamacare.
3. Contact your own Democratic senators and remind them that what we really want is a single-payer expanded Medicare for all.
And to cheer yourself up, read this nice op-ed piece in the New York Times. It's a reminder that this health care battle was won because of PEOPLE LIKE YOU!