This photo was taken in 1922 at the Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital, as a young polio victim received physical therapy in warm spring waters…
“The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else. Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans might no longer cover pregnancy, mental health care, or expensive prescriptions. Discrimination based on preexisting conditions could become the norm again. Millions of families will lose coverage entirely.
Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.”
(click above to sign a petition to protect the ACA)
Or, once again from the good people of Indivisible, some actions you can take that could help stop this catastrophe:
- Got a Republican Senator? Excellent. CALL THEM. Find daily scripts and material at TrumpCareTen.org.
- Got a Democratic Senator? Great. Help them filibuster-by-amendment by submitting your amendment to to bury this awful bill: OurAmendments.org. Also ask them to slow down Senate business by withholding consent.
- Want to join a congressional office TrumpCare sit-in? Awesome. Here’s a list of planned events.
“There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift humankind a little higher.“