Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is sounding the alarm to all Americans that Trumpcare is back and this time, they want to take away healthcare from even more Americans.
🚨Red Alert🚨#Trumpcare is back & Senate GOP has until Sept 30 to pass their bill. We need your voices more than ever!
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 15, 2017
Republicans are officially trying to move forward with Graham-Cassidy and schedule a vote before the reconciliation rules on healthcare expire on September 30. Trump and the Republicans are hoping that Americans are so distracted by hurricanes, the Russia scandal, and DACA that they won’t notice if the Senate passes a bill to take health care away from 32 million Americans. If you thought the first two versions of Trumpcare were bad because they would have taken coverage away from 22 million Americans, version three is even worse, because it takes health insurance away from an additional ten million people.
The bill does this by transferring Obamacare to the states and cutting funding. This is the Senate Republican way of killing Obamacare and trying to pass all of the blame onto governors. Republicans in Congress want to be able to argue that they didn’t take anyone’s health insurance away. They just moved the program to the states.
Trumpcare would raise premiums for 130 million Americans with preexisting conditions while gutting Medicaid and making employer insurance more expensive.
The zombie Republican effort to kill Obamacare is back from the dead, and it is up the American people to put a bullet in the head of this legislative walker once and for all.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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