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Wed May 16, 2018, 02:11 PM

RED ALERT. Another #ACA Repeal in the works. CALL YOUR SENATORS

Especially if they are Murkowski or Collins.

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🚨 RED ALERT: The White House and conservative groups are unveiling a new health care repeal bill this month. We obtained the summary document. 1/

They will make a push to pass a budget resolution soon in order to ram this bill through with GOP votes. The public blowback must be massive and immediate.

This bill will attempt to bribe @lisamurkowski and @SenatorCollins. Flood their phones. Let them know as U.S. Senators they should care about the sick and poor in ALL states. #mepolitics

COLLINS 202-224-2523
MURKOWSKI 202-224-6665

This bill absolutely guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions. It makes junk plans permanent and includes the CRUZ AMENDMENT to waive ACA protections.

This bill repeals the Medicaid expansion and slashes ACA funding by **20-25%.** Worse, it uses some of the money to pay for tax shelters for the wealthy (HSAs).

It gets much worse. Right now 100% of ACA funding goes toward lower-income and lower middle class people. This bill takes a 20-25% smaller pie for this population and cuts it again by at least 15% even allowing states to slash it by up to **50%**!!!

All told, by 1) slashing the total pie and then 2) spreading that smaller pie up the income scale, cuts for lower-income and lower middle class people range from 32% to 62%. This is crippling and savage.

It gets much worse. If a state chooses to spend its block grant on Medicaid, this bill REQUIRES the state to allow healthy people to cash out their benefit. It puts a giant thumb on the scale for states to choose junk private insurance over Medicaid.

This bill engineers a MASSIVE redistribution of funding across all states, causing WIDESPREAD disruption. It targets blue states for massive cuts, funneling the money to red states and Alaska and Maine.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The timing may slip a little, but have no doubt: they are going to make a push. Whether Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins bite is up to you!

It's not hard to see what's going on...

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Reply RED ALERT. Another #ACA Repeal in the works. CALL YOUR SENATORS (Original post)
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Wed May 16, 2018, 02:16 PM

1. Will do! The GOP is so stupid to do this knowing the majority of

people want affordable health care. They are going to screw this up for their own GOP midterms. Dems are smart and running on affordable healthcare.

I have all my info saved from last year so that saves some time. I call the GOP senators that aren't mine too.

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