Vox's rundown of the day. Top section is on what went on with last night's Senate votes to further set the stage for Obamacare repeal.
Basically the vote was straight down party lines, 51(R) to 48 (D). And the Ds forced amendment votes to keep all the major provisions like keeping kids on their parents plans till 26, covering pre-existing conditions, etc. The Rs voted them down, going for a straight up repeal.
Also from Vox: What the Republicans have so far for replacement plans.
These each keep different parts of the ACA. None of them solve healthcare.
Feel free to link to other articles. I picked these for their summary nature.
ACTION: Keep the pressure on the Republicans to at least have a replacement plan before they repeal, or not to repeal at all. Thank Democrats who support the ACA.1. Info on finding your representatives contact info
2. Call your Senators and Representatives. Star Wars achievement badges are in your future.
3. Here's your script from the "We're His Problem Now" google doc
I would suggest copying the script into a word processor and filling in all the blanks before using it. (If you use a subsidized plan)
I’m ---- -----, a constituent calling to let <Senator/Representative ____> that I depend on <an ACA health plan, Medicare, Medicaid> for my health insurance coverage. I want the <Senator/Rep> to protect <ACA/Medicare/Medicaid> from cuts or changes that would result in a loss of coverage for me and millions of other Americans. Please ask <him/her> to fight for my right to health care!
(If you don’t use a subsidized plan)
I’m ---- ---- a constituent calling to let <Senator/Representative ____> know that I want <him/her> to stand up for the subsidized health care plans that cover millions of Americans. Please ask <him/her> not to support cuts to Medicaid or Medicare or changes to the ACA that would result in a loss of coverage. Affordable health care is a priority issue for me and I will be paying close attention to how <Senator/Representative ____> votes.
4. Recognize that this will likely not be the last time you call about the ACA.
5. Let us know how it went.