On Thursday House Republicans took a major step to repeal the Affordable Care Act using a sneaky tactic called a “reconciliation bill.” It limits the long speeches Congress members routinely use to delay action, aka filibuster.
But not so fast. Sure, repealing health care would make many Republicans feel large and in charge. But without an alternative -- one that does not deprive protections to kids under 26, those with pre-existing conditions, those who risk hitting coverage caps, and Medicare recipients--this move will endanger the lives of millions of the most vulnerable people.
All-of-us must must demand that Congress avoid, in Sen. Chuck Schumer’s words, replacing “affordable care with chaos."
3. Tell the Republican Congress members that have broken with the GOP how much you appreciate their efforts to stop the train wreck. If you are not a constituent, share this widely to reach constituents. Here’s a list and script.