Hi folks. We still don’t know what’s in the Senate ACA repeal, for reasons that appear to be largely cynical (aka “we know the bill is bad, so we don’t want anyone to know about it.”)
I’ve been working on this with daily calls to my Senators, but today I saw a new tool from Indivisible for US folks with Dem and/or GOP Senators, to weigh in about ACA, and I wanted to share it here in case it is useful.
If you have Republican Senators: It gives you space to tell them you’re opposed to the repeal (and/or how you’d like to see the repeal change, and/or telling them to bring the bill out in the open).
If you have Democrat/Independant Senators: It creates an amendment for them to use in a Filibuster by Amendment action. (Filibuster by Amendment is delaying a vote by offering many amendments, since offering essentially limitless amendments is allowed for bills to be passed via reconciliation, which applies here).
There’s a wide range of opinions about how we should make healthcare in the USA better, but I think we can probably agree that the way the Senate GOP is pushing this bill (in secret, no hearings, limited debate, fast-tracked) is irresponsible.