I learned some scary news yesterday: the Senate Republicans are going to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act by the end of the month. And here’s the terrifying part: They seem to think they have the votes in the Senate to do it.
I’m not crying wolf here. I’m really worried. Health care for millions of Americans is on the line in the next few weeks. The Republicans are counting on the fact that so many terrible things are happening right now – and that everyone thinks Trumpcare is dead – that they can slip this through before we have a chance to get organized.
If you’re confused and wondering “what will the Senate Republicans pass?” – don’t worry, you’re not alone. I haven’t seen the Senate Republicans’ health care plan. None of my Democratic colleagues have either. We have no idea what sort of giveaways they may be promising undecided Republicans to secure their votes.
Senate Republicans have done all their deal-making behind closed doors, and we think the Republicans will only give us hours to look at their bill. Only a few hours to see all of the ways that they will gut health care for seniors, for veterans, for children, for people with disabilities – for working people across Massachusetts and around this country.
We need to fight back – and fight back hard. You can start by signing up to telling the Senate Republicans: We won’t let you repeal Americans’ health care.