In a very sneaky move Senate Republicans are planning a vote at 2AM tonight to confirm Tom Price for Health and Human Services. He is their champion of repealing Obamacare and privatizing Medicare. He embodies “Make America Sick Again”. Lee Zeldin, are you with us? Or not? And by “us” I mean everyone in CD1 who is going to suffer from the consequences of lack of affordable medical care.
Senator Ron Wyden would like this news to go viral.
From Facebook page of Senator Ron Wyden
The Republicans are planning a vote at 2 a.m. tonight to confirm Rep. Tom Price as head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Yet, we STILL don’t have a straight answer about his pattern of introducing legislation to benefit companies that he makes investments in. And the Republicans seem to have no problem with his plan to privatize Medicare and decimate the coverage millions of Americans rely on.
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We may not be able to prevent Tom Price from being nominated. However, there is another reason to charge ahead in supporting the ACA and this one is strategic. It is my understanding that Republicans – at high levels – are very nervous about Trump’s promises regarding the repeal and replace venture of the ACA. Many Republicans know full well that Trump’s promises cannot be kept. Given that this issue is highly emotional, we cannot let Republicans off the hook. Promises of Trump to remind voters of: no health insurance drop offs owing to pre-existing conditions, ability to maintain children on family health insurance plans until they reach 26 years of age, premiums will be “lower”, overall health care will be “better”. This list is not exhaustive, but these are the main promises that stand out – and that is what counts in messaging…