Do or Die on Trumpcare

Senate Republicans want to rush a vote on Trumpcare in JUNE, whether they have the votes or not. The deciding moment may be near.   Since much of this is behind closed doors and interest groups such as doctor associations, hospital associations, patients advocates, apparently represent a “half hearted opposition“….well it is up to us, the public, to raise all hell.

here are some breaking stories:

Nationwide blitz launched,  in Forbes

The Senate Trumpcare bill

Senate Trumpcare behind closed doors

Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. Mike Lee and Sen. Rand Paul, all Republicans, have said in the past that they oppose the American Health Care Act and will vote against it.

AARP is targeting Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Joni Ernest and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, with aggressive TV advertizing.

Kaiser Family Foundation lists 6 senators that could kill the Senate bill:

SENATOR STATE STATE TRUMP MARGIN STATE EXPANDED MEDICAID
Shelley Moore Capito West Virginia +42
Bill Cassidy Louisiana +20
Susan Collins Maine -3
Dean Heller Nevada -2
Lisa Murkowski Alaska +15
Rob Portman Ohio +8
Senate Republicans who could stop the Obamacare repeal

Sources: Kaiser Family Foundation, The New York Times

 

Here is a useful list with phone numbers:

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About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
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