As of 1:30 a.m. last night, the Senate passed a bill to repeal Obamacare and the bill will go to the Republican majority House as early as within the next few days.
You can still call your House Representative and can find their contact information here. Bustle has a whole list of scripts to use on the phone, including scripts that voice your support of Obamacare as well as funding for Planned Parenthood. You can also add your support for Medicare and Medicaid.
Obamacare isn’t perfect (read more about the facts of Obamacare here and make your own decision) but the ‘repeal and replace’ rhetoric and action will leave 20 million Americans uninsured. If Obamacare is repealed we are either left in limbo without insurance while we wait for a new healthcare plan, or Obamacare is replaced with a plan that is immediate and poorly constructed due to lack of time to develop a comprehensive replacement (what Trump envisions: “We’re going to be submitting — as soon as our secretary’s approved, almost simultaneously, shortly thereafter, a plan. It’ll be repeal and replace. It will be essentially simultaneously,” Trump said. “Probably the same day, could be the same hour.”).
But if you call your Representative, we can still fight. Follow your Representative on Facebook and twitter and tell them via social media what Obamacare means to you or your loved ones.
Just a few things we lose if we lose Obamacare:
- right to not be discriminated against due to preexisting conditions
- right to remain on your parents’ health insurance until age 26
- subsidies for low-income patients
Additional looming threats:
- defunding Planned Parenthood
- privatizing Medicare and Medicaid
- loss of social security
I know I’m not covering the half of what’s at stake here, so please comment and add to my list. What else about our healthcare is threatened that I have not covered?
Please call your Representative. This is not about political parties, or even economics and budgets. It is a matter of life or death.