Heartfelt Message to all Trump Supporters
After a crazy week in Washington . . . Here is a brief and truthful summary of what happened with healthcare reform on March 24, 2017 and how it impacts you!
AHCA Bill Fails to pass the House
Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, and many Republicans, supported a healthcare Bill designed to repeal and replace the ACA (Affordable Care Act), known to many as “Obamacare.”
The Bill, called the AHCA (American Healthcare Act), known to many as “Trumpcare,” was the proposed replacement. Had it ultimately became law, it would have hurt many of you and/or those you love.
Why it Failed
Trumpcare went against everything Trump had promised you, ultimately raising your premiums and lowered your coverages. An estimated 24 Million people would have lost coverage. A disproportionate number of you, Trump Supporters, would have been harmed most by this Bill. Many of you would have been unable to afford coverage for you and your families.
People you probably dislike and distrust, Liberal Democratic Representatives in the House, stood unanimously against this Bill. Some for the right reasons, some for admittedly political reasons. Some in the GOP, mostly the “House Freedom Caucus” (was called the Tea Party), were also against the Bill, but only because it didn’t hurt you enough to please them. Seriously, that’s the truth!
Angry Citizens, confronting their House Representatives at Town Hall Meetings, ultimately deserve most of the credit for stopping Trumpcare. These Citizens, many Republicans, demanded their Representatives “DO THEIR JOB!”
That my friends is how Government is supposed to work. You tell your Representatives what you want and they do it, or they get fired!
Many good Republican Governors, especially those that fully utilized Obamacare, expanding Medicaid in their states, strongly opposed the Trumpcare bill. They too were very sure their Citizens would fire them had Trumpcare became law.
What Happens Next
Since the Bill failed to pass the House and is, as of now, dead . . . The ACA remains the law of the land. Thankfully, any major changes to healthcare are unlikely in the foreseeable future. But pay attention, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, can make small but damaging changes that impact you personally!
Claims that Obamacare is on the verge of failing are totally false. However, Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Tom Price, will continue to restrict and damage Obamacare, hoping it does fail. Please understand, this is NOT what is best for you or any of us. It will result in the loss of coverage and yes, people will suffer and die as a result. Their decisions are political; they want to appeal to big money donors, including big Health Insurance companies. We all need to let them know that we will not stand for this! We hired them to do what is best for us, not for big donors or corporations!
Demand Obamacare Fixes
Obamacare isn’t perfect, but it’s exceptionally good in some states, especially those who have expanded Medicaid. Let’s learn from those states and expand those wins nationwide! Call your Representatives and Senators, they listen! Here are some tips on how to let your voice be heard!
Be Engaged and Informed
If you are reading this, chances are you have some concerns about Trump and the GOP. Some of you are probably confused by all the contradicting messages out there. I get it. Here is my best advice. Look for news from a variety of reliable sources. Don’t just listen to biased networks or pundits. That isn’t news, it’s views!
Trump’s Budget – Life and Death Decisions
Upcoming budget legislation could remove other vital safety nets for the least among us, like Meals on Wheels and other support for the poor, seniors, and veterans! Click here for an easy to understand list of the services impacted!
Forget political labels designed to divide us and make rich people powerful! We are all Americans! Please seek to understand the actions politicians are taking on your behalf and defend your rights and freedoms! No one, especially anyone in politics, deserves your blind faith!