House Republicans will cast their 40th vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week. This law took almost 100 years to enact, to finally ensure that all Americans have access to affordable health care.
They’ll vote again to take away your health insurance, put insurance companies in charge of your health care, kick your older children off your plan, charge seniors more for prescription drugs, and raise taxes on small businesses.
I need your help – today – to send a message to the House GOP: Take your hands of our health care! Will you help me right now?
Voting 40 times to repeal President Obama’s signature achievement is way out of the mainstream. The respected congressional historian Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute called their effort ‘contemptible’:
“[T]to do everything possible to undercut and destroy its implementation—which in this case means finding ways to deny coverage to many who lack any health insurance; to keep millions who might be able to get better and cheaper coverage in the dark about their new options; to create disruption for the health providers who are trying to implement the law, including insurers, hospitals, and physicians; to threaten the even greater disruption via a government shutdown or breach of the debt limit in order to blackmail the president into abandoning the law; and to hope to benefit politically from all the resulting turmoil—is simply unacceptable, even contemptible”
Let’s stand together to protect health insurance for all Americans. Thank you for your help!