MARCO RUBIO DC : 202 224 3041
Jacksonville: (904) 354-4300
BILL NELSON: DC: 202-224-5274
While the Russia-Trump scandal has rocked the nation, Mitch McConnell and an all-male panel of 13 Republican Senators have been working in secret on a healthcare bill. Nobody knows what this bill looks like or how it differs from the House’s American Health Care Act, which would cause an estimated 23 million people to lose their health insurance by 2026. The GOP wants to keep it that way.
McConnell and Republican Senators intend to submit their secret healthcare bill to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) without any committee hearings, discussions, bipartisan debate, or public comments. They will keep the bill’s contents secret until the CBO finishes scoring the legislation. This means they would only release the bill publicly two to three days before the final vote, which they plan to hold on or before June 30th (by contrast, Senate Democrats held over 30 Senate Finance Committee meetings to draft the Affordable Care Act and included their Republican colleagues in these meetings). This strategy by the GOP is undermining our democratic process and we must not stand for it.
We CAN do something about this: demand Democratic Senators grind Senate business to a halt by withholding consent until Trumpcare gets a hearing, and urge Republican Senators to push their colleagues to draft their healthcare replacement openly and publicly. The American public deserves to know what is in the healthcare legislation, and the egregious behavior by the GOP must be stopped.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from Ponte Vedra Beach.
IF DEMOCRAT: I’m calling today because I’m furious by the Republican’s plan to write and pass the American Health Care Act in secret, with no Senate hearings or public debate. I’m demanding that [SEN NAME] withhold consent and shut down Senate business until a public hearing is scheduled.
IF REPUBLICAN: I’m calling today because I’m furious at the Republican’s plan to write and pass the American Health Care Act in secret, with no Senate hearing or public debate. I’m demanding that [SEN NAME] urge their colleagues to hold hearings on this bill and stop bypassing our democratic process.
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