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WE’RE 24 HRS FROM A VOTE TO REMAKE OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND NO ONE EVEN KNOWS WHAT THE SENATE WILL BE VOTING ON

Not much more to say. Only that I don’t put anything past Republicans. Meaning I can see them voting for a bill whose contents they don’t know.

Keep contacting your senators and reps! This isn’t over.

 

*Title of post is a tweet from

EDIT from Cassandra — this is the endgame that Andy Slavitt (who ran Medicare, Medicaid, ACA for Obama) sees potentially playing out:

5 comments on “WE’RE 24 HRS FROM A VOTE TO REMAKE OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND NO ONE EVEN KNOWS WHAT THE SENATE WILL BE VOTING ON

  1. Nah, we already know what’s in the bill, they’ll just reshuffle the cards and try to make it look better. Also there will be assorted pay offs to some senators to try and get their vote as well as somewhat less draconian cuts to Medicaid. Big tax cut for the rich will remain as will assorted attacks on the usual Republican boogey man known as Planned Parenthood.

  2. cassandram

    I just edited Pandora’s post to include a thread of tweets from Any Slavitt on how Trumpcare could be passed tomorrow.

  3. cassandram

    A conservative ex-Senator warns the Senate against voting for this thing.

    This week, the Senate once again is set to vote on a health care bill that will radically change how people get coverage and who can afford their care. But unlike normal times, Senators, you are being asked to approve a Motion to Proceed to a vote:

    Without knowing what will be in the bill you would vote on.
    Without knowing what the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office will say about the impact of major amendments and the final bill on coverage and premiums.
    With full knowledge that the Senate parliamentarian, who rules on what can and can’t be allowed in a budget bill, has said that the Senate must remove provisions intended to prevent an insurance market death spiral of sicker patients driving up costs.
    Without knowing the details of the secret state Medicaid waivers the Trump administration insists will make the bill work.
    Without knowing how your own state budget will be impacted.
    Without knowing how you will defend the provisions you will only learn about later, including the payoffs and other things that will be sneaked into the bill at the last minute.
    Without even knowing which bill you are being asked to vote on, what the defining amendments will be and how much time you will have when being pressed for a final vote you’ll be stuck with. Forever.

  4. Thanks for adding that tweet thread, Cassandra!

    I can’t believe GOP Senators would vote for this bill (okay, maybe I can) without knowing what’s in it. Is their plan to say, “Don’t blame me, I didn’t know our health care bill included that!” You’d think a group so worried about owning the previous versions they’d never offer a blind vote.

  5. Isn’t this the same party that ceaselessly quoted Pelosi (out of context, of course) saying, “We’ll have to pass the bill to see what’s in it?”

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