Friday, March 24, 2017

UPDATE: AHCA Pulled Without a Vote | Our Revolution

Our Revolution


There’s breaking news from Capitol Hill that I need to share with you.

House Republicans failed to whip enough votes in their own caucus to pass the so-called American Health Care Act. Fearing humiliation, House Speaker Paul Ryan didn’t even have the confidence to bring this sloppily-crafted bill to the House floor for a vote.

This clumsily-disguised corporate welfare bill was so toxic that it makes you wonder if the reason Republicans hate government so much is because they’re just no good at it.

People are struggling to meet the costs of rising premiums, deductibles and prescription drugs. After the Republicans’ failure, progressives have an opportunity to show why single-payer, Medicare-for-all coverage is our best hope to fix the problems in our current system. 

Let’s be clear about AHCA, also known as TrumpCare: It was yet another obscene scheme to enrich the people who have spent millions of dollars lobbying this Congress and bankrolling their political ambitions. And like the White House’s racist Muslim ban, we need to be ready when House Republicans take another stab at our health care. We need to push for single-payer now.

In California, progressives are organizing to help pass S.B. 562, a bill that would establish universal, single-payer coverage for residents. And in Trump-voting coal country, West Virginians are speaking out for health care as a right. All across the country, Our Revolution is working to bring all of us together for a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care system.

We can bring about the change we need, but only if we do it together. Thank you for all that you do.

In solidarity,
Jeff Weaver
Our Revolution

No comments: