04/04/2017 (Tue) 19:58:59
Please 8chan please don't interfere. This is important work to the resistance.
I know it feels like we went through an entire year in 24 hours yesterday, but it's important to stay focused on what is actionable and timely, which continues to be the AHCA vote. (I promise, tomorrow we'll follow up on Nunes and Gorsuch).
The latest midnight healthcare developments include House leadership trying to negotiate with the Freedom Caucus (who outnumber the moderates) to remove Essential Health Benefit protections. So far, the changes made to compromise with the Freedom Caucus have not been put to text, but the House looks to be barreling towards a vote without the full text publicly available or an updated CBO score.
SO. There are a lot of things you can call to warn your Congressperson about, including:
Not having a full text bill or updated CBO score
How many people in your district will lose coverage as a result of this bill
Removing EHBs means that many plans are insurance in name only and that OOP cost caps become meaningless
Eliminating the addiction services Medicaid mandate needed to fight the opiod addiction epidemic
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