Healthcare debate Monday night on the Graham-Cassidy bill!

September 22nd, 2017|Action of the Day|0 Comments

After almost two months of relative calm on the healthcare front and the creation of bipartisan solutions to stabilize the insurance marketplace, a new healthcare bombshell has been thrown into the Senate in the form of the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. The bill’s sponsors killed off all bipartisan options to give senators no alternative on health care. But their bill disregards polls a majority of Americans who prefer to see a bipartisan solution to healthcare over Obamacare repeal. It also kicks even more Americans off of health care than the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which was rejected by the Senate in July precisely because of how many Americans would have lost their health care if it had passed.

The Congressional Budget Office has warned that it will not be able to do a full assessment of the bill by next week, when a vote is likely to be held on the measure, meaning that Senators will be forced to vote without knowing how the bill will impact premiums nor how many people the bill will (and won’t) cover. Constituents are even less clear about what is in this bill and how it will impact them — such as the fact that 38 states will have less funding under this bill than they do currently, or that block granted funding to the states for health care will end altogether in 2027.

That’s why CNN decided to host a townhall-style debate on its network on Monday night, pitting the bill’s sponsors (Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Bill Cassidy) against two of its opponents (Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Amy Klobuchar).


Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 (DC) // (801) 524-4380 (SLC) // (801) 375-7881 (Provo) // (435) 634-1795 (St. George) // (801) 625-5672 (Ogden) // (435) 586-8435 (Cedar City) // Email // Twitter: @senorrinhatch // Facebook: @senatororrinhatch
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden) // Email // Twitter: @SenMikeLee // Facebook: @senatormikelee

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