Breaking: Senate GOP Delays Healthcare Vote
27 Jun 2017
Great news! Without the votes to move forward with debate, Senate Republicans have delayed a vote for their Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4th recess.
To be clear, this is not the end of this fight. It is an opening for those of us who oppose this awful legislation and it’s cuts to Medicaid and reintroduction of yearly and lifetime caps on healthcare plans. The authors of this bill will regroup, over the break, to craft it in a way that can earn enough votes to pass. In case you were hoping that this legislation would improve in order to gain enough votes to pass, you are in for a rude awakening. It is more likely that the bill becomes even more cruel to gain the votes of very conservative Senators who oppose BCRA because it is not cruel enough.
Again, this is an opening, not a victory. We call on all of you that have been fighting hard to save our healthcare to redouble your efforts. The next week or two will determine our fate, so call your Senators, attend peaceful protests, talk to your families and friends, be active on social media and educate yourselves and others on all healthcare-related issues. Knowledge is power!
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! (non-violently, of course)