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Senate to vote on repeal

By Scott Poppen, MD MPA

The last seven years have come down to this moment. 

You have given much of your time, money and leant your voices to fight for every patient's right to quality, affordable care. Now, we need you to rally for our patients again.

Tens of millions of people are counting on us to do everything we can in the next 36 hours to stop them from losing life-saving health coverage.

What’s Next

Our efforts are working. Both the Better Care Reconciliation Act, with the Cruz Amendment, and the repeal and delay bills have already been voted down in the Senate. 

The Senate will soon enter “vote-a-rama” which is when both parties quickly offer numerous amendments. At the end of this process, Senator Mitch McConnell will introduce another version of ACA repeal that is being called "skinny repeal." That version would repeal the individual and employer mandates and the medical device tax. We expect this vote to take place before the end of the week. 

What You Can Do

This is not over. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted no on the motion to proceed and have expressed deep concerns about the impact of repeal on their state. We need to use this opening to put as much pressure as possible on all Senators, but especially those in target states.

Yours in service, 

Scott Poppen MD MPA


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