For those still unclear on the latest Obamacare “repeal & replace” effort—the Graham-Cassidy bill, here is a brief outline of the key points as of last Wednesday. Note that the Graham-Cassidy bill is a moving target, though. Over the weekend, Senator Cassidy revealed that a new version will be proposed on Monday. Speculation is that it will be an attempt to buy off Senators Murkowski of Alaska and Collins of Maine, possibly by crafting exceptions which would essentially permit them to retain Obamacare. That also means, of course, that there won’t be time for a full CBO analysis and score before senators are expected to vote on the legislation.
This isn’t over till it’s over—on September 30th when the clock runs out on the ability to pass a bill with a simple majority. If you haven’t called your senator yet, do it now. 202-224-3121. Even Democratic senators need to hear from their constituents. They must be urged to slow down all activity in the Senate to run out the clock. For those of us in California, check out Indivisible’s TrumpCareTen website for California. When the Washington phone lines are busy, call a local office. Staffers at local offices communicate with Washington.
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