They're changing their tune, but don't be fooled

Jack Shapiro, OFA
2017-02-08 18:29:31
Friend -- Ready for some good news? Our collective efforts are working. Here's how we know: Congressional leaders -- you know, the ones trying to dismantle Obamacare -- are realizing that they're not going to get away with stripping health care away from tens of millions of Americans without a fight, so they're starting to change their tune. Just look at the kinds of headlines we started to see last week: "GOP talk shifts from replacing ObamaCare to repairing it" --The Hill (2/1/17) "GOP Rebrands Obamacare Strategy From 'Repeal' to 'Repair'" --Bloomberg (2/1/17) "The GOP's incredible, shrinking, Obamacare repeal" --CNN (2/2/17) They're trying to shift gears and pretend that they're for "repair" now, because they can feel the pressure from people like you. Crowds of constituents, concerned about the devastating consequences of repeal, are showing up in force in their legislators' districts, while even more are flooding the phone lines. Our voices are not going unnoticed: "Protesters swarm Republicans at offices and Saturday town halls" --The Washington Post (2/4/17) "Noisy town hall protests show how the left is trying out tea party tactics to fight Trump" --Los Angeles Time (2/6/17) "Republicans face anger over Obamacare repeal during town halls" --Politico (2/6/17) But let's be clear: Despite the change in rhetoric, congressional leaders are still trying to dismantle Obamacare -- they just don't it want to sound like they are. Whether they call it "repeal" or "repair," their intention to gut the law is clear. Right now, that means trying to strip core elements of the law through a special budgetary trick known as reconciliation. This would destroy the health care marketplace, causing millions to lose health coverage, raising costs, and hurting families. While the law can certainly be improved, that's not what they're trying to do. Changing the words they use is a weaselly attempt to dodge the fact that their plan would take away insurance from tens of millions of people. But we're here to call a spade a spade -- and we're not going to be distracted or fooled. If we keep the pressure high -- by organizing, by calling, and by showing up -- we can win this fight. Take the next step in speaking out and defending the protections of Obamacare -- call a senator today: my.ofa.us/Make-The-Call Thanks, Jack Jack Shapiro Director of Policy and Campaigns Organizing for Action
Obamacare opponents are changing their rhetoric on repeal, but "repair" is just another cover for the same book.
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Friend --

Ready for some good news? Our collective efforts are working. Here's how we know:

Congressional leaders -- you know, the ones trying to dismantle Obamacare -- are realizing that they're not going to get away with stripping health care away from tens of millions of Americans without a fight, so they're starting to change their tune. Just look at the kinds of headlines we started to see last week:
GOP rebrands Obamacare strategy from repeal to replace.
They're trying to shift gears and pretend that they're for "repair" now, because they can feel the pressure from people like you. Crowds of constituents, concerned about the devastating consequences of repeal, are showing up in force in their legislators' districts, while even more are flooding the phone lines. Our voices are not going unnoticed:
Issues facing Republicans in replacing Affordable Care Act.
But let's be clear: Despite the change in rhetoric, congressional leaders are still trying to dismantle Obamacare -- they just don't it want to sound like they are.

Whether they call it "repeal" or "repair," their intention to gut the law is clear. Right now, that means trying to strip core elements of the law through a special budgetary trick known as reconciliation. This would destroy the health care marketplace, causing millions to lose health coverage, raising costs, and hurting families. While the law can certainly be improved, that's not what they're trying to do.

Changing the words they use is a weaselly attempt to dodge the fact that their plan would take away insurance from tens of millions of people.

But we're here to call a spade a spade -- and we're not going to be distracted or fooled. If we keep the pressure high -- by organizing, by calling, and by showing up -- we can win this fight.

Take the next step in speaking out and defending the protections of Obamacare -- call a senator today.

Make the call

Thanks,

Jack

Jack Shapiro
Director of Policy and Campaigns
Organizing for Action
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