The Durbin Report: Senate Republicans Are Still Secretly Working To Repeal Health Care For Tens Of Millions Of Americans

The Durbin Report
2017-07-21 12:29:37
The Durbin Report: A message from Senator Richard J. Durbin <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/Website_head er_3.png> The Durbin Report: Senate Republicans Are Still Secretly Working To Repeal Health Care For Tens of Millions of Americans Fellow Illinoisan, If you asked me what Senate Republicans plan to do with their health care repeal effort, I couldn't tell you. I bet most of them couldn't even tell you. It is incredible to me that Republicans will not tell the American people which version of their cruel repeal effort we're supposed to be voting on in just a few short days. Is it the one that throws 22 million Americans off insurance, including one million Illinoisans? Or is it the one that throws 32 million people off insurance? The one that would increase individual market premiums by 25 percent? Or the one that would increase them by 100 percent? Every week, it seems like there's a different ploy thrown on the table, each idea worse than the one that came before it. With failure after failure, Senate Republicans have just pushed the American public further into the dark. Instead of this secretive, one-sided exercise, they should be rolling up their sleeves and working with Democrats to strengthen our current health care system for all Americans. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15344.13718202.9517348.7246002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3d02WvjYjsrxM%26t%3d33s&redir_log=44219384034335 2> WATCH ME URGE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES TO WORK WITH US TO STRENGTHEN OUR CURRENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15344.13718202.9517348.7246002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3d02WvjYjsrxM%26t%3d33s&redir_log=44219384034335 2> Depending on which Senate Republican bill you look at, their plan would throw somewhere between 22 million and 32 million people off insurance, increase premiums between 20 and 100 percent for middle-class families, decimate the Medicaid program which serves one in five Illinoisans, undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions, cripple our fight against the opioid epidemic, and cut funding to hospitals nationwide, especially rural hospitals. Not to mention provide hundreds of billions in tax give-aways for wealthy Americans and big corporations. Senate Republicans have held zero hearings, and every bill of theirs was crafted in secret and opposed by medical and patient advocacy groups from every corner of the country, as well as Governors from red states and blue states. Secret bills, no transparency, and no input from those who would be impacted the most is how Republicans want to pass a bill that would impact 1/6 of our economy and literally every single American. This is no way to govern. This shell game must end. Democrats and Republicans should instead come together and strengthen the Affordable Care Act. Sincerely, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/Website_foot er.PNG> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15344.13718202.9517348.7246002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. durbin.senate.gov%2fcontact%2fnewsletter%2funsubscribe&redir_log=0735230 51375425> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501105032%250107.21.2017%2bThe%2bDurbin%2bRepor t_%2bSenate%2bRepublicans%2bAre%2bStill%2bSecretly%2bWorking%2bTo%2bRepe al%2bHealth%2bCare%2bFor%2bTens%2bOf%2bMillions%2bOf%2bAmericans%2501153 44.13718202.9517348.7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501 %2501%2501> Click here to forward this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx ard=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501105032%250107.21.2017%2bThe%2bDurbin%2bReport_% 2bSenate%2bRepublicans%2bAre%2bStill%2bSecretly%2bWorking%2bTo%2bRepeal% 2bHealth%2bCare%2bFor%2bTens%2bOf%2bMillions%2bOf%2bAmericans%250115344. 13718202.9517348.7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%25 01%2501> Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenDurbin%2501105032%250107.21.2017%2bThe%2bDurbin%2bReport_%2bSenate%2 bRepublicans%2bAre%2bStill%2bSecretly%2bWorking%2bTo%2bRepeal%2bHealth%2 bCare%2bFor%2bTens%2bOf%2bMillions%2bOf%2bAmericans%250115344.13718202.9 517348.7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to comment on this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx y=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501105032%250107.21.2017%2bThe%2bDurbin%2bReport_%2b Senate%2bRepublicans%2bAre%2bStill%2bSecretly%2bWorking%2bTo%2bRepeal%2b Health%2bCare%2bFor%2bTens%2bOf%2bMillions%2bOf%2bAmericans%250115344.13 718202.9517348.7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501 %2501>

The Durbin Report: Senate Republicans Are Still Secretly Working To Repeal Health Care For Tens of Millions of Americans

Fellow Illinoisan,

If you asked me what Senate Republicans plan to do with their health care repeal effort, I couldn’t tell you. I bet most of them couldn’t even tell you. It is incredible to me that Republicans will not tell the American people which version of their cruel repeal effort we’re supposed to be voting on in just a few short days. Is it the one that throws 22 million Americans off insurance, including one million Illinoisans? Or is it the one that throws 32 million people off insurance? The one that would increase individual market premiums by 25 percent? Or the one that would increase them by 100 percent?

Every week, it seems like there's a different ploy thrown on the table, each idea worse than the one that came before it.  With failure after failure, Senate Republicans have just pushed the American public further into the dark. Instead of this secretive, one-sided exercise, they should be rolling up their sleeves and working with Democrats to strengthen our current health care system for all Americans. 

WATCH ME URGE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES TO WORK WITH US TO STRENGTHEN OUR CURRENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Depending on which Senate Republican bill you look at, their plan would throw somewhere between 22 million and 32 million people off insurance, increase premiums between 20 and 100 percent for middle-class families, decimate the Medicaid program which serves one in five Illinoisans, undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions, cripple our fight against the opioid epidemic, and cut funding to hospitals nationwide, especially rural hospitals. Not to mention provide hundreds of billions in tax give-aways for wealthy Americans and big corporations.

Senate Republicans have held zero hearings, and every bill of theirs was crafted in secret and opposed by medical and patient advocacy groups from every corner of the country, as well as Governors from red states and blue states. Secret bills, no transparency, and no input from those who would be impacted the most is how Republicans want to pass a bill that would impact 1/6 of our economy and literally every single American. 

This is no way to govern. This shell game must end. Democrats and Republicans should instead come together and strengthen the Affordable Care Act.

Sincerely,

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

 


 

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