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News Tuesday, Sep 26 2017

American Bridge Releases Trumpcare Research Reports on Republican Conference

Sep 26, 2017

Republican Senators who support Cassidy-Graham-Heller will immediately find that running away from their records is impossible. To help ensure that, American Bridge is publicly releasing research reports highlighting how Graham-Cassidy-Heller would decimate Republican Senators’ states, as well as the hypocrisy Republicans are engaging in by supporting policies they pledged never to support, and more disqualifying information.

“Voting for this monstrosity will go down in history as a career-defining vote for Republicans. Each Senator should think long and hard before selling out the people who sent them to Washington,” said American Bridge Founder and Chairman David Brock“We are releasing this information now so that Senators can never claim they did not know how this bill would hurt their constituents – regardless of whether they are up in 2018, 2020, or 2022.”

To read American Bridge’s new research, regarding Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Dean Heller (R-NV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), click HERE.

Medical experts from the American College of Physicians to the Cleveland Clinic to the American Cancer Society and the private sector are shouting from the rooftops about the ​horrifying consequences of Graham-Cassidy-Heller.  They’ve been joined by a coalition of bipartisan governors, AARP, the Medicaid directors for every statefaith advocates, and many others.

These nonpartisan authorities warn that 32 million Americans would face the loss of their health coverage, people with preexisting conditions would be hammered with high prices – like they were before the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid would be so deeply cut that it would become shell of the program that nearly 69 million Americans depend on, premiums would surge by 20% next year alone, and 2.6 million jobs would be lost. Altogether this legislation breaks virtually all of Trump’s healthcare promises that were made last year.

Despite these warnings, Senate Republicans – working hand-in-hand with Donald Trump – have raced to vote on Cassidy-Graham-Heller before the Congressional Budget Office has time to give an official estimate of the bill’s effects – which would doubtlessly reinforce what the consensus of the American medical community is.

They are doing this not because the egregious consequences Cassidy-Graham-Heller would have for their states are impossible to know, but because they have decided to prioritize partisanship and Donald Trump’s political obsession with the Affordable Care Act above the millions of American families who are counting on them – and they don’t want their constituents to know it.

In May, David Brock and Democratic strategist James Carville released a memo detailing why Trumpcare will be he most potent issue with which to prove that Democrats are the party of the American middle class and those fighting to enter it. Since then, additional public polling data has reinforced their case by showing that the American public rejects Trumpcare and wants Trump and Republicans to work across the aisle with Democrats to improve the Affordable Care Act – and that voters will blame Trump and Republicans for negative healthcare developments.

Published: Sep 26, 2017

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