July 7 UPDATE: So, we have some good news. Mitch McConnell is admitting that if the Republicans can’t do what they want, they’ll have to–shock horror–pass something that actually fixes the ACA. See this Politico piece:
That means what you’ve been doing is WORKING. Yay yay hooray!
BUT. You can’t let up yet. Can’t remember where we saw the tweet, but someone likened the AHCA to Schrödinger’s cat, a famous quantum physics thought experiment in which a cat is alive and dead at the same time. Right now, the AHCA is Schrödinger’s health care bill. Not alive, and not dead. We have yet to open the box and force reality to pick one option or the other.
The larger point: The AHCA is not dead yet. Call your senators. Keep the pressure up.
It’s especially important to call if any of these people are your senators:
Susan Collins of Maine
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Rob Portman of Ohio
Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Cory Gardner of Colorado
Dean Heller of Nevada
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Jeff Flake of Arizona (but wish him condolences–his father died June 26)
Dan Sullivan of Arkansas
Bob Corker of Tennessee
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
Richard Shelby of Alabama
Luther Strange of Alabama
Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
Ron Johnson of Wisconsin
See https://trumpcaretoolkit.org for phone numbers and tweetable statistics about health care coverage loss in these senators’ states.
If your senators are solid Dems, call and thank them for standing firm against the AHCA.
If your senators are Republicans, call call call call call and make it damn clear that you are against the AHCA and you will vote for their opponents come reelection time.