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Save This Tool for Tracking All the Laws and Executive Orders Trump Signs in 2017

It feels like Trump and his administration have been more active than a birthday party full of eight-year-olds hopped up on sugar and caffeinated soda and itching for a swing at the piñata.

Pinning down and understanding every law and executive order Trump has signed so far is almost a full-time job, but the team at Vice are up to the task.

Bookmark this web article that is tracking all the laws and executive orders Trump signs in 2017.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/all-the-laws-and-executive-orders-trump-has-signed-so-far

The Vice staff have done a capital job of identifying each bill and executive order Trump signs and putting them in a larger context, stating plainly what each will do, and who they will effect. It also includes relevant links to related Vice stories.

 

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Fight the GOP Tax Bill, Which Has Become Trojan Horse Trumpcare, Oct 20 Update

Call your MoCs to say NO to the tax cut bill that Trump and the GOP are proposing.

Because the tax bill is also trying to rewrite health care, we will nudge you to call on the tax bill every other day until further notice. These posts will be interlaced with other posts that address how to fight Trump and the GOP’s broader attack on the Affordable Care Act.

Subscribers will receive these pieces as new posts; we apologize for the repeats.

In late September, just as Trumpcare 3.1 was given up for dead, Trump and the GOP unveiled their plans to “reform” the U.S. tax code.

You won’t be surprised to learn that it sucks, and it doesn’t do what Trump claims it does.

Worse still, health care reporter Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) has picked up on a new GOP strategy that he dubs Synthetic Repeal.

Synthetic Repeal covers several actions, but one of them is tucking cuts to Medicaid into the tax bill now under discussion.

We’re reproducing some of Slavitt’s October 5 chain of tweets on this below:

 

GOP is now trying to create what I call “synthetic repeal.” Before I explain what that means let me tell you why this is happening.

GOP has 7 years of promises and a lot of fundraising to pay back. Moore’s win in AL punctuates the point that the R base is very unhappy.

GOP needs to compete in primaries & fundraise. Make no mistake that is a 2018 reality weighing on them.

Three strategic choices: a- say repeal failed & move on b- promise to try again next yr c- “synthetic repeal”. First step is “c”.

Synthetic repeal allows them 2 say: sure, we didn’t repeal the ACA because of RINO holdouts, but before long it will be effectively done.

Synthetic repeal goes after ALL the big cahuanas: huge Medicaid cuts, pre-ex protections & the mandates. WITHOUT REPLACEMENTS.

CBO would score the synthetic repeal an absolute disaster.

The tools for synthetic repeal are: – An Executive Order coming next week – The budget/tax plan – Sabotage of the ACA (not even denied)

The EO allows “association health plans”– ability for plans to be offered with no pre-ex protections & turn ACA into a high risk pool.

In states that have done things like this, like TN, premiums have skyrocketed and competitors have left the market.

This Executive Order next week is a massive undermining of state’s, insurance markets & American families.

Anyone will be able to create a plan that usurps state authority. And across state lines. Graham Cassidy “state’s rights” (he followed this with several laugh-till-you-cry emoji)

The tax cut is the other side of the nickel of Medicaid cuts. Rs will need Medicaid 2 deal w

$1 trillion+ shortfall 2 balanced budget.

From their standpoint, either vehicle could work.
(Then he pointed to an earlier tweet of his that said:
One Senator said to me tonight: the health care bill was about hidden tax cuts. Now
the tax bill is about hidden health care cuts. (Bold is ours)
In fact, I’ve heard some say tax vehicle will be easier for Rs because opposition
won’t recognize it as a health care fight. (Again, bold is ours)
The troubling part (yeah, there’s a troubling part) is it can be done with much less public
recognition of it all. Cc: boiling frog.
On October 6, Slavitt tweeted ways to fight Synthetic Repeal. Below we cite the tweets
that relate to the tax bill:
The final critical area of opposing is to oppose the
currently being debated.
We have updated the calling script on the GOP tax bill to reflect the Medicaid cuts.
To stay on top of Synthetic Repeal, follow Slavitt on Twitter:
@ASlavitt
Original text of the post follows.

 

If Trump and his minions got their way, they’d repeal the estate tax, which only kicks in for those passing on wealth amounting to $11 million or more.

The bill would raise the lowest tax bracket and lower the highest tax bracket, which means those subject to the lowest bracket would pay more tax and those who qualify for the highest tax bracket would pay less.

The bill also proposes doing away with the provision that allows filers to deduct state and local taxes, which would hurt residents in blue states such as California, New York, and New Jersey.

Trump claims that he would not personally benefit from the proposed changes. This New York Times article shows that Trump would receive more than $1 billion extra:

Trump claims the bill won’t benefit the rich. It will, and it would benefit the rich most of all, as these articles show:

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/09/trump-tax-plan-benefit-rich/541584/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/29/gop-tax-plan-would-provide-major-gains-for-richest-1-percent-and-uneven-benefits-for-the-middle-class-report-says/?utm_term=.84caf9acdc67

 

Also consider that the bill would add $2.4 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years (funny how Republicans lose interest in this when they’re in power).

And let’s not forget that Trump has yet to release his own tax returns in full, which he promised to do during the 2016 campaign.

 

Please call your MoCs to oppose Trump’s tax bill. Please check their websites and social media feeds before you call to see if they’ve said anything about the bill, and thank or shame them accordingly.

If your Senators include any of the following Republicans, it is extra-important for you to call:

 

Bob Corker, Tennessee

John McCain, Arizona

Rand Paul, Kentucky

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

Orrin Hatch, Utah

Susan Collins, Maine

 

This Bloomberg article explains why:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-29/trump-s-tax-cut-fate-in-the-hands-of-these-six-key-gop-senators

 

Now the script: “Dear Senator/House Rep (Lastname), I am (Firstname Lastname from town, zip code). I am calling to ask you to oppose the tax bill being put forward by Trump and the GOP. It would eliminate the estate tax, which is a terrible idea. Part of what makes America America is that we don’t have a landed gentry, like they do in Europe. The estate tax ensures that scourge does not take root here. It also takes away the chance to deduct state taxes, which is insane, and designed to punish blue states in particular. It contains drastic cuts to Medicaid that the Republicans tried to pass in the failed Trumpcare bills. And if it was passed, it’d increase the deficit by $2.4 trillion over 10 years. Any tax legislation on this size and scale should be revenue-neutral. And lastly, we shouldn’t be taking up plans that would give Donald Trump a tax break without him first revealing his tax returns, as he promised to do when he was a candidate. Thank you.”

 

Read more about the tax bill:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/27/the-gop-tax-plan-explained-in-simplest-possible-terms/?utm_term=.f6f408d249d4

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Fight the GOP Tax Bill, Which Has Become Trojan Horse Trumpcare, Oct 18 Update

Call your MoCs to say NO to the tax cut bill that Trump and the GOP are proposing.

Because the tax bill is also trying to rewrite health care, we will nudge you to call on the tax bill every other day until further notice. These posts will be interlaced with other posts that address how to fight Trump and the GOP’s broader attack on the Affordable Care Act.

Subscribers will receive these pieces as new posts; we apologize for the repeats.

In late September, just as Trumpcare 3.1 was given up for dead, Trump and the GOP unveiled their plans to “reform” the U.S. tax code.

You won’t be surprised to learn that it sucks, and it doesn’t do what Trump claims it does.

Worse still, health care reporter Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) has picked up on a new GOP strategy that he dubs Synthetic Repeal.

Synthetic Repeal covers several actions, but one of them is tucking cuts to Medicaid into the tax bill now under discussion.

We’re reproducing some of Slavitt’s October 5 chain of tweets on this below:

 

GOP is now trying to create what I call “synthetic repeal.” Before I explain what that means let me tell you why this is happening.

GOP has 7 years of promises and a lot of fundraising to pay back. Moore’s win in AL punctuates the point that the R base is very unhappy.

GOP needs to compete in primaries & fundraise. Make no mistake that is a 2018 reality weighing on them.

Three strategic choices: a- say repeal failed & move on b- promise to try again next yr c- “synthetic repeal”. First step is “c”.

Synthetic repeal allows them 2 say: sure, we didn’t repeal the ACA because of RINO holdouts, but before long it will be effectively done.

Synthetic repeal goes after ALL the big cahuanas: huge Medicaid cuts, pre-ex protections & the mandates. WITHOUT REPLACEMENTS.

CBO would score the synthetic repeal an absolute disaster.

The tools for synthetic repeal are: – An Executive Order coming next week – The budget/tax plan – Sabotage of the ACA (not even denied)

The EO allows “association health plans”– ability for plans to be offered with no pre-ex protections & turn ACA into a high risk pool.

In states that have done things like this, like TN, premiums have skyrocketed and competitors have left the market.

This Executive Order next week is a massive undermining of state’s, insurance markets & American families.

Anyone will be able to create a plan that usurps state authority. And across state lines. Graham Cassidy “state’s rights” (he followed this with several laugh-till-you-cry emoji)

The tax cut is the other side of the nickel of Medicaid cuts. Rs will need Medicaid 2 deal w

$1 trillion+ shortfall 2 balanced budget.

From their standpoint, either vehicle could work.
(Then he pointed to an earlier tweet of his that said:
One Senator said to me tonight: the health care bill was about hidden tax cuts. Now
the tax bill is about hidden health care cuts. (Bold is ours)
In fact, I’ve heard some say tax vehicle will be easier for Rs because opposition
won’t recognize it as a health care fight. (Again, bold is ours)
The troubling part (yeah, there’s a troubling part) is it can be done with much less public
recognition of it all. Cc: boiling frog.
On October 6, Slavitt tweeted ways to fight Synthetic Repeal. Below we cite the tweets
that relate to the tax bill:
The final critical area of opposing is to oppose the
currently being debated.
We have updated the calling script on the GOP tax bill to reflect the Medicaid cuts.
To stay on top of Synthetic Repeal, follow Slavitt on Twitter:
@ASlavitt
Original text of the post follows.

 

If Trump and his minions got their way, they’d repeal the estate tax, which only kicks in for those passing on wealth amounting to $11 million or more.

The bill would raise the lowest tax bracket and lower the highest tax bracket, which means those subject to the lowest bracket would pay more tax and those who qualify for the highest tax bracket would pay less.

The bill also proposes doing away with the provision that allows filers to deduct state and local taxes, which would hurt residents in blue states such as California, New York, and New Jersey.

Trump claims that he would not personally benefit from the proposed changes. This New York Times article shows that Trump would receive more than $1 billion extra:

Trump claims the bill won’t benefit the rich. It will, and it would benefit the rich most of all, as these articles show:

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/09/trump-tax-plan-benefit-rich/541584/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/29/gop-tax-plan-would-provide-major-gains-for-richest-1-percent-and-uneven-benefits-for-the-middle-class-report-says/?utm_term=.84caf9acdc67

 

Also consider that the bill would add $2.4 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years (funny how Republicans lose interest in this when they’re in power).

And let’s not forget that Trump has yet to release his own tax returns in full, which he promised to do during the 2016 campaign.

 

Please call your MoCs to oppose Trump’s tax bill. Please check their websites and social media feeds before you call to see if they’ve said anything about the bill, and thank or shame them accordingly.

If your Senators include any of the following Republicans, it is extra-important for you to call:

 

Bob Corker, Tennessee

John McCain, Arizona

Rand Paul, Kentucky

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

Orrin Hatch, Utah

Susan Collins, Maine

 

This Bloomberg article explains why:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-29/trump-s-tax-cut-fate-in-the-hands-of-these-six-key-gop-senators

 

Now the script: “Dear Senator/House Rep (Lastname), I am (Firstname Lastname from town, zip code). I am calling to ask you to oppose the tax bill being put forward by Trump and the GOP. It would eliminate the estate tax, which is a terrible idea. Part of what makes America America is that we don’t have a landed gentry, like they do in Europe. The estate tax ensures that scourge does not take root here. It also takes away the chance to deduct state taxes, which is insane, and designed to punish blue states in particular. It contains drastic cuts to Medicaid that the Republicans tried to pass in the failed Trumpcare bills. And if it was passed, it’d increase the deficit by $2.4 trillion over 10 years. Any tax legislation on this size and scale should be revenue-neutral. And lastly, we shouldn’t be taking up plans that would give Donald Trump a tax break without him first revealing his tax returns, as he promised to do when he was a candidate. Thank you.”

 

Read more about the tax bill:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/27/the-gop-tax-plan-explained-in-simplest-possible-terms/?utm_term=.f6f408d249d4

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Save This Tool for Keeping Tabs on Bills That Concern You: GovTrack

Bookmark Govtrack.us, a nifty tool for learning about and tracking bills that concern you.

Govtrack debuted in 2004 as a hobby project and blossomed into what you see today. It helps you find federal legislation on issues that you care about, and lets you track them as they work their way through Congress.

It can also show you the bills most tracked by the site’s users, trending bills, and other useful information, such as the total amount of legislation passed by Congress in the current session. And it offers good longer reads in the form of GovTrackInsider, which offers detailed examinations of hot bills and contested issues.

 

Start using GovTrack:

https://www.govtrack.us

 

Like its Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/govtrack/

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@govtrack

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Self-advocacy 101: Find Your Congressional Representatives

FWIW: This is the first-ever post to OTYCD, uploaded on January 7, 2017.

Before you can start pushing back against Trump, you need to know who represents you in Congress.

Find out who your Congressional representatives are by plugging your zip code and your state into this web site:

http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

This web site is better for learning who stands for you in the House of Representatives (plug in your zip code and it will narrow the choices to two. The name that seems more familiar to you is probably your House rep):

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Once you have pinned down your two Senators and your House Rep, pull up their web pages. Scroll to the bottom. If their offices aren’t listed there, go to the Contact page and find them.

Pick the state office that is closest to you (*NOT the Washington D.C. one).

Find the phone number for that office.

Put it in your phone.

Repeat for your other two representatives.

Done!

* You can put the Washington, D.C. numbers in your phone, but call them last. You are far more likely to reach a real person if you call the district offices.

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Call Your MoCs and Ask Them to Leave the Iran Nuclear Deal Alone

Call your members of Congress and ask them to leave the Iran nuclear deal as is unless the Iranians actually do something to violate it. 

True to his nature as a chaos orangutan, Trump decided on October 13, 2017 that the nuclear weapons crisis with North Korea wasn’t enough, and he wanted a matching set.

He refused to certify an accord that the U.S. and several other countries had negotiated with Iran to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons–this despite the fact that all parties involved, including the U.S. government, agree that Iran is in compliance. Aspects of the accord have to be reconfirmed every 90 days.

He evidently made this move with the approval of his national security team, who counseled him to decertify it without killing it. See this October 3, 2017 piece from The Hill for more:

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/353759-trump-advisors-urge-him-to-decertify-iran-deal-report

As stated above, Trump really is kindling chaos here. He has articulated no real reason to do what he’s doing being just not liking the status quo. He has no good suggestion on what to do instead. And refusing to certify the deal is NOT, repeat, not, akin to cancelling it. His move won’t have any immediate effect, direct or indirect.

What Trump has done, in effect, is to kick the deal back to Congress, which can choose to impose sanctions on Iran. It shouldn’t impose sanctions because everyone agrees Iran is holding up its end of things. If it did impose sanctions, Congress would kill the accord.

If that happens, the Iranians would probably steam ahead with a program to build a nuclear weapon. This seems almost too obvious to mention, but no one wants a world in which Iran has nukes, and not just because it’s a bad idea to increase the number of countries that have them. If Iran gets a nuke, it’d probably drop it on Israel sooner or later, just because.

It’d probably also increase the likelihood of war with North Korea, because killing the Iran accord would make the U.S. look unstable and untrustworthy. If we walk away from Iran when it was doing what we asked it to do, why should anyone honor any other deal that our nation makes?

So, this is an odd one for OTYCD and for you all, in that we’re going to ask you to call your MoCs and ask them to… do nothing. Explicitly do nothing. If nothing happens, the Iran thing drifts back to Trump’s desk at some point, and he can recertify or not.

 

Sample script for your MoCs: “Dear House Rep/Senator (Lastname), I am (Firstname Lastname from town, zip code). I am calling to ask you to do nothing with the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump just kicked back to you by failing to recertify it. Just leave it be unless we get evidence that Iran is in violation of the deal. To date, the Iranians have complied. Please do not impose any sanctions. If we do that, we will hurt America’s reputation and make it that much more difficult for us to draw and enter international treaties and deals in the future. Thank you.”

 

Read about Trump’s refusal to recertify the Iran deal, the potential fallout from that refusal, and what might happen next:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/13/trump-iran-deal-jcpoa-sanctions-congress

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/14/fact-checking-president-trumps-speech-on-the-iran-deal/?utm_term=.79506761ac0c

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/07/trump-iran-nuclear/534597/

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/10/iran-deal-trump-next/542379/

 

Read an August 2017 New York Times piece on how nuclear inspectors agree that Iran is complying with the terms of the accord:

 

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Fight Synthetic Repeal, The Latest GOP Attempt to Kill Obamacare, Oct 16 Update

Fight Synthetic Repeal, the latest attempt by the GOP to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.

Because Synthetic Repeal is basically Trojan Horse Trumpcare, we at OTYCD will be devoting posts to it every weekday until it is derailed. Subscribers will receive these as new posts though the text will at least partially earlier posts. Apologies in advance for this.

Having failed flagrantly and publicly to kill the ACA via legislation, the GOP and the Trump administration are–big surprise–turning to broader but sneakier tactics.

One gambit is to tuck Medicaid cuts in the tax bill now under discussion. We at OTYCD have devoted, and will continue to devote, separate posts to the tax reform bill.

Last week, Trump took aim at the Affordable Care Act by signing an Executive Order (EO)   that ends cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments that are key to making the health care system function. He also signed a second EO that allows for cheaper plans that don’t actually offer much true coverage. These plans weaken the market by tempting healthy people to leave the insurance pool.

Read more here:

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-ends-cost-sharing-reduction-csr-payments-2017-10

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/12/obamacare-defenders-blast-trumps-new-executive-order-on-health-care-as-more-sabotage.html

 

Several state Attorneys General announced they would sue the federal government over the EO that ends CSRs. As of Friday October 13, a total of 17 state AGs plus Washington, D.C., had joined the suit. Read more here:

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/355360-15-states-sue-over-trump-halted-obamacare-payments

 

Here is a list of the states whose AGs have joined the suit as of October 13, 2017:

Kentucky

Massachusetts

Connecticut

Delaware

Maryland

Oregon

North Carolina

Illinois

New York

Vermont

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Virginia

Minnesota

New Mexico

Washington

Iowa

The District of Columbia

…is your state on this list? Then you need to call your AG and thank him or her. If it’s not, you need to call your AG and ask him or her to join the suit.

Find your state AG by plugging your address into this search engine:

https://whoaremyrepresentatives.org

Clicking the plus sign at the right of the AG’s name will give you the person’s office phone number and other relevant contact information.

 

Sample call for asking your AG to join the lawsuit: “Dear State Attorney General (Name,) I am (Firstname Lastname from town, zip code). I am calling to ask you to join your colleagues from Iowa, New Mexico, Kentucky, North Carolina, and about a dozen other states in suing the federal government over its refusing to honor the cost-sharing reduction payments that it is supposed to provide. Withholding the CSRs is a blatant, direct attempt by the Trump administration to kill the Affordable Care Act, and it will, and already is, throwing our health care system into chaos. Please do what you can to fight back and protect the vulnerable in our state. Thank you.”

 

Know also that Republicans and Democrats alike have spoken out against Trump’s latest actions.

 

 

Here’s a Vox article that covers the damage Trump is likely to cause with these EOs–it’s not just going to hurt sick people, it will cost taxpayers more as well. Yes, really, we’d spend more to cover one million fewer:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/13/16467910/trump-obamacare-politics-aca

 

Here also is an opinion piece from the Washington Post on the same topic:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-obamacare-order-could-destroy-the-health-care-system/2017/10/12/9660da88-af8a-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.d68dc0661717

 

 

Andy Slavitt, who ran that program as well as Medicare and ACA under Obama, first picked up on the Synthetic Repeal effort. He’s been describing it and providing ideas for fighting back.

 

If you’re not following Slavitt on Twitter already, please do:

@ASlavitt

Also start checking the #SyntheticRepeal hashtag on Twitter for updates.

 

In addition, please follow Ben Wikler, Topher Spiro, and Celeste Pewter if you aren’t already. They’re on the case 24/7 and will have updates and specifics on how to fight back:

@benwikler

@celeste_pewter

@topherspiro

 

Synthetic Repeal is a multi-pronged effort that needs to be fought on several fronts.

The Trump administration is actively sabotaging the ACA by denying state waivers, cutting the annual enrollment period for the ACA, scheduling system maintenance during that already short enrollment period, slashing the marketing budget for ads that tell people when the enrollment period happens, understaffing ACA call centers, and now refusing to honor CSR payments.

Slavitt has several suggestions for how we can fight back. Many of them are things you’re already doing, and things that have been covered higher up in this post–calling your MoCs and state AGs.

Another is to be a health care voter–someone who pays attention to how your senators and your house rep votes on Trumpcare, CHIP, and other bills that affect our health care system. You need to vote for those who support the bipartisan Murray-Alexander bill to stabilize the ACA, and vote for those who are trying to reauthorize CHIP, the program that covers sick kids, and which expired on September 30, 2017 and has yet to be reauthorized.

We devoted a post to calling about reauthorizing CHIP:

https://onethingyoucando.com/2017/09/30/call-your-mocs-and-ask-them-to-re-authorize-chip/

 

You should also call to ask your senators to pass the Murray-Alexander bill that would stabilize the ACA. Senator Patty Murray is a Democrat from Washington and Senator Lamar Alexander is a Republican from Tennessee. Both have been at work on the bill for a while now. Senator Mitch McConnell told them to stop in September in hopes of getting Graham-Cassidy (aka Trumpcare 3.0) through the Senate. After that effort failed, Murray and Alexander took up their bill again.

According to stories in the Washington Post and Politico that quoted Mick Mulvaney, the president is not interested in passing a ‘clean’ Murray-Alexander bill:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/trump-opposes-bipartisan-obamacare-rescue-plan-243752

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-obamacare-attack-heralds-new-health-care-battles-on-capitol-hill/2017/10/13/c62f20be-b023-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.dc9d4318288c

 

But as weary watchers of Trump know too well, he says a lot of stuff and walks back a lot of stuff. And what he really wants is a win. It doesn’t matter what form the win takes so long as it looks like a win. If we can portray passing a clean Murray-Alexander bill as a win, maybe we have a shot here.

 

Sample script for calling your senators: “Dear Senator (Lastname,) I am (Firstname Lastname, from town, zip code). I am calling to express my support for passing the Murray-Alexander bill, which would stabilize the Affordable Care Act. We need to fix the law, and we sure as heck should not undermine it, as the president is doing with his Executive Orders. Thank you.”

 

 

Still another way to fight synthetic repeal is by helping a new org called Get America Covered. It intends to pick up the slack that the government has ostentatiously dropped with regard to enrolling people in ACA plans for 2018. It intends to spread the word about the enrollment period and help as many people gain coverage as possible.

 

See the Get America Covered website:

https://getamericacovered.org

 

Like it on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GetAmericaCovered

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@GetUSCovered

 

Follow its cofounders, Lori Lodes and Joshua Peck, on Twitter:

@Loril

@Joshuafapeck

 

Donate to Get America Covered:

https://secure.donationpay.org/getamericacovered/