First, the good news: The push in the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare seems to be finished. The bad news is that what comes next might be worse. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signaled that he will bring forward a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act without any plan to replace it, expand insurance access, lower premiums, or otherwise ensure that millions of Americans are not hurt in the process. Here's how to fight the new health care repeal plan, because it's too soon to give up the fight.
At the federal level, all your focus needs to be on the Senate. It's thanks to just four Republican senators that you're not seeing a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act in the next weeks. The newest people in opposition did so in large part due to opposition from their constituencies. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas had several town halls in the recent weeks in which his rural constituents voiced varied concerns and even pushed the Republican senator to consider a Medicare-for-all solution.
These kinds of actions need to continue and increase to successfully stave off a full repeal of Obamacare, which it's important to point out would be even worse than any of the previously proposed health care bills put forward by the Senate or House. Some 32 million Americans would lose insurance coverage and premiums would raise by 100 percent. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen.