Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Add your name: tell Congress to protect health care
Here's an important number to remember as Congress heads back to work this week: 65,844,610.
That's the number of Americans who voted for a progressive vision of the future -- that includes keeping and expanding affordable health care. It's also 2.9 million more Americans than the number who voted for the Trump agenda of taking away your health care while paying for tax cuts for the rich.
And yet, starting this week, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are going to hit the ground running on their efforts to repeal Obamacare, even before Donald Trump takes the Oath of Office on January 20th.
They may claim they have a mandate, but this is not what the majority of Americans voted for. Add your name if you're one of them and are committed to joining the fight to protect the progress we made under President Obama, especially when it comes to affordable health care.
And here's a few other numbers to keep in mind: repealing the Affordable Care Act would cost as many as 30 million Americans their health insurance. A nonpartisan analysis also showed that once the GOP's "repeal" plan goes through and they fail to come up with an actual plan to "replace," nearly 59 million people could be uninsured by 2019 -- a higher uninsured rate than when the ACA was passed in 2010.
Donald Trump campaigned on promises to help the middle class, and right now we're seeing just how empty those promises were. The GOP's actions are going to do the exact opposite -- but as Democrats we're going to do everything we can to fight back, and that work starts today. Say you're standing with us:
Deputy Communications Director
Democratic National Committee