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Thursday, December 1, 2016

NOW They Tell Us

The Kaiser Family Foundation published a new survey today showing that Americans basically want to keep the Affordable Care Act.

In fact, they like almost everything about it:

Allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until age 26 (85% of the public, including 82% of Republicans);
Eliminating out-of-pocket costs for many preventive services (83% of the public, including 77% of Republicans);
Providing financial help to low- and moderate-income Americans who don’t get insurance through their jobs to help them purchase coverage (80% of the public, including 67% of Republicans);
Giving states the option of expanding their existing Medicaid programs to cover more uninsured low-income adults (80% of the public, including 67% of Republicans); and
Prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage because of a person’s medical history (69% of the public, including 63% of Republicans).

The only thing they don't like so much is the individual mandate, which, as Hillary Clinton pointed out in 2008 and Barack Obama disagreed with, is vital for the ACA to work.

The question now is, how do Democrats take advantage of this? Do we bring back Harry and Louise?

Might be time to get back on the phone with those Senators and tell them specifically how much we like each of the above five benefits. I'm going to get calling tomorrow.

I'm reposting these lists of Congresscritters you should be calling.

Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (202 224 6154)
John Tester (D-MT) (202 224 2644)
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) (202 224 2043)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH) (202 224 2315)
Joe Manchin (D-WV) (202 224 3954)
Bob Casey (D-PA) (202 224 3954)
Bill Nelson (D-FL) (202 224 5274)
Joe Donnelly (D-IN) (202 224 4814)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) (202 224 4822)
Dean Heller (R-NV) (202 224 6244)
Jeff Flake (R-AZ) (202 224 4521)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (202 224 5251)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) (202 224 6472)
Marco Rubio (R-FL) (202-224 6472)
Johnny Isakson (R-GA) (202 224 3643)
David Perdue (R-GA) (202 224 3521)
Richard Burr (R-NC) (202 224 3154)
Thom Tillis (R-NC) (202 224 6342)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (202 224 6665)
Cory Gardner (R-CO) (202 224 5941)
Kelly Ayotte (R-ME) (202 224 3324)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (202 224 5972)
Bob Corker (R-TN) (202 224 3344)

It certainly can't hurt to call others while you're at it... the directory is here.

I hope you all have unlimited calling. We're going to have to do a lot of this the next four years.