Issue: Senator McConnell has finally released the new Senate Healthcare bill from its secret production. He has attempted to obtain support from both the conservatives and the moderates. The option for increased charges for pre-existing conditions is eliminated but the cuts to Medicaid are more severe, although they would take 7 years to be fully implemented (long enough so that many of the Senators will no longer be running for office).
An excellent summary of the 3 healthcare proposals (ACA, the House version and the Senate version) can be found in the Washington Post.
Action: Call Senators Graham and Scott again and ask them to protect South Carolinians against the huge cuts in Medicaid that will have devastating effects on the elderly, children and the disabled, in addition to on our hospitals and school programs for special needs children.
Since you probably have previously called about Healthcare, please also ask your friends who may not have called to do so now. Many of them are likely to have an affected family member (at least one out of every 6 households in the US).
Senator Lindsey Graham:
Washington Office: (202) 224-5972
Senator Tim Scott:
Washington Office: (202) 224-6121, Toll Free: (855)425-6324
SIAN Contact: Inger Fyfe
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org