NEWS – No AHCA vote today, per GOP source. Still possible tomorrow
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) March 23, 2017
Right now the whip counts are going in the right direction. New York Times is up to 31 Republican No’s. I am reluctant to have too much faith in that number as a good number are House Freedom Caucus who can be bought off by making the bill atrocious through provisions that will get stripped in reconciliation. But every minute that they have to spend defending this monstrosity of a bill is a win for liberals, progressives, Democrats and people who either currently need or may at any point need the protections of the ACA.
I don’t know if we’re going to win, but we’re doing a whole lot better today than I thought we would have been on November 10, 2016.
If you have a chance, call Congress.
If you have a solid No, thank them. Their interns will appreciate it.
If you have a lean No, remind them they really don’t want to throw pregnant women off of coverage nor grandparents out of nursing homes.
If they are a solid Yes, remind them that this bill has 17% support in the general public and under 40% support in Republican circles and that 2018 is not that far away.
Tom Cole also told me + @jonkarl vote aiming for tomorrow but could come as late as Monday. A "mistake" to let members home for weekend tho
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) March 23, 2017
Feedback works people. Let Congress know that their jobs are at stake because our lives or the lives of our friends are at stake.