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OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 7/19/17

The Healthcare Fight Is Far From Over

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One thing we should have learned by now: in the era of Trump, expect the unexpected. The headlines say the Senate GOP healthcare plan is dead. The latest version may be, but we know they will try to dress it up and bring it back. They might not even dress it up -- they may strip it naked and promise they'll fix it up after 2018.

In fact, it didn't take Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell long to float his next plan. He thinks he will get a vote to repeal Obamacare without a replacement. In a statement late Monday night, McConnell said the Senate would vote to repeal Obamacare with a 2-year delay, giving them time to come up with a replacement.

So the new plan is to kick millions of people off of their healthcare in two years, promising that they will agree on something else down the road. Do you trust these clowns to agree on anything?

This is not the time to wind down the movement to stop the GOP attack on our healthcare. It is time to turn up the heat and demand Improved Medicare for All. We must also be vigilant and be prepared to fight the next attempt to take away our healthcare.

Remember the first time Rep. Paul Ryan failed to get the votes for the House bill? We celebrated, and a few weeks later they were back with a new bill that passed. We must not let that happen again.

Stopping the GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare is only the first step in the healthcare fight. The Republicans are right about one thing -- Obamacare in its current form is unsustainable. It lacks a mechanism to control costs.

On July 29th, all around the country, there will be events under the theme "Our Lives Are on the Line." In Des Moines, the subtitle of the event was already "The Next Step in the Healthcare Fight." With the GOP plans off the table, it is time for us to go from defense to offense.

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Scott Galindez is a graduate of Syracuse University, a US Army veteran, and currently the Political Director of Scott's activism began at an anti-nuclear vigil in Lafayette "Peace Park" across from the White House. Scott (more...)
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