Now is the time to be calling and emailing your Senators (and visiting them if possible) daily about the health care bill.
They are planning a vote before the July 4th recess and it really could be any day - there is no time to wait. They need daily calls and emails about the bill.
They need to know that what passed in the House is not acceptable and that the waivers allowed in the MacArthur Amendment are deadly to people with pre-existing conditions in a way that no dinky risk pool could ever fix.
They need to know that it is not acceptable for them to pass a bill that the American people have not had a chance to vet. Legislation that so drastically affects the American people should be crafted with total transparency. The bill should be released so the public can read it, there should be public hearings and our Senators should listen to us about what will and will not work for Americans and adjust the bill accordingly.
Please tell them to vote no on any waivers to the definition of essential services which would send us back to the days of annual and lifetime limits.
Please tell them to vote no on waivers that would allow the sick and disabled to be priced out of coverage.
Please tell them not to vote on a bill without allowing the CBO to score it and public to read and comment on it.
Contact them daily, at all of their offices and leave messages with everyone. Email their staffers who deal with health care (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com in Texas) and let them know what we need, Mamas. What our children need. If they don't hear from us en masse, they will do what they want, which is getting rid of our health care - Cornyn already said he plans for the bill to be around 80% of what the House bill was, and we know how deadly that bill would be. They will only listen if they know they have to and they know that when their constituents are calling and emailing every single second. So call. Email. Let them know they will never hold their seats if they do not listen. We can save our children. Now do it, Mamas- please.