Social Question

Mariah's avatar

Are you still following healthcare reform efforts?

Asked by Mariah (25863points) May 1st, 2017

Although the AHCA failed to even get to a vote in the House in March, it is still around. It has been changed to allow states to choose to allow insurers to discriminate against those with pre
existing conditions and will come to a vote in the House again this week. It has a much better chance of passing this time because the changes have won over many of the ultra-conservative members of the “Freedom Caucus” who opposed the last iteration, which in their eyes, didn’t do enough to undo the ACA.

Are you still following this news? What do you think?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

45 Answers

NomoreY_A's avatar

I give up. Trump and the RepubliCONS, making America sick again. Every major developed nation in the world, except for the U.S. has gone with socialized medicine, or some type of universal health care. Health care in Americas is, always has been, and always will be, a money making racket. “Take two aspirin, and call me at the golf course in the morning. That’ll be $500.00 for the aspirin and cup of water to wash them down with”.

Mariah's avatar

Please don’t give up. If we can resist this effort, this administration may not be able to try again at breaking healthcare. They only have through the end of May to use the budget reconciliation rules that will allow them to get a bill through the Senate with only 50 votes. After May they’d need 60, which they won’t get.

Call your representatives. Lives literally depend on it.

NomoreY_A's avatar

@Mariah – Under normal circumstances, I would heed you advice. Unfortunately I’m a Texan, and my state is heavily Republican. Calling my representative would be as pointless as going out in my yard and talking to my pecan tree.

Mariah's avatar

Then call these representatives (one of whom is Texan) – these are the swing reps, the ones who are still deciding and will make or break this vote.

https://www.trumpcaretoolkit.org/

NomoreY_A's avatar

Cool, and thank you for the tip…I need to do something before I go nuts. Being a liberal Dem in the Reddest of Red States will put you in the cuckoo nest really fast. Later gater.

canidmajor's avatar

I am in touch with my (very Blue State) people.

@Mariah, I also want to thank you for being so up on all of this stuff. I hate why you have to do this (having a UC daughter, myself) but I really appreciate your efforts and research. <3

ragingloli's avatar

There are no “reform” efforts.
Just like demolishing a building does not run under the category “redecoration”.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

I monitor this very closely from abroad. There may be a day when I have to go home and suffer the consequences of our poor healthcare delivery system. And I care about people like you, and it breaks my heart that you would get much better care in other countries when the supposedly richest country in the world refuses you that same care. This is one of the reasons I have arranged an international satcomms ROKU account.

Mariah's avatar

@ragingloli Lol, I wanted to try for 2 second to use neutral language. Obviously I wasn’t successful for long.

zenvelo's avatar

Yes, I have kept up, although all my representatives are Democrats and opposed to the repeal efforts.

Meanwhile, we in California actually have a bill for a single payer program moving through the legislature.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

LOL. I write these guys all the time. If enough people did, they will react. Sometimes I even get a polite reply.

NOTHING burns a fire under a politician’s ass more than an overwhelmingly unhappy constituency. They have great jobs with great bennies and they know it. They will protect those jobs even if it means going rogue against their party line.

Here. I’ll make it easy for you guys.

United States Senate of the 115th U.S. Congress

Alexander, Lamar – (R – TN) Class II
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4944
Contact: www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Baldwin, Tammy – (D – WI) Class I
709 Hart Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5653
Contact: www.baldwin.senate.gov/feedback

Barrasso, John – (R – WY) Class I
307 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6441
Contact: www.barrasso.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Bennet, Michael F. – (D – CO) Class III
261 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5852
Contact: www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=contact

Blumenthal, Richard – (D – CT) Class III
706 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2823
Contact: www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/

Blunt, Roy – (R – MO) Class III
260 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5721
Contact: www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-roy

Booker, Cory A. – (D – NJ) Class II
359 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3224
Contact: www.booker.senate.gov/?p=contact

Boozman, John – (R – AR) Class III
141 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4843
Contact: www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Brown, Sherrod – (D – OH) Class I
713 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2315
Contact: www.brown.senate.gov/contact/

Burr, Richard – (R – NC) Class III
217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3154
Contact: www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email

Cantwell, Maria – (D – WA) Class I
511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3441
Contact: www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria

Capito, Shelley Moore – (R – WV) Class II
172 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6472
Contact: www.capito.senate.gov/contact/contact-shelley

Cardin, Benjamin L. – (D – MD) Class I
509 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4524
Contact: www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/

Carper, Thomas R. – (D – DE) Class I
513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2441
Contact: www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper

Casey, Robert P., Jr. – (D – PA) Class I
393 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6324
Contact: www.casey.senate.gov/contact/

Cassidy, Bill – (R – LA) Class II
520 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5824
Contact: www.cassidy.senate.gov/contact

Cochran, Thad – (R – MS) Class II
113 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5054
Contact: www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

Collins, Susan M. – (R – ME) Class II
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2523
Contact: www.collins.senate.gov/contact

Coons, Christopher A. – (D – DE) Class II
127A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5042
Contact: www.coons.senate.gov/contact

Corker, Bob – (R – TN) Class I
425 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3344
Contact: www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailme

Cornyn, John – (R – TX) Class II
517 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2934
Contact: www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact

Cortez Masto, Catherine – (D – NV) Class III
204 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3542
Contact: www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Cotton, Tom – (R – AR) Class II
124 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2353
Contact: www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=contact

Crapo, Mike – (R – ID) Class III
239 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6142
Contact: www.crapo.senate.gov/contact

Cruz, Ted – (R – TX) Class I
404 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5922
Contact: www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Daines, Steve – (R – MT) Class II
320 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2651
Contact: www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

Donnelly, Joe – (D – IN) Class I
720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4814
Contact: www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact/email-joe

Duckworth, Tammy – (D – IL) Class III
524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2854
Contact: www.duckworth.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Durbin, Richard J. – (D – IL) Class II
711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2152
Contact: www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/

Enzi, Michael B. – (R – WY) Class II
379A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3424
Contact: www.enzi.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=e-mail-sen

Ernst, Joni – (R – IA) Class II
111 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3254
Contact: www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Feinstein, Dianne – (D – CA) Class I
331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3841
Contact: www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Fischer, Deb – (R – NE) Class I
454 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6551
Contact: www.fischer.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Flake, Jeff – (R – AZ) Class I
413 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4521
Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

Franken, Al – (D – MN) Class II
309 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5641
Contact: www.franken.senate.gov/?p=contact

Gardner, Cory – (R – CO) Class II
354 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5941
Contact: www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory

Gillibrand, Kirsten E. – (D – NY) Class I
478 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4451
Contact: www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/

Graham, Lindsey – (R – SC) Class II
290 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5972
Contact: www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-senator-gr

Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA) Class III
135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3744
Contact: www.grassley.senate.gov/contact

Harris, Kamala D. – (D – CA) Class III
112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3553
Contact: www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Hassan, Margaret Wood – (D – NH) Class III
330 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3324
Contact: www.hassan.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Hatch, Orrin G. – (R – UT) Class I
104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5251
Contact: www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=Email-Orrin

Heinrich, Martin – (D – NM) Class I
303 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5521
Contact: www.heinrich.senate.gov/contact

Heitkamp, Heidi – (D – ND) Class I
516 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2043
Contact: www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Heller, Dean – (R – NV) Class I
324 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6244
Contact: www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Hirono, Mazie K. – (D – HI) Class I
730 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6361
Contact: www.hirono.senate.gov/contact

Hoeven, John – (R – ND) Class III
338 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2551
Contact: www.hoeven.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator

Inhofe, James M. – (R – OK) Class II
205 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4721
Contact: www.inhofe.senate.gov/contact

Isakson, Johnny – (R – GA) Class III
131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3643
Contact: www.isakson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

Johnson, Ron – (R – WI) Class III
328 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5323
Contact: www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-sena

Kaine, Tim – (D – VA) Class I
231 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4024
Contact: www.kaine.senate.gov/contact

Kennedy, John – (R – LA) Class III
383 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4623
Contact: www.kennedy.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

King, Angus S., Jr. – (I – ME) Class I
133 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5344
Contact: www.king.senate.gov/contact

Klobuchar, Amy – (D – MN) Class I
302 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3244
Contact: www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Lankford, James – (R – OK) Class III
316 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5754
Contact: www.lankford.senate.gov/contact/email

Leahy, Patrick J. – (D – VT) Class III
437 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4242
Contact: www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/

Lee, Mike – (R – UT) Class III
361A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5444
Contact: www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Manchin, Joe, III – (D – WV) Class I
306 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3954
Contact: www.manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Markey, Edward J. – (D – MA) Class II
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2742
Contact: www.markey.senate.gov/contact

McCain, John – (R – AZ) Class III
218 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2235
Contact: www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

McCaskill, Claire – (D – MO) Class I
503 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6154
Contact: www.mccaskill.senate.gov/contact

McConnell, Mitch – (R – KY) Class II
317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2541
Contact: www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact

Menendez, Robert – (D – NJ) Class I
528 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4744
Contact: www.menendez.senate.gov/contact

Merkley, Jeff – (D – OR) Class II
313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3753
Contact: www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

Moran, Jerry – (R – KS) Class III
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6521
Contact: www.moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-jerry

Murkowski, Lisa – (R – AK) Class III
522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6665
Contact: www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Murphy, Christopher – (D – CT) Class I
136 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4041
Contact: www.murphy.senate.gov/contact

Murray, Patty – (D – WA) Class III
154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2621
Contact: www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Nelson, Bill – (D – FL) Class I
716 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5274
Contact: www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact-bill

Paul, Rand – (R – KY) Class III
167 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4343
Contact: www.paul.senate.gov/connect/email-rand

Perdue, David – (R – GA) Class II
455 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3521
Contact: www.perdue.senate.gov/connect/email

Peters, Gary C. – (D – MI) Class II
724 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6221
Contact: www.peters.senate.gov/contact/email-gary

Portman, Rob – (R – OH) Class III
448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3353
Contact: www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=contact

Reed, Jack – (D – RI) Class II
728 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4642
Contact: www.reed.senate.gov/contact/

Risch, James E. – (R – ID) Class II
483 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2752
Contact: www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Roberts, Pat – (R – KS) Class II
109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4774
Contact: www.roberts.senate.gov/public/?p=EmailPat

Rounds, Mike – (R – SD) Class II
502 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5842
Contact: www.rounds.senate.gov/contact/email-mike

Rubio, Marco – (R – FL) Class III
284 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3041
Contact: www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Sanders, Bernard – (I – VT) Class I
332 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5141
Contact: www.sanders.senate.gov/contact/

Sasse, Ben – (R – NE) Class II
136 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4224
Contact: www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-ben

Schatz, Brian – (D – HI) Class III
722 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3934
Contact: www.schatz.senate.gov/contact

Schumer, Charles E. – (D – NY) Class III
322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6542
Contact: www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck

Scott, Tim – (R – SC) Class III
717 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6121
Contact: www.scott.senate.gov/contact/email-me

Shaheen, Jeanne – (D – NH) Class II
506 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2841
Contact: www.shaheen.senate.gov/contact/contact-jeanne

Shelby, Richard C. – (R – AL) Class III
304 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5744
Contact: www.shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailsenatorshelby

Stabenow, Debbie – (D – MI) Class I
731 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4822
Contact: www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact

Strange, Luther – (R – AL) Class II
326 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4124
Contact: www.strange.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Sullivan, Dan – (R – AK) Class II
702 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–3004
Contact: www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email

Tester, Jon – (D – MT) Class I
311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2644
Contact: www.tester.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Thune, John – (R – SD) Class III
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2321
Contact: www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Tillis, Thom – (R – NC) Class II
185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6342
Contact: www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

Toomey, Patrick J. – (R – PA) Class III
248 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4254
Contact: www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact

Udall, Tom – (D – NM) Class II
531 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6621
Contact: www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact

Van Hollen, Chris – (D – MD) Class III
110 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4654
Contact: www.vanhollen.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Warner, Mark R. – (D – VA) Class II
703 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2023
Contact: www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact

Warren, Elizabeth – (D – MA) Class I
317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–4543
Contact: www.warren.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Whitehouse, Sheldon – (D – RI) Class I
530 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–2921
Contact: www.whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/email-sheldon

Wicker, Roger F. – (R – MS) Class I
555 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–6253
Contact: www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Wyden, Ron – (D – OR) Class III
221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5244
Contact: www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

Young, Todd – (R – IN) Class III
400 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224–5623
Contact: www.young.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

****************************************
This list is a little old, but the email addresses are more direct.

State…...Senator…...Email Address…......Phone…......Fax

All phone numbers are area code 202

AK Stevens Senator_Stevens@stevens.senate.gov 224–3004 224–1044
AK Murkowski email@murkowski.senate.gov 224–6665 224–5301
AL Sessions 224–4124 224–3149
AL Shelby senator@shelby.senate.gov 224–5744 224–3416
AR Bumpers senator@bumpers.senate.gov 224–4843 224–6435
AR Hutchinson senator.hutchinson@hutchinson.senate.gov 224–2353 224–8261
AZ Kyl info@kyl.senate.gov 224–4521 224–2302
AZ McCain Senator_McCain@mccain.senate.gov 224–2235 228–2862
CA Boxer senator@boxer.senate.gov 224–3553 956–6701
CA Feinstein senator@feinstein.senate.gov 224–3841 228–3954
CO Campbell data@nighthorse.falcontech.com 224–5852 225–0228
CO Allard 224–5941 224–6471
CT Dodd sen_dodd@dodd.senate.gov 224–2823 224–1083
CT Lieberman senator_lieberman@lieberman.senate.gov 224–4041 224–9750
DE Biden senator@biden.senate.gov 224–5042 224–0139
DE Roth 224–2441 224–2805
FL Graham bob_graham@graham.senate.gov 224–3041 224–2237
FL Mack connie@mack.senate.gov 224–5274 224–8022
GA Cleland senator_max_cleland@cleland.senate.gov 224–3521 224–0072
GA Coverdell senator_coverdell@coverdell.senate.gov 224–3643 228–3783
HI Akaka 224–6361 224–2126
HI Inouye senator@inouye.senate.gov 224–3934 224–6747
IA Harkin tom_harkin@harkin.senate.gov 224–3254 224–7431
IA Grassley chuck_grassley@grassley.senate.gov 224–3744 224–6020
ID Craig larry_craig@craig.senate.gov 224–2752 224–2573
ID Kempthorne dirk_kempthorne@kempthorne.senate.gov 224–6142 224–5893
IL Moseley-Braun senator@moseley-braun.senate.gov 224–2854 224–2626
IL Durbin 224–2152 224–0868
IN Coats 224–5623 224–8964
IN Lugar lugar@iquest.net 224–4814 224–7877
KS Brownback sam_brownback@brownback.senate.gov 224–6521 224–8952
KS Roberts 224–4774 224–3514
KY Ford wendell_ford@ford.senate.gov 224–4343 224–0046
KY McConnell senator@mcconnell.senate.gov 224–2541 224–2499
LA Breaux senator@breaux.senate.gov 224–4623 224–2435
LA Landrieu senator@landrieu.senate.gov 224–5824 224–2952
MA Kerry john_kerry@kerry.senate.gov 224–2742 224–8525
MA Kennedy senator@kennedy.senate.gov 224–4543 224–2417
MD Mikulski senator@mikulski.senate.gov 224–4654 224–8858
MD Sarbanes senator@sarbanes.senate.gov 224–4524 224–1651
ME Snowe olympia@snowe.senate.gov 224–5344 224–6853
ME Collins senator@collins.senate.gov 224–2523 224–2693
MI Levin senator@levin.senate.gov 224–6221 224–1388
MI Abraham michigan@abraham.senate.gov 224–4822 224–8834
MN Wellstone senator@wellstone.senate.gov 224–5641 224–8438
MN Grams mail_grams@grams.senate.gov 224–3244 224–9931
MO Bond kit_bond@bond.senate.gov 224–5721 224–8149
MO Ashcroft john_ashcroft@ashcroft.senate.gov 224–6154 224–7615
MS Lott senatorlott@lott.senate.gov 224–6253 224–2262
MS Cochran senator@cochran.senate.gov 224–5054 224–3576
MT Baucus max@baucus.senate.gov 224–2651
MT Burns conrad_burns@burns.senate.gov 224–2644 224–8594
NC Faircloth senator@faircloth.senate.gov 224–3154 224–7406
NC Helms jesse_helms@helms.senate.gov 224–6342 224–7588
ND Conrad senator@conrad.senate.gov 224–2043 224–7776
ND Dorgan senator@dorgan.senate.gov 224–2551 224–1193
NE Hagel chuck_hagel@hagel.senate.gov 224–4224 224–5213
NE Kerrey bob@kerrey.senate.gov 224–6551 224–7645
NH Gregg mailbox@gregg.senate.gov 224–3324 224–4952
NH Smith opinion@smith.senate.gov 224–2841 224–1353
NJ Torricelli senator_torricelli@torricelli.senate.gov 224–3224 224–8567
NJ Lautenberg frank_lautenberg@lautenberg.senate.gov 224–4744 224–9707
NM Bingaman Senator_Bingaman@bingaman.senate.gov 224–5521 224–2852
NM Domenici senator_domenici@domenici.senate.gov 224–6621 224–7371
NV Reid senator_reid@reid.senate.gov 224–3542 224–7327
NV Bryan senator@bryan.sen.gov 224–6244 224–1867
NY Moynihan Senator@dpm.senate.gov 224–4451 228–0406
NY D’Amato senator_al@damato.senate.gov 224–6542 224–5871
OH Glenn Senator_Glenn@glenn.senate.gov 224–3353 224–7983
OH Dewine senator_dewine@dewine.senate.gov 224–2315 224–6519
OK Inhofe 224–4721 228–0380
OK Nickles nickles@rpc.senate.gov 224–5754 224–6008
OR Wyden wyden@teleport.com 224–5244 228–3576
OR Smith 224–3753 224–0276
PA Santorum senator@santorum.senate.gov 224–6324 228–4991
PA Specter senator_specter@specter.senate.gov 224–4254 224–1893
RI Reed 224–4642 224–4680
RI Chafee senator_chafee@chafee.senate.gov 224–2921
SC Hollings senator@hollings.senate.gov 224–6121 224–4293
SC Thurmond senator@thurmond.senate.gov 224–5972 224–1300
SD Daschle tom_daschle@daschle.senate.gov 224–2321 224–2047
SD Johnson tim_johnson@johnson.senate.gov 224–5842 228–0368
TN Thompson senator_thompson@thompson.senate.gov 224–4944 228–3679
TN Frist senator_frist@frist.senate.gov 224–3344 224–8062
TX Hutchison senator@hutchison.senate.gov 224–5922 224–0776
TX Gramm info@gramm96.org 224–2934 228–2856
UT Hatch senator_hatch@hatch.senate.gov 224–5251 224–6331
UT Bennett senator@bennett.senate.gov 224–5444 224–6717
VA Robb senator@robb.senate.gov 224–4024 224–8689
VA Warner senator@warner.senate.gov 224–2023 224–6295
VT Leahy senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov 224–4242 224–3595
VT Jeffords vermont@jeffords.senate.gov 224–5141
WA Murray senator_murray@murray.senate.gov 224–2621 224–0238
WA Gorton Senator_Gorton@gorton.senate.gov 224–3441 224–9393
WI Feingold senator@feingold.senate.gov 224–5323 224–2725
WI Kohl senator_kohl@kohl.senate.gov 224–5653 224–9787
WV Byrd Senator_Byrd@Byrd.Senate.gov 224–3954 224–4025
WV Rockefeller senator@rockefeller.senate.gov 224–6472 224–1689
WY Thomas craig@thomas.senate.gov 224–6441 224–3230
WY Enzi senator@enzi.senate.gov 224–3424 224–1315

kritiper's avatar

Yes, for what it’s worth now. It was broken (made that way by Republicans) and needed to be fixed. Not having health care is SCARY!

Mariah's avatar

I got through to the mailboxes of 18 of the 35 representatives on the list I linked above. Many had full mailboxes. Thanks for helping out if you did your part and made some calls today.

Mariah's avatar

House votes today.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

I can’t find a contact list for the House with email addresses.

Mariah's avatar

I found this which is far from exhaustive. Seems like this ought to be easier info to find…

Mariah's avatar

Vote is at 1:30 EDT.

Mariah's avatar

It passed. Call your Senators now, please.

bome's avatar

I tried asking a question about healthcare here, but it doesn’t seem to work. I am only following the preexisting condition part of healthcare. I really hope they keep it because then I don’t have to purchase any health insurance. I can just buy it after a health emergency. Other than for a catastrophic case, I don’t use healthcare services. If and when I do use it in a non-emergency case, I can just pay out-of-pocket.

I asked my boss to give me a $15,000 salary increase instead of paying for my healthcare and now with Trump’s recent executive order, we no longer have to tell the IRS if we purchased health insurance, so there won’t be any individual mandate penalty.

If they get rid of the preexisting condition part, I will probably have to purchase the catastrophic insurance plan coupled with the HSA (Health Savings Account). It’s around $50 a month in premiums and a $3,000 deductible. It will cover the emergencies. The rest is out-of-pocket.

bome's avatar

The government should apply a prexisting condition policy to car and house insurance too. That would be sweet. Like healthcare, instead of purchasing insurance, I can just wait till the day my house burns down and then buy house insurance to cover the damages or avoid buying insurance until I get into a car accident and then just buy car insurance after to cover the damages. It defeats the whole concept of insurance, but I don’t give a rats ass if the system collapses. I’m just as fine without it.

Mariah's avatar

Well, that’s shitty. Lots of us will die if the system collapses. Guess empathy is overrated though.

bome's avatar

Hey, I’m not the one writing these stupid policies. I’m just taking advantage of them. Take it up with your Senators.

Mariah's avatar

Trust me, I am.

zenvelo's avatar

@bome If you wait until you get cancer to buy insurance, you won’t be able to cover the cost of your cancer treatment. Too late!

bome's avatar

I won’t have to cover the cost because I wouldn’t get my cancer treatment until I bought health insurance. Insurance will cover the cost because they can’t deny me coverage.

ragingloli's avatar

unless of course your state decides to ‘opt out’ of Obamacare’s preexisting conditions protections, which the new version of trumpcare will allow.

zenvelo's avatar

@bome You do know that insurance generally has a waiting period before being effective? Since you will not have seen a doctor because of your not having insurance, your cancer will be Stage Three or Four.

Or, your occluded arteries will finally be closed down to the point you need emergency surgery! Oops, they don’t sell policies in the ER!

bome's avatar

@ragingloli Highly unlikely, but worst case scenario, I take a $50 monthly hit for the catastrophic plan. I’m calculating risk at the moment whether to purchase it now. It’s cheaper than any penalty and it will cover all the expensive services.

@zenvelo Actually, it only takes a couple of months. I know someone who just recently applied in late october and was using his health insurance by end of december. This is considered late because it usually takes under a month to be able to use it. As for cancer, the doubling time is different for various tumours, but to develop a cancerous mass that is likely to be problematic takes many years.

I agree with you on the issue of an emergency surgery. It is why I’m leaning towards shelling out $50 a month for the catastrophic plan which will cover all the expensive services.

Also, there are other factors to consider from both a financial and health perspective. On the health side, I exercise daily, diet well, and I have no genetic history of cancer, lung, heart, or kidney disease. The worst health issue I ever had was a flu for 3 days which I battled out at home with some home remedies.

On the financial side, if I go years without health issues (high probability), the amount of money I would have accumulated would far exceed any health issue that would befall me in the future. An out-of-pocket expense at that point would be inconsequential. If you want to see it in perspective, let say within the next 10 years my health does not decline, I would have acquired $150,000 just off the $15,000 I asked for from my employer instead of accepting the employer provided health insurance. An average cancer treatment ranges between 4–6 months and can cost up to $100,000 in total. I have 150k to work with at that point. This isn’t even considering compound interest.

Mariah's avatar

Lol, I accrued $100k in a week last November when I had to get an emergency surgery. I hope your cockiness and immortality complex doesn’t kill you, friend.

bome's avatar

Keyword – emergency. In this we’re more in agreement. A catastrophic plan is worth the expense.

Non-emergency situations such as cancer, are not worth the expense as long as there is a prexisting condition policy being enforced. You just wait till you’re sick before purchasing.

You and I are not the same. Our health needs are different. Our situations and positions in life are different. It has nothing to do with cockiness or immorality. It’s math. It is this very reason various health plans exist. Those who have little use for health services are offered the catastrophic plan while those who need to use it often are offered more expensive plans that covers more.

Mariah's avatar

I was a healthy, active fourteen year old until the day I started shitting blood. Good luck to you with your foolhardy plan.

Brian1946's avatar

Here’s a tweet from my senior senator, Dianne Feinstein:

“The Republican health care bill would make the lives of millions of people worse. It flies in the face of our jobs as public servants.”

Here’s an email I got from my other senator, Kamala Harris:

”...we cannot despair in the face of the House Republicans voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Our fight is far from over. A majority of Americans are opposed to their catastrophic health care rollback and we have to be prepared to do everything in our collective power to stop this legislation in the Senate.

Together, we will share the stories of those whose lives would be impacted most by this astonishingly horrific legislation.

Together, we will tell the hard truths about this law: that it will kick 24 million Americans off their health care, including ‚Äčan estimated 3–4 million Californians, it will remove protections for those with pre-existing conditions, cut funding to combat the opioid epidemic, and at its core is nothing more than a shallow attempt to pass a tax cut for the very wealthy at the expense of the most vulnerable and voiceless in our society.”

If I had more time, I’d call them but they’re already totally opposed to it.

bome's avatar

@Mariah It still boils down to math. I remember at age 16, my auto insurance was around $7,000. I’m now in my late twenties and my auto insurance is $2,000. Why the decline? Calculated risk. Math. Take defensive driving courses and see it decline further. Why? Same answer.

Soubresaut's avatar

And if that’s where we stop the math, we can forget that we’re comparing someone choosing to learn a skill to someone finding out they have a (life threatening) medical condition and no say in the matter… it’s not a “mathematically” equivalent comparison even from the outset.

bome1's avatar

The math is done by the individual, not comparatively. Everyone is different. They prioritize values differently, some of which is based on their vulnerabilities, positions, situations, and lifestyle. The risks they take and how well they can tolerate them are also based on the individual. Where I see little risk and have a high tolerance for being without health insurance or enrolled in a bare minimum plan, someone else will see this as high risk and have a low tolerance for it. We can’t compare each other or our plans. It’s too fluid. There is no one size fits all approach.

jca's avatar

@bome1: My mom just died from breast cancer (6 year battle) that metastasized to bone cancer this past autumn 2016. She was 74 when she died. She never smoked, never did drugs, never had any condition like heart problems, diabetes, cholesterol so she was not on any medication for anything. She was in good shape physically, she used to swim, she was active, she was not overweight. She had good health care so she got the best treatment and she was very careful to choose a great doctor, a world renowned one very well known in the field (the head of the Breast Cancer department at a major NYC hospital/university).

She had no family history of breast cancer and when she had her tumor biopsied, it was found not to be genetic.

I can assure you that when you learn about cancer, you learn that the longer cancer is present in your body, the more likely it is to spread. The cancer cells are floating all over your body looking for little places to take up residence – your bones, your liver, your lungs, your pancreas. This is why when people are found to have cancer, surgery will be almost immediate and treatment starts immediately.

I don’t think your having a flippant attitude toward cancer is helpful.

bome1's avatar

I never denied that cancer spreads or undermined the urgency of getting it treated as soon as possible. I don’t see how you interpreted what I wrote as a flippant attitude. If someone is already in a position where they can’t afford to wait a month for health coverage, then chances are they wouldn’t make it out alive even if they were covered.

You also illustrated a point I was making. Cancer is obviously a more concerning issue for you than it is for me. Health, in general seems to be a concerning issue for you. This will impact your descion on what type of health care coverage is right for you. It is the same reason why someone chooses job security over career advancement/entrepreneurship and visa versa.

jca's avatar

@bome1: I think you missed my points.

The tiniest little speck of cancer is still spreading cancer cells all around the body, constantly. Waiting a month or two months or whatever means cancer cells are spreading around, looking for homes in other areas of the body. That’s why when people are diagnosed with cancer, even the tiniest speck, treatment does not delay.

My second point you missed is that cancer is not more concerning for me than for you because my mom’s cancer was not genetic. You were saying you’re the picture of health and I was telling you my mom was also healthy but she got cancer anyway. Cancer doesn’t discriminate.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

@Mariah Thank you very much for the House list. It pastes perfectly into a word.doc without losing format or hyperlinks. That will come in handy.

It is now time to go to work on the Senators.

Response moderated
Response moderated
Response moderated
SavoirFaire's avatar

For those who haven’t figured it out from the absurd straw man arguments they have used, @bome is one of our recurring trolls. All future comments by @bome‘s alternate accounts will be removed, as will all responses to them. Thank you for not feeding the trolls.

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther