My Fellow Democrats,
I am one of 317,000 South Carolinians who has gained health care coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Before Obamacare, I had not been able to see a doctor for over 20 years.
When I finally had insurance and could see a doctor, I was diagnosed with cancer. Without the Affordable Care Act, I would have died. After a grueling treatment regimen, I am scheduled for surgery next week. If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, my life will once again be in danger.
I need your help. And I am far from alone. Senate Republicans have been working behind closed doors on a secret plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and today they’re revealing their version of Trumpcare. As it turns out, it is a whole lot like the House version of Trumpcare, which would have taken health insurance away from more than 400,000 South Carolinians.
With Senate Republicans planning to move quickly, the next week is going to be absolutely critical for the health of millions of Americans. WE HAVE TO HIT THE PHONES WITHOUT DELAY. Senators Graham and Scott must hear that South Carolinians are watching, and we won’t tolerate being stripped of our health care so Donald Trump and his friends can get a tax cut. Call all the numbers! When you call the Washington offices, ask for their health care staffer(s) by name, as indicated below. Then, follow up with emails to those staffers.
Lives are literally at stake, including my own. Let’s keep up the fight together.
Former SCDP State Executive Committeeman, Newberry County