Kelly Hayes: “Remember, GOP Health Care Bills Are Like Zombies, They Keep Coming Back”

This is written by Kelly Hayes from the blog “Transformative Spaces.” Please click on the link below to read the full post.

Excerpt: Real resistance is not a Democratic fundraising pitch: It’s a relentless effort to defend our communities and our lives. Make no mistake: Their attacks will be unwavering, and while a politically outgunned resistance just shoved Goliath on his ass, we will want a lot more fists in the fight moving forward. But building numbers isn’t enough. We need a movement that doesn’t meet Trumpcare with calls for compromise, but with calls for Medicaid for all. When they say reform, we say freedom. When they say, “let’s negotiate,” we disrupt. There is no middle ground between good and evil that we can afford to settle for.


 

Transformative Spaces

Atena Danner, a Chicago organizer and the mother of a disabled child, speaks out against Trumpcare and performs live at a Chicago vigil to stop the bill. (Photo: Kelly Hayes)As the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” finally came undone on Monday, another scheme to undermine health care access was hastily embraced by both Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. In the wake of Trumpcare’s latest setback, both Trump and McConnell indicated that they now supported a simplified but equally ominous goal: a repeal and delay strategy that would allow the GOP to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with a two year window to hatch a replacement.Given that every version of Trumpcare has been an attack on the vulnerable, this repeal and replace effort was an obvious effort to create a greater health care crisis that would allow Republicans to portray themselves as saviors when they finally passed a new bill…

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