Sen. Cornyn, knowing how many people will lose healthcare coverage is no “luxury” 

“Senator Cornyn just admitted that the American people’s healthcare is in fact the last priority of Republicans ​in Washington and Donald Trump. They are so obsessed with implementing their partisan agenda that don’t care about the pain their healthcare vote would inflict on the country. Cornyn may not be one of the 22 million Americans who stand to lose their insurance under Trumpcare, or one of the 32 million Americans whose coverage would be threatened by an outright repeal of Obamacare -​ but dismissing this bill’s consequences so casually is a slap in the face to every constituent who would be harmed by this plan​,​” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates.
 

The Hill: Cornyn: Knowing health plan ahead of vote is ‘luxury we don’t have’
BY PETER SULLIVAN – 07/20/17 02:41 PM EDT  

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, on Thursday said knowing what the Republican healthcare bill will […]

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American Bridge Statement on Newest CBO Confirmation That Trumpcare Would Gut the American Healthcare System

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler responded to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Offices’s latest score of Trumpcare by calling for Republican leaders to listen to the American people and work across party lines to improve the Affordable Care Act. 

​”Republicans have a clear choice: either vote for a partisan plan to gut healthcare in the name of tax cuts for the rich, or put the American people first.

“America’s doctors, hospitals, addiction experts, the insurance industry itself, and now the independent Congressional Budget Office have declared that Trumpcare would eviscerate the American healthcare system, leaving 22 million people without insurance, forcing through-the-roof deductibles onto working families, and ending Medicaid as we know it. That should be all Republicans need to hear to put a stop to this plan.

​”What’s more, Republicans are not telling us if they’ll include the Cruz Amendment in Trumpcare or not, which the health insurance […]

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American Bridge Releases Ad of Heller & Trump Laughing Over Lunch About Taking Away Nevadans’ Health Care

American Bridge released a new digital ad today featuring footage of apparent best buddies Dean Heller and Donald Trump laughing together at this afternoon’s meeting about taking healthcare away from millions of Americans.

Trump doesn’t need to bully Dean Heller — Heller has voted 20 times to repeal or undermine the ACA, helped write Trumpcare in secret, and said he’d do everything he could to “get to yes” on the Trumpcare bill.

“Apparently Dean Heller and his good friend Donald Trump think it’s funny to rip away health care from tens of thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans who need it,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “Heller has been negotiating in secret and trying to ‘get to yes’ on this dangerous, unpopular law for months, and Nevada voters aren’t laughing about it. They will hold him accountable next November.”

The 6-second ad will run as YouTube pre-roll and […]

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Trumpcare Fails, But The Trump Administration Is Now Pushing Medicare Cuts

Donald Trump is breaking his promises to the American people – again – this time by endorsing cuts to Medicare.  When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President, he guaranteed that he would not cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security.  However, Trumpcare, which died last night, would have broken this promise and slashed Medicaid funding by nearly $800 billion.

Now, just as Trump and Mitch McConnell’s desperate attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement – which would have taken health coverage away from 32 million Americans – also cratered, Trump’s budget director announced that the administration supports the extreme House Republican budget plan, which cuts Medicare.

“As his administration fails the American public, Donald Trump is proving that the pledges he made to voters about improving their lives were worse than empty talk – they were the opposite of what he’d […]

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Dean Heller Will Still Have to Answer for Trumpcare

The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — resulting in worse health care for hundreds of thousands of Nevadans — might be collapsing in Congress, but back home in Nevada, Dean Heller won’t be able to escape his record.

“Whether it’s Republicans’ latest health bill, or repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Dean Heller is stuck with a cruel plan to take away health care from millions — like gum stuck to a shoe,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Despite Trumpcare’s collapse in the Senate, Heller helped negotiate the bill and championed numerous disastrous ACA repeal bills that all rip away coverage from Americans who desperately need it, and Nevadans will hold him responsible.”

Heller has voted 20 times to repeal or undermine ACA, helped write Trumpcare in secret, and said he’d do everything he could to “get to yes” on […]

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Jeff Flake Will Still Have to Answer for Trumpcare

The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — resulting in worse health care for hundreds of thousands of Arizonans — might be collapsing in Congress, but back home in Arizona, Jeff Flake won’t be able to escape his record.

“Whether it’s Trumpcare or repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Jeff Flake is stuck with a cruel plan to take away health care from millions — like gum stuck to a shoe,”said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Despite Trumpcare’s collapse in the Senate, Flake supported the most extreme version of the bill and championed numerous disastrous ACA repeal bills that all rip away coverage from Americans who desperately need it, and Arizona voters will hold him responsible.”

Jeff Flake supported the ACHA bill and the Cruz amendment which made the bill even worse and especially jeopardized people with pre-existing conditions. He also  Read more after the jump.

Barletta and Kelly Will Still Have to Answer for AHCA

The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — resulting in worse health care for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians — might be collapsing in Congress, but back home in Pennsylvania, Republicans hoping to run for U.S. Senate won’t be able to escape their record.

“Whether it’s Trumpcare or repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Lou Barletta and Mike Kelly are stuck with their cruel plan to take away health care from millions — like gum stuck to a shoe,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier.“Despite  the health care bill’s collapse in the Senate, they voted for it in the House, and championed numerous disastrous ACA repeal bills that all rip away coverage from Americans who desperately need it, and Pennsylvania voters will hold them responsible.”

Both Lou Barletta and Mike Kelly voted for ACHA in the House, and have repeatedly  Read more after the jump.

Messer and Rokita Will Still Have to Answer for the AHCA

The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — resulting in worse health care for hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers — might be collapsing in Congress, but back home in Indiana, Republicans hoping to run for U.S. Senate won’t be able to escape their record.

“Whether it’s Republicans’ latest health bill, or repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Todd Rokita and Luke Messer are stuck with their cruel plan to take away health care from millions — like gum stuck to a shoe,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Despite the health care bill’s collapse in the Senate, they voted for it in the House, and championed numerous disastrous ACA repeal bills that all rip away coverage from Americans who desperately need it, and Hoosiers will hold them responsible.”

Both Luke Messer and Todd Rokita  voted for ACHA in the House, and have  Read more after the jump.

QUICK CLIP: Ralston: “Embarrassing” Heller Put Himself in a Box on Healthcare

​On MSNBC this afternoon, Nevada journalist Jon Ralston took Dean Heller to task for shredding his credibility on healthcare:

“It’s embarrassing for [Heller], or at least it should be, although we know to be a politician maybe you are beyond shame.”
“It was easy to vote to just repeal Obamacare at the end of 2015 knowing it was going nowhere…He is remaining in his undisclosed location, sneaking out side doors.”
“The bottom line for Heller is he has put himself in a terrible, terrible position. He has always talked about repealing Obamacare, he made that vote in 2015, then it’s as if he suddenly had an epiphany just a couple of months ago, and realized that he was in trouble, the bill was at 28% approval in Nevada, so he tethered himself to Brian Sandoval who has twice the favorability rating of Dean Heller.”

“Once you put yourself in that kind of box, after you have acutally voted to […]

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Republican Senate Hopefuls Will Still Have to Answer for Trumpcare

“Whether it’s Trumpcare or repealing the ACA without a replacement, GOP Senators and Senate hopefuls are stuck with their cruel plan to take away health care from millions—like gum stuck to a shoe,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Despite Trumpcare’s collapse, GOP leaders around the country have already supported Trumpcare, helped write Trumpcare, and championed numerous disastrous ACA repeal bills that all rip away coverage from Americans who desperately need it, and they’ll have to answer for that next November.”

Let’s play the tape…

Rep. Evan Jenkins voted for AHCA in the House, and has repeatedly voted for ACA repeals.

Rep. Luke Messer voted for ACHA in the House, and has repeatedly voted for ACA repeals.

Rep. Todd Rokita voted for ACHA in the House, and has Read more after the jump.