The first time I asked people to ping their GOP Reps and Senators about the Affordable Care Act a decent number of you said that you could or would. The second time that I wrote about it the response was near zero.
I know that a lot of you live in Republican disticts. These guys clearly need to walk a very fine line between sabotaging the ACA and screwing their individual constituents. The worst believe their morning blast faxes from Glennbeckistan and may not even know they are lying to people.
Someone needs to find out who will lie to their own voters at the individual level. The big funded groups seem interested in other things, so that leaves you guys. We can start with a simple question that everybody ought to know by now, such as whether someone who has been locked out of the individual market due to a pre-existing condition can pick up coverage in October. Feel free to ask anything that is pertinent to your own life; the Kaiser Family Foundation has an excellent collection of true answers that you can use to score your Rep. You also might want to arm yourself against claims that premiums will go up in California (only if you are 20, healthy and have a current plan that does not meet the ACA’s minimum standards) or Indiana (they averaged in the most expensive plans that few people actually buy).
You guys helped get the ACA passed. Now let’s identify Reps who would sacrifice their own voters’ health and well being just to piss in the punchbowl.