This morning I emailed my senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, to ask them an easy question:
I have read your statement on why you voted for the healthcare bills under consideration. Can you show me the scoring on those bills to back up your claims that they will give more people in this nation healthcare? Not “access” to healthcare: healthcare.
The easy answer is, of course, “no.” They cannot. No amount of massaging the data—which they don’t have in the first place—will show that the bills they have voted on will actually improve healthcare in this nation.
I’m not even adding this to the Easy Answers page any more. What’s the point when they’re not going to answer in any legitimate way?
UPDATE: I’m not the only one catching on.
If every proposal to “fix” the ACA leaves millions uninsured, at some point you have to be honest: this isn’t about fixing anything.
— Rev. Dr. Barber (@RevDrBarber) July 27, 2017