Senator Alexander Chose TrumpCare Over a Bipartisan Effort

Senator Alexander announced yesterday that he was abandoning his bipartisan effort to improve healthcare for Americans in favor of the Graham-Cassidy monstrosity. He chose to do this even though he had gotten major concessions from Democrats.

This latest version of TrumpCare would devastate Tennesseans, starting with a $1.6 billion cut in federal funding. It’s clear that Senator Alexander chose to support Trump, his party, and Mitch McConnell over the Tennesseans he’s supposed to represent.

Make sure he knows how disappointed you are about him selling you out on TrumpCare.

SAMPLE CALL SCRIPT

Caller: Hello! My name is [ ] and I’m calling from [part of state]. Can you tell me how Senator Alexander will vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill if it comes up for a vote?

Staffer: The Senator hasn’t made a final decision but he likes pieces of the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

Caller: That’s terrible. I want Senator Alexander to oppose Graham-Cassidy. It’s a harmful bill that will cut about $1.6 billion in federal funding for Tennessee. I also want to say that I’m disappointed that Sen. Alexander abandoned bipartisan efforts to improve healthcare for all Americans. He had made progress on a bipartisan approach but decided it was better to go along with his party over me and other Tennesseans.

Staffer: Senator Alexander made a good faith effort to find a compromise, but ultimately the differences between the two parties were too great.

Caller: That’s not true. There were ongoing negotiations that Sen. Alexander abandoned to make way for another TrumpCare vote. That’s not why Tennesseans sent him to Washington. Please tell him I’m going to remember this next time he’s up for re-election.

Staffer: I’ll let the Senator know your thoughts.

Caller: Yes, please do. I will be watching this vote closely and I expect Senator Alexander to oppose. Graham-Cassidy. Please take down my contact information so you can let me know what Senator Alexander decides to do.

TennesseeCaroline Kavit