As Sydney Idzikowski reported earlier this morning , the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the controversial GOP healthcare proposal today. There’s obviously been a lot written on this subject, but for those who may have lost track, here is a handy set of links to the key recent stories in this space that explain what’s at stake:
- NC’s and the nation’s uninsured rate has fallen to a historic low under ACA, but you’d never know that listening to Senate leaders 
- The silent killer of the Affordable Care Act 
- Warning: Last-ditch GOP effort offering $200 billion to buy votes won’t fix unfixable Senate health bill 
- Senate GOP health “repeal without replacement” proposal would do great harm to NC 
- Latest data: NC will not come close to 2020 health objectives; legislature’s policy failures implicated 
- Would the U.S. Senate healthcare bill affect NC’s budget in a negative way? Definitely, here’s why… 
- Medicaid is the single largest source of care for Americans with mental health, substance abuse disorders 
Progressive advocates are obviously hoping against hope that Senators Burr and Tillis will finally see the light and recognize the need to
start from scratch with a different, bipartisan approach that sets aside the efforts to gut Medicaid and focuses instead on making real improvements to marketplace stability and affordability.
Stay tuned — we’ll have updates here as they become available.