Today’s drop of the Senate version of Trumpcare showed us a bill that was worse than we thought possible. In order to cover the bill and its possible effects, as well as what ALL OF US can do about it, we have created this parent article (the Trumpcare Mothership). We’ll link child articles in here as we write and publish them.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Take Action: What You Can Do – Important list of actions that ANYONE can take to stop this horrible bill. (read)

Trumpcare: Winners and Losers – Summary of who is affected, and how. Spoiler alert: there are LOTS of losers under this bill, and very few winners. But, the winners make out like, well, bandits. (read)

Andy Slavitt on Trumpcare: Threads 1 and 2 – Andy Slavitt is an excellent healthcare analyst, and his Twitter threads from today are concise, clear, and scary. (read)

Andy Slavitt on Trumpcare: Thread 3 – Later in the evening on Thursday, Slavitt did another thread after reading the bill some more and talking with others. This one is even scarier. (read)

Chris Hayes on Bait-and-Switch – Chris Hayes used a Twitter thread to make an important point: this is NOT about Obamacare. It’s entirely about something else. (read)

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs ( and He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.