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Fri Jun 23, 2017, 12:48 PM

I just have to say this

We are bombarded with messages to call our senator to tell him to vote no on this healthcare bill. Well, my senator is Lamar Alexander and he helped write the damn thing and thinks it is wonderful. I am not going to stress my blood pressure contacting him.

So this is what we are doing and please understand that I am not bragging, we needed to do something to help someone. We had a power chair in our basement, a Jazzy chair. It was my father-in-law's. We have cleaned it up, got new batteries (2 of them about $200 a piece. We are donating it to a church that has a program for providing medical equipment to the community. Got it out of the basement and one of the wheels is cracked. We are looking to replace it at about $150.

I cannot give Lamar Alexander a heart or a conscience. I live in his hometown. Helped take care of his mother when she was old. He knows these things. We can do this, we can contribute to someone who needs something we have.

Again, not looking for credit, just feels better to do something you can, than grouch to someone whose mind is closed.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 12:52 PM

1. Better to donate it to an ILC

or other provider for people with disabilities. They have resources to fix it up like new. To get the best use out of it, it will need to be serviced and fitted to the person who aquires it.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 12:57 PM

3. I appreciate your thoughts.

They work with several groups. Except for the batteries and the wheel, it is in excellent shape. Only used a few months. This church has been working with disabled people for some time. I am OK with what we are doing.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 12:53 PM

2. Trumpcaretoolkit.org

For those of you who wish to help, please use this site.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 01:48 PM

4. i'm calling every day

to 2 of the worst: thom tillis and richard burr. it helps my blood pressure and hopefully gives them pause about what they're doing. yesterday i asked the kid at Burr's office why the senator hates sick and poor people. truthfully i felt better after that call.

your good deed is a good thing of course but it's not going to make a lot of difference to the millions of people who will be priced out of health care if this law passes.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 01:52 PM

5. i'm so tired of alexander posing as a moderate. he's as irrational as most of his colleagues

i don't believe corker has weighed in on it yet....i applaud the positive work you are doing...thank you

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:11 PM

8. Corker claims he is going to go around the state listening to what various "stakeholders" have to

say before making up his mind. Who knows if that is true, or just pretending to listen before voting with his cronies. He should know that this bill would be catastrophic for rural healthcare in his own neck of the woods (East Tennessee).

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 01:56 PM

6. I wouldn't let these

freaking republicans senators rest at all, that's what they (repigs) want us to do, just wear us down. No way, no surrender.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:06 PM

7. I called Alexander's Washington office yesterday and gave the hapless staffer a piece of my mind,

even though I knew full well that Lamar was one of the 13 miscreants secreted in a locked room fucking up healthcare for millions and millions of my fellow Americans and that there is no way he will vote against his own handiwork. I meant to state a brief, to-the-point message and get off the phone, but I got cranked up and refused to let myself be pacified by the practiced, bullshit responses, so the conversation went on for a while. I didn't feel better after venting, but I still felt it was important to send a strong message from a health care provider/voter/consumer of health care services. And what you did was awesome...you have given some stranger a way to get around safely in the world! We are all in this together.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:20 PM

9. All you'll get from Lamar ...

is blaring patriotic music while on perpetual hold.

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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:20 PM

10. I called Rubio's office today to share my opinion.

"Please tell the Senator if he has a shred of human decency he will vote against this abomination of a healthcare bill." I'm sure that was as effective as calling Alexander's office would have been.

Great idea to refurb and donate medical equipment.

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