You can try OpenDNS as an alternative, I believe (I haven't tested fully, yet), at:
opendns.com - DNS Security with DNSCrypt | OpenDNS
(ETA: DNSCrypt is NOT the same as DNSSEC, they are complimentary.)
The Senate narrowly approved a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) in a surprise vote-a-rama in the early morning hours of January 12th. This now goes to the House for a vote which could happen as early as Friday.
The Congressional switchboard number is: 202-224-3121
Press 2 to contact your representative. Enter 5 digit zip, press 1
866-948-8977 (similar interface)
Be prepared with why you want to keep ACA
* keep children on longer
* keep prohibition on dropping over pre existing conditions
* keep prohibitions on capping
* keep mandates
* keep medicare
* keep women & children programs
* repeal without replace means huge amounts of money, a big deficit (if you have a deficit hawk for a rep, for example
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the most vocal GOP opponents of voting on a repeal bill before coming up with a replacement package, voted against the budget resolution and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein was absent.
Senators were bleary-eyed as they walked quickly to the exits, wrapping up the final vote a little before 1:30 a.m. ET.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the top Democrat who led the late-night fight against a repeal, said the protest could be a sign of things to come as the fight stretches on.
"I think it's important for this country to know this was not a usual thing, this is a day which lays the groundwork for 30 million people to be thrown off their health insurance," Sanders said. "And if that happens, many of these people will die."
"We wanted to say no matter how late, we're going to stay and fight and represent our constituents -- there are so many constituencies who will be hurt by this repeal without a replace," said New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Democratic senators registered a somewhat subtle, but significant protest in the Senate as they cast their votes -- declaring why they were voting against the repeal, a rare move that rankled Republicans in the chamber.
The House is expected take a swift vote on the resolution, possibly as early as Friday, which will trigger congressional committees to begin crafting a second bill that would roll back major parts of Obamacare. Though it will be weeks before Congress votes on that bill, Thursday still marked a victory for the Republican Party as it moves toward overhauling the country's healthcare system.
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History will demand to know which side were you on. This is not a question of politics or party or even policy. This is a question about the very fundamentals of our beautiful experiment in a pluralistic democracy ruled by law.
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