Author: Amy Lynn Smith

Health insurance options for transgender people keep improving, despite Trump’s ACA sabotage attempts

Health insurance options for transgender people keep improving, despite Trump’s ACA sabotage attempts

New analysis from Out2Enroll shows that insurers are providing increasingly better coverage for transgender people. President Trump and his cronies have been trying desperately to sabotage Obamacare and trample on the rights of transgender people, belittling both in the process. But their despicable plans are not working. Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is going strong. And a new […]

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Michigan nurses relieve 500 families of $1 million in medical debt

Michigan nurses relieve 500 families of $1 million in medical debt

This first-of-its-kind initiative in Michigan supports nurses’ call for hospital reforms to ease the burden of excessive medical bills. Nurses saves lives every day. And with a recent project spearheaded by Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) members at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, nurses saved patients across the state from financial ruin, clearing more than $1 million in medical debt for more […]

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Act now! Sign up for 2018 health insurance Nov. 1 through Dec. 15

Act now! Sign up for 2018 health insurance Nov. 1 through Dec. 15

Don’t let attempts at sabotage make you miss out. Get smart about getting covered. Donald Trump and company don’t want you to know this, but you can sign up for 2018 health insurance from November 1 through December 15, 2017. Try as they might to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare (which I wrote about HERE), the fact […]

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Rep. Dan Kildee calls ACA sabotage “the most cynical use of public authority I’ve seen”

Rep. Dan Kildee calls ACA sabotage “the most cynical use of public authority I’ve seen”

The Congressman from Flint, Mich., urges citizens to be heard; warns of “human consequences” if Congress doesn’t stop Trump’s sabotage. It’s not just speculation: Donald Trump has bragged that he’s trying to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And it’s death by a million cuts. He’s slashed funding to educate consumers about the open enrollment period for 2018 — which […]

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Landen’s story: Being honest about who he’s always been

Landen’s story: Being honest about who he’s always been

After opening up about his transition, he’s received overwhelming support — and newfound confidence. This is part of a story series about the lives of transgender people. Read the introduction here. Landen Anthony Davis has always known, deep down, exactly who he is. He has expressed it ever since he can remember — even before he began presenting as male […]

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It’s up to you: Help us help you

It’s up to you: Help us help you

A donation in any amount will help Team Eclectablog continue bringing you news you can use. We’re all in this together. Of course, I’m talking about anyone who didn’t vote for Donald Trump (and probably a few people who did, but now regret it). But I’m also talking about the work we do here at Eclectablog. You see, we literally […]

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‘Single-payer healthcare is achievable’ says Cathy Myers, who wants Paul Ryan’s Congressional seat

‘Single-payer healthcare is achievable’ says Cathy Myers, who wants Paul Ryan’s Congressional seat

The Democrat is undaunted about the prospects of going toe-to-toe with Speaker Ryan — and providing healthcare to all Americans. Cathy Myers literally lives across the street from Rep. Paul Ryan in Janesville, Wisconsin, so she knows exactly who she’s up against. Not to mention having witnessed his many attempts to wrest healthcare coverage away from millions of Americans just […]

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EXCLUSIVE interview with Congressman Dan Kildee on July 16 Indivisible Health Care Town Halls

EXCLUSIVE interview with Congressman Dan Kildee on July 16 Indivisible Health Care Town Halls

Michigan Indivisible groups to hold health care town halls in two districts where constituents want answers from their Republican representatives. It’s tempting to feel cynical about American politics right now. But if Congressman Dan Kildee still has faith in democracy, who are any of us to argue? After all, the Democratic Congressman from Flint, Michigan, has witnessed more than his […]

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State Democrats push for Health Care Bill of Rights to protect Michigan residents

State Democrats push for Health Care Bill of Rights to protect Michigan residents

With Republicans in Washington, D.C., determined to gut healthcare access for millions of Americans, Michigan Democrats want to secure state-level protections. As the push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act marches forward in the U.S. Senate, there’s one thing most Americans can agree on: They like the protections the ACA enshrined into law (even when you call the […]

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Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour brings entertainment and engagement to Detroit July 9

Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour brings entertainment and engagement to Detroit July 9

Get your tickets now to be part of all the fun and activism hosted by Lizz Winstead’s awesome repro rights organization. It’s a great time for a great cause. Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour hits the Magic Bag in Ferndale, Mich., on July 9 for an evening of comedy and camaraderie to raise awareness of reproductive rights and […]

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Use personal stories to remind Republicans of the devastating cost of their healthcare bill

Use personal stories to remind Republicans of the devastating cost of their healthcare bill

Fems for Change is using stories to make sure their elected officials understand that the Republican healthcare bill is life-or-death legislation. You can do the same. By all accounts, Republicans just don’t care. They don’t care that their healthcare legislation will leave 22 million Americans without health insurance. They don’t care that people will die. They don’t even seem to […]

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