Author: Amy Lynn Smith

Punishing people with pre-existing conditions is a national disgrace

Punishing people with pre-existing conditions is a national disgrace

House Republicans continue to show their true, cruel colors with the latest amendment to their bill to gut Obamacare. I’m sick of being a pawn in the Republican game of repeal and replace. I’m sick of being punished for having the audacity to live with a pre-existing condition. It’s abundantly clear that House Republicans do not care about the health […]

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Trump puts anti-LGBT activist in charge of civil rights office at Health and Human Services

Trump puts anti-LGBT activist in charge of civil rights office at Health and Human Services

Roger Severino has actively fought LGBT equality, including provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protect LGBT people and others. While we were busy trying to thwart the terrible American Health Care Act (AHCA) last week, President Trump was quietly appointing a terrible Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS/OCR): Roger […]

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Constituent meeting uncovers lies Rep. Dave Trott has told about GOP healthcare plan

Constituent meeting uncovers lies Rep. Dave Trott has told about GOP healthcare plan

Reported here first, U.S. Congressman Dave Trott is caught trying to fool constituents about the American Health Care Act and proves his ignorance about the Affordable Care Act. Ed Weberman has been trying to get a meeting with his Congressman, Dave Trott, for months. Thanks to his persistence, Weberman was successful, traveling to Washington, D.C., on March 21 to meet […]

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Defy the anti-Obamacare propaganda and tell the White House your ACA success story

Defy the anti-Obamacare propaganda and tell the White House your ACA success story

The President is supposed to care about all Americans — not just those who align with his self-serving agenda. Of the many things to be infuriated about since Donald Trump became President, and there are many, his attempt to position Americans as “victims” of Obamacare and solicit Obamacare “disaster” stories from the public is pretty high on the list for […]

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Republican voters, your voices could save the Affordable Care Act

Republican voters, your voices could save the Affordable Care Act

If you’re a Republican — or know someone who is — the time to speak out in support of the ACA is now. The last time I ran into Theresa, I was getting ready to attend the Save Our Healthcare rally in Warren, Mich., in January. Theresa is a lifelong Republican, and I don’t know who she voted for in […]

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Obamacare helped this man manage his mental health conditions while job hunting

Obamacare helped this man manage his mental health conditions while job hunting

Without the Affordable Care Act (ACA), staying well could have wiped out his savings — making it much harder to get back into the workforce. Living with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder can be challenging enough under the best of circumstances. But having to manage these mental health conditions while trying to find a new job is even tougher […]

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Memo to GOP governors: Protecting Medicaid expansion means protecting Obamacare

Memo to GOP governors: Protecting Medicaid expansion means protecting Obamacare

Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee reminds Governor Rick Snyder and others that without the Affordable Care Act, there would be no Medicaid expansion. At the moment, the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is anyone’s guess. Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump promised to repeal the law on the President’s first day in office … but that obviously didn’t […]

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Nearly 200 rally on a Monday to oppose ACA repeal at Rep. Dave Trott’s Michigan office

Nearly 200 rally on a Monday to oppose ACA repeal at Rep. Dave Trott’s Michigan office

Michiganders made their voices heard in support of the Affordable Care Act. Despite it being a work day — with temperatures below freezing — nearly 200 constituents of Michigan Congressman Dave Trott and other concerned citizens rallied in front of his Troy office to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. Protesters bearing signs made a bold […]

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Trump tries to squash ACA insurance enrollment but we can do the outreach ourselves

Trump tries to squash ACA insurance enrollment but we can do the outreach ourselves

He and his henchmen might be able to silence government agencies, but they can’t stop citizens from spreading the word. SEE UPDATE BELOW. Open enrollment for 2017 health insurance ends on January 31, and historically the last few days of enrollment have brought a rush of sign-ups — particularly among young people, as reported by the always-excellent Sarah Kliff in […]

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‘The Affordable Care Act saved my life’ says mother of three being treated for cancer

‘The Affordable Care Act saved my life’ says mother of three being treated for cancer

After losing her job and being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, this woman could not have paid for treatment if it wasn’t for Obamacare. Laurie Merges never expected to be relying on Medicaid. As a highly educated woman with a successful career in corporate sales, she has worked her entire life and is raising three children, a 10-year-old and six-year-old […]

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Former conservative voter has an ‘eye-opening experience’ with Obamacare

Former conservative voter has an ‘eye-opening experience’ with Obamacare

The way the Affordable Care Act helped her family transformed her attitude — and led to a touching interaction with former President Obama. Annette was not always a fan of President Barack Obama. In fact, in 2009 she went to a Tea Party rally protesting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare. She and her entire family were conservative Republican […]

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