Author: Amy Lynn Smith

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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It’s “do or die” time to stop Trumpcare and save healthcare for millions

It’s “do or die” time to stop Trumpcare and save healthcare for millions

Join Democratic Senators in pushing back against the disastrous Republican healthcare bill. It’s coming down to just a few days — and a few votes. That was the message from Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer to a group of healthcare advocates assembled on an emergency call by Families USA today. In fact, he said, “Do or die weekend is this […]

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Three Democratic proposals for improving Obamacare that Republicans refuse to hear

Three Democratic proposals for improving Obamacare that Republicans refuse to hear

Congressman Dan Kildee refutes the lie Republicans keep pedaling in their scheme to shove their terrible healthcare legislation through Congress. A popular Republican talking point is the false notion that Democrats have not offered any suggestions for improving the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). That way, they can claim that the only way to fix the ACA is to repeal […]

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Congressman Dan Kildee calls out Republicans on “cynical legislative ploys” of AHCA

Congressman Dan Kildee calls out Republicans on “cynical legislative ploys” of AHCA

The Congressman from Flint, Michigan, explains why the American Health Care Act isn’t really about healthcare at all. By now, you’ve surely seen it: The beer bash at the White House where House Republicans jubilantly celebrated robbing an estimated 24 million Americans (and counting) of their health insurance after their “repeal and replace” vote on the American Health Care Act […]

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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. [NOTE: This post was written when the House was debating the AHCA, but it remains true about every Republican attempt to repeal the ACA.] I’m sick of being a pawn in the Republican game of repeal and replace. I’m sick of […]

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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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