Category: Affordable Care Act

Why does the GOP want to cut the super rich’s taxes while raising taxes on the middle class?

Why does the GOP want to cut the super rich’s taxes while raising taxes on the middle class?

Here’s one question that every Republican at every town hall needs to be asked ASAP The GOP’s nameless Affordable Care Act “replacement” has been leaked after reportedly being pulled for review by the CBO because it was about to be scored as not adding any coverage over straight repeal and the numbers look atrocious. It is what we expected to […]

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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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I honestly don’t believe that Trump voters want to take Nathaniel’s Medicaid

I honestly don’t believe that Trump voters want to take Nathaniel’s Medicaid

Most Trump voters do not yet comprehend the sort of mass cruelty Paul Ryan has planned for them Kim and Rich Rankin are the kind of people any voter should love. They called the boy with “soft eyes” who they adopted “Nathaniel,” which means “God’s gift” in Hebrew. “Adopting Nathaniel also meant taking on his host of medical issues,” Dom […]

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Episode 20 – Don’t believe the hype! “Anyone who says ACA repeal is fait accompli is just wrong” wsg Andy Slavitt

Episode 20 – Don’t believe the hype! “Anyone who says ACA repeal is fait accompli is just wrong” wsg Andy Slavitt

The show notes for Episode 20 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/episode-20-get-active-anyone-who-says-aca-repeal-is-fait-accompli-is-just-wrong-wsg-aslavitt.html STAT OF THE WEEK – Les Leopold at The National Memo – As the top 1% saw their incomes rise 198% from 1978 to 2015, the bottom half’s incomes DECLINED by 1%. Laurel Raymond at ThinkProgress: Hundreds of Republican lawmakers aren’t holding town halls this recess Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Republican […]

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If the Affordable Care Act is saved, it will happen THIS week

If the Affordable Care Act is saved, it will happen THIS week

This is a serious ‘people should be in the streets with their flaming pitchforks of rage’ moment Here’s where we are at on repeal of the Affordable Care Act: It was supposed to happen on January 20. It didn’t. That’s good. Some Republicans in the Senate are demanding a replacement be passed along with repeal. Republicans can only lose 2 […]

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We’ve held off repeal of the ACA — but the millionaires are getting restless

We’ve held off repeal of the ACA — but the millionaires are getting restless

GOP still plans to replace insurance for 25 million with a ‘congratulations for your struggle’ You may not remember but Obamacare was supposed to be repealed by now. “The reality is that the ground has shifted enormously in a very short time,” Topher Spiro, Vice President for Health Policy, told me. “Right after the election, Republicans vowed to have a […]

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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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