Category: Affordable Care Act

Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days

Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days

Just a snapshot of the insanity of about 40 hours in the Trump era We constantly talk about how we have to exist on two tracks — one that pretends that we have a functioning democracy and another where rising authoritarian kleptocracy is doing its best to help excuse Russia’s meddling in our election. So in the lead up to […]

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Happy birthday, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Happy birthday, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Seven years ago today, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Hussein Obama: Thank you to President Obama, every Democrat who voted for it, every organization that advocated for it, and, most importantly, every grassroots organizer and activist that worked to get it passed. Meanwhile, sorry this dick move didn’t work out for […]

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Republican “healthcare” plan will create thousands more unwanted pregnancies while reducing prenatal/newborn care

Republican “healthcare” plan will create thousands more unwanted pregnancies while reducing prenatal/newborn care

On our podcast this week, LOLGOP and I discussed this topic but, in light of recent developments, it bears more discussion. First, we got news from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) scoring of the Republican “healthcare” plan – the American Health Care Act (AHCA) [note the missing word: “affordable”] – that, if it is passed and the Affordable Care […]

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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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Who knew health care could be so complicated? — a brief history lesson from @JohnDingell

Who knew health care could be so complicated? — a brief history lesson from @JohnDingell

The Godfather of Universal Health Care puts the debate about uninsuring 24 million Americans in context [View the story “Who knew health care could be so complicated?” on Storify]

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HOT MIC MOMENT: Millionaire Republican Rep. Trott & team plan to portray constituents as “un-American” after townhall (UPDATED x4)

HOT MIC MOMENT: Millionaire Republican Rep. Trott & team plan to portray constituents as “un-American” after townhall (UPDATED x4)

Millionaire Republican David Trott (MI-11) held a raucous townhall meeting this past weekend where upwards of one thousand of his constituents tried to attend, many of whom were left out in the cold because the venue they chose was too small to contain them all. Not by accident, of course: Solicitous staffers had taken every precaution to limit the damage, […]

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The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it

The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it

Tax breaks for the rich paid for with ‘unspeakable misery for millions of American families’ Despite a report from the Congressional Budget Office that projects that the American Health Care Act will leave 24 million Americans uninsured while driving up costs for almost everyone who purchases insurance on their own, House Republicans have scheduled a vote on the bill for […]

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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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AHCA! AHCA! Who wins in GOP repeal of the Affordable Care Act: Insurance companies and the wealthy

AHCA! AHCA! Who wins in GOP repeal of the Affordable Care Act: Insurance companies and the wealthy

At a public appearance this past weekend, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg told the crowd at an impromptu townhall, “Remember, the Affordable Care Act was passed without CBO [Congressional Budget Office] scoring.” This is false. Although the CBO hadn’t scored earlier versions of the ACA passed in the House and Senate, the final bill was scored several days before the final […]

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Trumpcare contains a brutal secret attack on the working poor

Mike Bishop, Fred Upton and Tim Walberg all voted to gut Medicaid. How many more Michigan Republicans will join them? Three Michigan Republicans voted to kill Medicaid expansion this week, which covers 640,000 Michiganders and adds an estimated 30,000 jobs to the state’s economy. The American Health Care Act AKA LoserCare passed out of the House Ways and Means Committee […]

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Never forget Paul Ryan’s massive cruelty

Never forget Paul Ryan’s massive cruelty

He’s willing to enable a dictatorship to live out his dream of transferring trillions to the richest How did a president who promised “insurance for everyone” end up backing a bill that will uninsure millions? The answer is simple: Paul Ryan. This doesn’t assume that Trump would want anything better or wants anything at all but massive tax-free gains for […]

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