Category: healthcare

I’ve Been Covering Politics for 16 Years. I’ve Never Seen Anything Like Trumpcare’s Collapse Last Night.

I’ve Been Covering Politics for 16 Years. I’ve Never Seen Anything Like Trumpcare’s Collapse Last Night.

I’ve been covering politics for 16 years and obsessively tracking current events since my high school goth phase. And I’ve never seen anything like I did last night when the U.S. Senate’s version of Trumpcare spectacularly went down. You couldn’t script a more dramatic scenario, with U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who survived five years in the Hanoi Hilton only […]

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Governor Snyder, please, it’s time to show leadership in the debate over Trumpcare

Governor Snyder, please, it’s time to show leadership in the debate over Trumpcare

Dear Gov. Snyder, It’s no secret that I have been highly critical of you and your administration since you took office in 2010. However, I have lauded your decision to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and, because of it, hundreds of thousands of Michiganders now have health insurance that they wouldn’t have otherwise, most of whom […]

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Freedom is Medicare for All

Freedom is Medicare for All

Recently on the radio program Stateside, I argued that when it comes to message, Democrats need to do a better job of showing voters how core American values drive our policy ideas. Sounds great in the abstract, but the devil’s in how to execute, right? Well, on the issue of healthcare, here’s a powerful story from my neighbor and friend […]

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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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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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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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Episode 33 – You CAN defeat Trumpcare! with special guest Topher Spiro

Episode 33 – You CAN defeat Trumpcare! with special guest Topher Spiro

The show notes for Episode 33 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/05/episode-33-you-can-defeat-trumpcare-with-special-guest-topher-spiro.html Paul N. Van de Water at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Trump Budget May Break Promise to Protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid Georgetown University Health Policy Institute: Proposed Medicaid Changes Would Put Medical Decisions for Kids in Hands of States Instead of Parents and Pediatricians Andy Slavitt on the […]

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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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