Tag: ACA

A tale of two Congressmen and healthcare protections for people with pre-existing conditions

A tale of two Congressmen and healthcare protections for people with pre-existing conditions

I’m delighted to share the following essay with you from my friend Mark Schauer. I worked hard to help get Mark elected to Congress representing Michigan’s 7th Congressional District in 2008 and to try to get him elected as governor in 2014. He’s a fierce warrior for the issues and values that are important to progressives and continues to make […]

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Health insurance options for transgender people keep improving, despite Trump’s ACA sabotage attempts

Health insurance options for transgender people keep improving, despite Trump’s ACA sabotage attempts

New analysis from Out2Enroll shows that insurers are providing increasingly better coverage for transgender people. President Trump and his cronies have been trying desperately to sabotage Obamacare and trample on the rights of transgender people, belittling both in the process. But their despicable plans are not working. Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is going strong. And a new […]

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Act now! Sign up for 2018 health insurance Nov. 1 through Dec. 15

Act now! Sign up for 2018 health insurance Nov. 1 through Dec. 15

Don’t let attempts at sabotage make you miss out. Get smart about getting covered. Donald Trump and company don’t want you to know this, but you can sign up for 2018 health insurance from November 1 through December 15, 2017. Try as they might to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare (which I wrote about HERE), the fact […]

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Rep. Dan Kildee calls ACA sabotage “the most cynical use of public authority I’ve seen”

Rep. Dan Kildee calls ACA sabotage “the most cynical use of public authority I’ve seen”

The Congressman from Flint, Mich., urges citizens to be heard; warns of “human consequences” if Congress doesn’t stop Trump’s sabotage. It’s not just speculation: Donald Trump has bragged that he’s trying to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And it’s death by a million cuts. He’s slashed funding to educate consumers about the open enrollment period for 2018 — which […]

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The Trump administration is no longer trying to hide its blatant & shameless sabotage of the Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration is no longer trying to hide its blatant & shameless sabotage of the Affordable Care Act

It’s no secret that Donald Trump and his administration have been playing politics with the Affordable Care Act, trying to kill it by the death by a thousand cuts: They won’t commit to the cost sharing reductions to help stabilize the markets, forcing many if not most insurers to raise their premiums. They decreased the budget for healthcare “navigators” who […]

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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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Zombie #Trumpcare can still die – here’s how

Zombie #Trumpcare can still die – here’s how

It took bringing a man with a fresh diagnosis of brain cancer (for which he receives government-paid healthcare to fight) back to Washington, DC from 2,300 miles away in Arizona to do it but Mitch McConnell managed to open debate on Trumpcare this afternoon. It’s a bill that’s got only 12% support in counties that Trump himself won in 2016 […]

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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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Ted Cruz’s plan to discriminate against the sick is so vile that insurers finally see their industry is at stake

Ted Cruz’s plan to discriminate against the sick is so vile that insurers finally see their industry is at stake

The insurance industry says it will lead to “widespread terminations of coverage” but it let Republicans get to this point In case you haven’t noticed, conservatives have already won the battle of Trumpcare. The new Senate bill has kept its massive cuts to Medicaid, which kicks 14-15 million off the program in the first decade and gets much worse in […]

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