Tag: Congress

Michigan Congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson knows what’s good for America’s health

Michigan Congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson knows what’s good for America’s health

Davidson sees a clear path to victory in Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, because he knows how to listen to what people need. Being an emergency room (ER) physician working the night shift is an eye-opening experience, even when you know the ins and outs of the healthcare system. Dr. Rob Davidson has seen enough to know it’s time for a […]

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Rep. Dan Kildee: Congress must uphold its commitment to children and reauthorize CHIP

Rep. Dan Kildee: Congress must uphold its commitment to children and reauthorize CHIP

The health of nine million children is at risk, with even more at stake in hard-hit Flint. It’s bad enough that if Congress does not act to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), nine million lower-income children will lose the health insurance that allows them to see a doctor or go to the dentist. The problem is even worse […]

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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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‘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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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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#PinkOut Day Facts: How defunding Planned Parenthood would put health and lives at risk

#PinkOut Day Facts: How defunding Planned Parenthood would put health and lives at risk

While anti-choice activists try to take down the organization with misinformation, it’s imperative to defend the facts. For #PinkOut Day, the most important thing I can share is the truth. The truth is something supporters of Planned Parenthood like me have on our side. While opponents peddle lies, all we have to do is tell the truth. I wrote the […]

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How defunding Planned Parenthood would put health and lives at risk

How defunding Planned Parenthood would put health and lives at risk

While anti-choice activists try to fight the truth with misinformation, it’s imperative to defend the facts. This post is not about abortion. It’s about people’s health and lives. I’m not shying away from the fact that abortion is a legal healthcare service, and that it accounts for 3 percent of the services Planned Parenthood provides. No one is denying that […]

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Stand with Planned Parenthood — you’ll be in great company

Stand with Planned Parenthood — you’ll be in great company

The healthcare provider is under attack. Let’s rally the troops. Imagine someone who always looked out for you was getting beat up by the school bully, or was getting smeared by an enemy at work who was telling vicious lies about them. You’d leap to their defense, right? After all, if they’ve been there for you — no matter what […]

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell champions Medicare coverage for hearing aids

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell champions Medicare coverage for hearing aids

Less than 30 percent of older adults who need hearing aids actually get them. Rep. Dingell is determined to change that. This week, let’s do more than celebrate 50 years of Medicare, one of the most successful social programs in this country’s history. Let’s also talk about how we can improve Medicare over the next 50 years. That’s the message […]

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INTERVIEW: Rep. Dan Kildee on gamesmanship in Congress and leveling the playing field

INTERVIEW: Rep. Dan Kildee on gamesmanship in Congress and leveling the playing field

Why the current Congress isn’t working for the people — and how Democrats can change that. Do you miss “Schoolhouse Rock”? Me, too. And there’s no question that many members of the current U.S. House of Representatives, particularly Republicans, could benefit from a re-run, a refresher course on how legislating is actually supposed to work. During the Netroots Nation conference […]

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Bobby McKenzie and the DCCC are optimistic about Michigan’s 11th Congressional District

Bobby McKenzie and the DCCC are optimistic about Michigan’s 11th Congressional District

Named an Emerging District in the DCCC’s Red to Blue program, MI-11 could be a winner for Democrats. On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced the first 35 districts in its Red to Blue program. These candidates — which include Jerry Cannon (MI-01) and Pam Byrnes (MI-07) — have earned a spot on Red to Blue by surpassing […]

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