LeeAnn Hall

LeeAnn Hall

LeeAnn Hall is co-executive director of People's Action and People's Action Institute, a national organization of a million people in 30 states fighting for economic, environmental, racial, and gender justice.

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"Most working-age adults who use Medicaid already work, and many of them have jobs thanks to Medicaid — not despite it." (Photo: David McSpadden / Flickr) Views
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Trump’s Gift for the Unemployed: Kicking Them Off Health Care
On January 11, the Trump administration issued a cruel announcement: If you can’t find a job, don’t count on being able to get health care. Under an unprecedented new policy , the administration will let states kick people off Medicaid for the crime of being unemployed. Instead of providing good...
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"We are gaining the audacity to color outside the lines drawn for us by our failed political establishment." (Photo: Mobilus In Mobili/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, December 22, 2017
We Can Take the Lead in Remaking America
We remember well the sense of horror we felt at the beginning of 2017. There was a sickness deep in our stomachs at the very mention of the words “Trump administration,” not to mention what that administration planned to unleash: a border wall, evisceration of health care, a Muslim ban, the...
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The rich get richer and the rest of us lose income, health care, and other essential services like housing, food, and education. (And don’t think they won’t come for Social Security next.) Views
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Tax Cuts for the Rich, Paid for with Your Health Care
When Republican leaders tried to repeal health care in the spring and summer, many Americans raised the alarm and made a ruckus. We asked hard questions, looked at the independent analyses, held town halls, told our health care stories, and took to the streets. Because of that overwhelming...
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The benefits of CHIP are profound, and have a ripple effect. By ensuring adequate care, CHIP eliminates a major factor that keeps children from attending and excelling at school, and thriving in our society. Views
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Millions of Lives at Risk as GOP Lets CHIP Expire
Nine million children in this country are at the brink of losing health coverage. What do our lawmakers say about this? Not a damn word. Why? Because they care more about themselves than our children, and our country’s future. But if they won’t speak up, we will. On Saturday, Congress allowed CHIP...
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"The Republicans have shown us that they have no ideas of their own for how to reform health care. But we do. The path forward is to take health care out of the market and make it available to every person in this country as a human right," the author writes. (Photo: CSPAN) Views
Monday, July 31, 2017
People, Not Politicians, Beat Healthcare Repeal
In Friday’s early morning hours, news outlets had their spotlights trained on Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), casting him as the decisive player in the latest health repeal drama. When McCain walked to the front of the room, flagged the clerk, and gave a thumbs down, reporters immediately dashed out of...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Health Victory Opens Way to Better Care for All
Today, we have a lot to celebrate. We saved health care for 23 million people – and for our whole country. Yes, it was the months of tireless effort by opponents of the Trump-Republican health care repeal effort that set the stage for the legislative defeat that Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Rural Communities Lose Most With Health Repeal
The GOP health bill won’t just roll back Obamacare – it will end Medicaid as we know it. For thirty years, I’ve helped people fight for health care. In one of my proudest moments, I worked with people in small towns across Idaho to expand Medicaid for children. So I’ve seen what people can...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Hometowns Rising To Win Health Care For All
Back in January, a victory on health care seemed a long way away. Today, we’re still in a big fight to protect the health care that we need and that everyone deserves. It’s not just the Affordable Care Act that they’re going after. The right wing is going after Medicaid, Medicare, the Indian Health...
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Health Care Victory Paves Way for Redoubled Resistance
On Thursday, People’s Action was pulling out all the stops to defeat Republicans’ plan to repeal health care on the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – and preparing to take the fight to the Senate. Come Friday, we celebrated a stunning victory for community organizing, and the popular...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
We Have The Chance Now To Go Bold On Health Care – And Freedom – For All
The House of Representatives is slated to vote Thursday on a health care repeal bill that will gut the Affordable Care Act and end Medicaid as we know it. In legislative and human terms, passage of the bill would set us back not to 2009 but to 1964. But even if the Republicans succeed in repealing...
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