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It’s Time for Medicare for All
Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on the Senate Republican version of Trumpcare because he doesn’t yet have a majority. Some Senate Republicans think the bill doesn’t go get rid of enough of the Affordable Care Act. Others worry that it goes too far – especially in light of the Congressional...
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Despite Delay, Resistance Doubles Down Against Deeply Unpopular Trumpcare Bill
As progressives gear up for a National Day of Action to protest the Republican healthcare bill, more evidence is piling in that Americans don't approve of the Senate plan to repeal and replace the the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. A new poll by NPR/Marist finds that just 17 percent of...
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In Kenosha Kickoff, Ironworker Randy Bryce Hammers On Paul Ryan’s Weakness
Andy Bryce, an ironworker and avid Bernie Sanders surrogate during the 2016 primary, made a direct appeal to working people in Representative Paul Ryan’s district as he officially launched his campaign, challenging the Speaker of the House. “Ryan’s someone who negotiates taking away our health care...
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Marry Me, Senator! 'We Aren't In Love, I Just Want Your Healthcare'
As Senate Republicans attempt to pass legislation that would strip health insurance from 22 million people and potentially cause the deaths of thousands , Indivisible Midlands activists have concluded that the best way to ensure they remain covered is to, well, marry one of their unbetrothed...
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'Resistance Is Working': McConnell Forced to Delay Trumpcare Vote
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators on Tuesday that he would delay the vote on Trumpcare until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill's critics and the tenacity of its opponents. "McConnell doesn't have the votes. He thinks he can...
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Urging Democrats To Go Bold, Warren Says 'The Next Step Is Single Payer'
Speaking to The Wall Street Journal , Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is calling on Democrats to embrace a single-payer healthcare system in order to win back Congress and the White House in upcoming elections. Warren argued that simply blocking the Republican rollback of the Affordable...
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'It's Not Hyperbole': Study Finds Thousands Could Die If Trumpcare Passes
On the heels of the Congressional Budget Office report projecting 22 million people could lose health insurance if the Senate's version of Trumpcare becomes law, a new analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) suggests the legislation could cause the deaths of thousands of people...
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Senate Health Bill Would Kill Essential Homecare Jobs
The Senate Republicans’ “ Better Care Reconciliation Act ,” which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would slash resources needed for Medicaid to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy. The homecare workforce, one of the country’s fastest-growing, would be extremely hard hit by the plan. The...
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Sister Simone: Republican's Trumpcare Plan Is Opposite of 'Pro-Life'
Writing in The Hill on Monday, anti-poverty crusader Sister Simone Campbell took Senate Republicans to task regarding their healthcare bill—and the implications it has for millions of Americans, particularly women and children. As the executive director of NETWORK, the Catholic social justice...
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She's Baaack... To Confront Trumpcare Hypocrisy, 'Granny Off the Cliff' Returns
With just days for Republicans in the U.S. Senate to pass their Trumpcare bill before a congressional recess that begins at the end of this week, an updated version of an iconic ad is back on Monday featuring an elderly woman being foisted from her wheelchair over the edge of a cliff. Taking direct...
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