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Stop the Senate Republican Health Care Obscenity This Week
This is it. The Senate has to decide on health care.
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The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid
Bad enough that the Republican Senate bill would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. Even worse, it unravels the Medicaid Act of 1965 – which, even before Obamacare, provided health insurance to millions of poor households and elderly. It’s done with a sleight-of-hand intended to elude not only...
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Trump: I Will Defend Medicaid. Also Trump: I Support Bill That Destroys Medicaid.
Trump "is putting millions of lives at stake" by supporting a bill that slashes Medicaid. "But he doesn't seem to care."
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Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us
President Donald Trump’s long-promised repeal of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, edges closer to reality, as the Senate releases its secretly written version of the House’s American Health Care Act—the very bill that Trump first championed, then recently reportedly called “mean.” The...
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Once Passed, Medicaid Cuts Won’t Be Easily Reversed
Despite promises that the emerging Senate health bill will moderate the health coverage cuts in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate not only is retaining the House bill’s fundamental restructuring of the Medicaid program — a “per capita cap” on federal funding — but is...
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Report: GOP Senate Plan Would 'Gouge Poor People' With Even Deeper Medicaid Cuts
"This change would thoroughly demolish Medicaid funding over time, much more so than even the House bill," wrote Slate 's Jordan Weissmann
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Trump Cuts Critical Services to Pay for Wealthy Tax Cuts
At a recent press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Marta Conner told reporters, “My daughter Caroline is alive because of Medicaid.” Caroline suffers from Rett Syndrome , a rare, debilitating neurodevelopmental disease that prevents her from using her hands, talking, and walking. Marta says that...
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Trump "Simply Doesn't Care": Six Members of HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel Resign
Final straw, they say, was president's pushing of healthcare legislation that would deal devastating blow to HIV community
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Tennessee Dads Ask Senators for a Simple Father's Day Gift
A group of Tennessee dads gathered inside a dimly-lit parking garage on a rainy Nashville day to send a message to their senators, Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander. Their message was simple: this Father’s Day, they want their senators to protect Medicaid. The assembled dads each had letters about the...
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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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