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The GOP Tax Scam Two-Step: Explode the Deficit With Cuts for Rich, Then Screw the Poor
"Mark my words: As soon as the Republican tax bill passes, Republicans are going to insist on cutting Medicare and Social Security to cut the deficit," said Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Sanders Demands Ryan, McConnell Come Clean on GOP Plan to Gut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security
"The bottom line is that the American people have a right to know exactly how you plan to pay for a $1.4 trillion increase in the deficit before, not after, tax legislation is signed into law," Sanders wrote in a letter to GOP leaders
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Seema Verma and Donald Trump News
In 'Twisted' Push, Trump Admin Encourages States to Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid
Healthcare experts warn changes would jeopardize healthcare for poorest and most vulnerable Americans
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Trump GOP Medicare Medicaid Tax Cuts News
216 GOP House Members Just Voted to Destroy the Safety Net and Deliver a Trillion-Dollar Tax Cut to the Rich
"The representatives who just chose the bank accounts of their donors over the health and wellbeing of their constituents should be ashamed."
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Trump Revives Notorious GOP Dog Whistle in Call for 'Welfare Reform'
Like Reagan before him, Trump is deploying the infamous "welfare queen" myth to justify shredding the safety net
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and other Republican leaders News
What Trump Calls "Great," All 50 State Directors of Medicaid Say Is Terrible
"This is BANANAS," says Sen. Chris Murphy. "You couldn't get ALL 50 state Medicaid directors to agree any anything else in healthcare policy."
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Covering All People With Single Payer, Says GOP Senator, Is Not Money 'Properly Spent'
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) apparently supports states' rights, unless that state wants to guarantee healthcare to all its people
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Federal grants also provide the flexibility to implement innovative, community-centered approaches to help people struggling with addiction. Views
We Can’t Fight the Opioid Crisis Without Adequate Health Care
"I believe we can beat this epidemic."
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 "Reagan set the tone for a conservative war against Medicaid that is now in its 52nd year." Views
The War on Medicaid Is Moving to the States
In the early 1960s, as the Johnson administration worked to enact Medicare and Medicaid, then-actor Ronald Reagan traveled the country as a spokesman for the American Medical Association, warning of the danger the legislation posed to the nation. “Behind it will come other federal programs that...
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Remembering 'The Americans with Disabilities Act' and the Movement that Generated It
Many Americans were surprised that some of the most militant responses to the proposed Republican health care plan came from disability activists – who staged a “die-in” outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in late June that resulted in at least one person being removed from...
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