Medicare for All?

“Medicare for All” is a bill pending in Congress. It’s never had a hearing. The “Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act,” introduced last year, also has never had a hearing. Nor have ” Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019,” ” Choose Medicare Act,” “Medicare buy-in for 50+.” Other plans with fancy names haven’t even been introduced as […]

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Democrats’ Plan for Healthcare

In 2018 Democrats won by promising to protect Obamacare. On Tuesday, the Democratic-controlled House of Representative moved to make good on that promise. The Democrats’ bill aims to lower health insurance premiums, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and ban the sale of “junk insurance,” which the Trump Administration has authorized insurance companies […]

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Judge’s Ruling on ACA Lands Like a “Stink Bomb”

The Associated Press reports:  “A federal judge’s ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who’ve seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul’s core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people.” Last Friday’s decision by a […]

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Brace for 2019 Premium Increases Due to GOP Sabotage of the Affordable Care Act

The average marketplace enrollee will pay about $1,000 more for health insurance than they should due to mandate repeal and the short-term plan rule. For those living in Arizona’s Congressional District 1 the increase will be higher. Depending on our age and family situation, our health insurance premium will go up between $1500 – $5250 […]

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A Gentle Reminder to the Middle Class About the Cost of Health Insurance

We’re reading that some hard-working people are building up resentment because their health insurance premiums have sky-rocketed this year while those who qualify for Medicaid or ACA subsidies don’t have to pay these increased premiums.  Here’s our message: You should be mad about this; but please direct your anger toward the cause rather than toward […]

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Action Alert: Save the ACA (yes, again)

As of last night, Congressional Republicans are coming after the Affordable Care Act again as they reach for cash to pay for their massive corporate tax cut and elimination of the tax on estates valued at over $5 million. Call and tell your Senators and Representatives that this is just plain wrong. From WaPo, Finance […]

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Birth Control

The Trump administration just heartlessly weakened an ACA mandate that requires insurers to provide coverage for no-cost contraception.  Hundreds of thousands of American women will be at risk of losing access to birth control if their employers chose to seek an exemption from this Obama-era rule. The ACA requirement has saved women billions of dollars […]

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Health Care Sabotage

Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t care about the people he harms in his personal mission to sabotage the ACA. He’s hurting American families in a shameful attempt to score political points and tear down President Obama’s legacy. o    After learning that Iowa requested permission to make certain changes to its ACA exchanges, the President went […]

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Die In – Flagstaff

Join Nationwide DIE IN’s to protest the deadly repeal of the ACA. Monday a 2 hour Senate hearing on Cassidy-Graham will occur before a vote later this week. Trumpcare aka the AHCA, will kill 500,000 Arizonans and 6,000 vets. Republicans are looking for money from cutting health care to use for tax cuts for the wealthy. […]

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“Cruelty, Incompetence, Lies” — not unique to Graham/Cassidy

In this useful essay, Paul Krugman exposes what happens when modern Republicans are asked to govern. To become particularly outraged, read the Vox.com article to which he provides a link. The point is that Republicans treatment of health care is not limited to health care. Cruelty, Incompetence, Lies

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