Arizona Die In — May 10

Protest the House Healthcare bill. Several locations throughout Arizona on Wednesday, May 10. See the featured image for locations.  

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Keep Up the Fight on Healthcare

 Here is where we are, as stated by Indivisible:   Today is a setback, but we always knew the House would be tough for us. We were never supposed to win the House. It’s a majoritarian institution—the party in power sets the rules and decides what gets a vote. Everybody assumed that Trump’s lackeys would jam […]

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TrumpCare: Representative of Clash in Views of Government

We are lucky to have Congressman Tom O’Halleran who voted against this nightmare of a bill. But, he will have a re-election fight in 2018 and our job is to defend him. Moreover, the elements of Trumpcare are representative of the Republican party. Every race in 2018, from Senator Flake to LD-6, is a contest […]

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GOP Health Bill Jeopardizes Out-of-Pocket Caps in Employer Plans – WSJ

Many people who obtain health insurance through their employers could be at risk of losing protections that limit out-of-pocket costs due to a provision proposed in the House Republican health-care bill. Source: GOP Health Bill Jeopardizes Out-of-Pocket Caps in Employer Plans – WSJ

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No Vote on Healthcare Bill Without CBO Scoring

Yet another new amendment to TrumpCare would allow $8 billion more to cover people with pre-existing conditions. No one knows if that’s enough. The bill still allows states to cut essential benefits that are now required under all insurance policies, thus hurting patients who need those benefits by either eliminating them or increasing their costs. […]

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Enlist Your Friends to Save Affordable Care Act

“I would hope it gets changed over there,” Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) told Bloomberg News, echoing other “moderate” members who explicitly said they were willing to pass Trumpcare 3.0 in hopes that the Senate would strip out the harsher provisions. Provisions like pushing sick people into high-risk pools where the cost of their insurance […]

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Call, Write, Post: No to Trumpcare 3.0

TrumpCare 3.0 is likely to come to a vote early this week. The House Rules Committee will meet Monday and Republicans have spent the weekend rustling up votes. This morning, Trump went on Face The Nation and tweeted misleading info about coverage for pre-existing conditions under TrumpCare 3.0.  Yes, it would have “a pool for the pre-existing […]

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Here are the Affordable Care Act’s “Essential Benefits”

These are the essential insurance benefits required by the Affordable Care Act since 2013, according to Healthcare.gov: Every health plan must cover the following services: Ambulatory patient services (outpatient care you get without being admitted to a hospital) Emergency services Hospitalization (like surgery and overnight stays) Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care (both before and after […]

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‘Skinny’ Plans Can’t Trim the Real Fat Under New GOP Health Bill: Experts

Republicans are proposing letting states opt out of the requirement that insurance plans cover a specific set of benefits, but experts say the items likely to be dropped account for a small fraction of the cost of premiums. Source: ‘Skinny’ Plans Can’t Trim the Real Fat Under New GOP Health Bill: Experts – WSJ   This […]

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If Republicans Try (again) to Repeal ACA:

Their second try is even worse than the first, and if a bill comes up, we’ll be issuing an urgent Take Action Alert. For now, know this: An ABC-Washington Post poll released on Tuesday shows that approximately 8 in 10 Democrats, 7 in 10 Independents, and a majority of Republicans want the ACA’s federal protections […]

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