June 27 in Our Dystopian USA

Heather Cox Richardson (slightly adapted) The Trump administration did not respond until almost 5:00 this evening to last night’s astonishing news that Russian operatives had offered bounties on US soldiers during the Afghanistan peace talks, and that the administration had been briefed on this development back in March and had chosen not to respond. The […]

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Push Back! Messaging This Week.

Trump’s gaslighting is dangerous. We need to push back with timely messaging, so stay tuned to what fits with the news. Yet, remember, to paraphrase James Carville from the 1992 campaign, “It’s healthcare, stupid.” This year, healthcare may be tied closely to his original message, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Trump’s China rhetoric may be resonating […]

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Health Care Is A Right Town Hall

Healthcare as a Right Town Hall in Flagstaff, AZ We waste hundreds of billions of dollars every year on unnecessary administrative costs, while healthcare industry executives measure success in profits, instead of patient care. The Healthcare is a Right Town Hall will feature a panel of medical professionals discussing how a new and improved Medicare […]

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Letter to the editor: HR-3 should be passed immediately

I believe HR-3 should be passed immediately. Arizonans should not accept paying significantly more for healthcare than the rest of the developed world. House Resolution 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, will help reduce exorbitant drug prices. This legislation is backed by our Congressman, Tom O’Halleran, passing successfully out of the […]

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Letter to the Editor: ACA in limbo after court ruling

Americans are asking for better health care. Actually, they are demanding increased access to health care providers. We voted in a majority of Democrats to the House of Representatives in 2018 to address the issue of access. Unable to pass any real reform due to the Republican held Senate and White House, it will be […]

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Elect Democrats to LD-6 to support women’s rights

From 2011 through 2017, abortion rates in nearly all states of the U.S. declined. The big news is that states where Republicans have successfully restricted abortion access showed no bigger declines than elsewhere. A key factor in the decline is that there were fewer pregnancies nationwide. This according to a study released this September by […]

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Democrats on the Issues: Healthcare

by Ryan Anderson, Coconino County Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman Editor’s Note: Our County Party is neutral among Democratic candidates until one of those candidates becomes the party’s nominee; however, our precinct committee people are encouraged to analyze positions and share their thoughts as well as support the candidates of their choice. Here is another thoughtful piece […]

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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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Thankful for Sinema’s measured approach to policy

I wanted to write a brief note to say that I believe Senator Sinema’s tenure in the Senate has been measured and focused. It’s something that is rare these days of partisan rhetoric and finger-pointing. Her demeanor has shown that she is the perfect person to fill Senator McCain’s centrist shoes. She stays below the […]

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President has no plan for health care

Republicans and Trump are trying to strip millions of Americans of their health care insurance. Despite losing the House of Representatives over a lack of direction on health care, Republicans are still trying to derail the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, by appealing to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn it. We […]

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