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An Open Letter to the US Senate Regarding Cassidy-Graham

I went to DC this week to take meetings, and in my free time, I decided to advocate against this travesty of a mockery of a sham of a healthcare bill, Cassidy-Graham. Having seen Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak against it from the Senate Gallery this past Monday, I wrote this letter, …Continue reading […]

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The New GOP Health Care Repeal Plan is the Most Terrifying of Them All

As Brit living in America, it is difficult to express the horror I feel when watching politicians play political football with people’s health care. While there are fierce debates as to how to fund the NHS, the notion that someone could not get health care because they couldn’t afford it is …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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There’s a New Obamacare Repeal Bill in Town (but Hopefully Not for Long)

Republicans in Congress have to pass their repeal of the Affordable Care Act by September 30, or else it’s not going to happen. That means Zombie Trumpcare has risen again, and at least a few lawmakers think it has a chance. Take a look at what’s in this bill, because you might want to make […]

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Democrats Are Starting to Embrace Medicare for All. Thanks Obama!

Even though it doesn’t have a chance of passing (there’s not an elected Republican in America that would vote for it), the Democrats are embracing Bernie’s “Medicare for All” bill. Emboldened by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, and the Republican effort to dismantle former President Barack …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Obamacare Repeal Is Dead (For Now)—Here’s What That Means for Your Healthcare

Last night, in a thrilling drama that entertains the sort of people who stay up late chatting on Twitter about Senate votes, three Republicans voted against their party’s third and final health care bill, and the measure is officially dead. So what happens now?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Senate Republicans Are Playing Three-Card-Monte with Your Healthcare

Back in 2009 and early 2010, my writing endeavors mainly orbited a single issue: the passage of healthcare reform and, secondarily, the inclusion of a “public option” health insurance plan created and run by the federal government. It was a nearly year-long ordeal that included all of the drama …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Total Collapse of the GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Efforts Just Gave Democrats a lot of Power

Once upon a time, there was a political party that existed only to tear things down. They used to know how to build but they decided it was easier to destroy and they were experts at it. But one day, they took over the entire government without meaning to and quickly realized that only tearing […]

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Trumpcare is Even Worse for America Than You Think

Right now, as Senate Republicans literally hide from their constituents, the debate over repealing Obamacare is almost entirely focused on how many people will lose access to healthcare and how large the tax cuts for the rich will be. Essentially, the conversation is about those at the top stepping …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Jill Stein Doesn’t Care About Republicans Stealing Your Healthcare

Take a few minutes to look over Jill Stein’s Facebook wall and Twitter feed. If this was your primary source of information, you would literally have no idea that Republicans are on the brink of taking healthcare away from 24 million Americans to pay for a one Trillion dollar tax cut for the rich. …Continue […]

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Obama’s Blistering Post on Republican Health Care Bill Must Be Read by Every American

The only way to stop the GOP from wrecking health care in America is to get as much information out about their ludicrous plan as possible, and then act on it by demanding your congressman or woman doesn’t vote for it.  Yesterday, President Obama weighed in on the bill proposed by Republicans …Continue reading Continue […]

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Mitch McConnell’s Sh*tty “Healthcare” Abomination is a Massive Tax Cut for the Rich and That’s the Entire Point

As Mitch McConnell allows us filthy peasants to finally see the healthcare bill he’s been crafting in secret, we’re finding that instead of making the already cruel and sadistic House bill “better”, he’s made it worse. With deeper cuts to Medicaid, McConnell is counting on the cosmetic …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republicans Just Banned News Footage of Them Running Away From Obamacare Questions

A few hours ago, NBC’s Kasie Hunt tweeted out the following:There is exactly one reason for Senate Republicans to do this: They’re afraid to own the  legislation that strips 24 million Americans of their healthcare. After witnessing the nightmare House Republicans endured at their town halls, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Best Ways to Make Your Voice Heard About the New Health Care Bill

You probably haven’t heard much about the Senate’s version of the health care bill, because a small committee has been working on it in secret. They’re currently planning zero public hearings, and trying to send it to the Congressional Budget Office before making any text public to the American people. If you don’t…Read more… Continue […]

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Follow These People on Twitter to Understand What’s Happening With Health Care

In the beginning, there was Obamacare. Since January, we’ve seen “repeal and replace,” “repeal and repair,” a draft American Health Care Act, a near-vote in the house, two new amendments, an actual vote in the house, and now whispers about the Senate’s rewrite, which should become public any day now.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Need to Know About Pre-Existing Conditions Under Trumpcare

The current edition of Trumpcare is pretty awful for people with pre-existing conditions, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis (the “CBO score”) confirmed this week. But do you know if you have a pre-existing condition? Does sexual assault count as one? Let’s take a look.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Get Ready for $1,000 IUDs and $1,600 Colonoscopies Under Trumpcare

We’ve been living high on the hog these last few years: getting mammograms and colonoscopies whenever we need them, vaccinating ourselves against cancer-causing viruses for free, preventing unwanted babies from showing up in our wombs without having to spend our rent money to do so. But those days might be over soon,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Paul Ryan Just Got Some Very Bad News After Trumpcare Victory

Well that didn’t take very long. The cases of celebratory beer were still slightly chilled when the Cook Report delivered some very bad news:Republicans’ 217-213 passage of the American Health Care Act on Thursday guarantees Democrats will have at least one major on-the-record vote to exploit in …Continue reading Continue Reading at http://thedailybanter.com

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How to Get Your Friends to Go Along With a Bad Idea

Sometimes you have a really bad idea, but you need friends to help you pull it off. Maybe it’s something that will benefit you but not them; or maybe you’ve all talked yourself into believing that this obviously stupid idea has some kind of upside.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Your Friends to Go Along With a Bad Idea

Sometimes you have a really bad idea, but you need friends to help you pull it off. Maybe it’s something that will benefit you but not them; or maybe you’ve all talked yourself into believing that this obviously stupid idea has some kind of upside.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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