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PSA: Sign Up for Health Insurance Now

The open enrollment period on healthcare.gov ends December 15, and the current administration is hoping you forget all about it. And yes, the Affordable Care Act is still fully in effect, so take advantage while it lasts. Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been stalling:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The GOP Tax Bill is an Abomination. Now Get Mad.

I woke up this morning with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, because I knew that as soon as I turned on my phone, I’d get a notification of the Republican’s “accomplishment” on my phone. Late last night, the Republican Party displayed their true colors by passing their tax bill that, …Continue reading […]

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McCain May Sink Obamacare and Screw America After All

For those of you on tenterhooks concerning the disastrous new GOP tax bill, your worrying is about to get worse: John McCain, the deciding vote in killing the last two GOP attempts to destroy Obamacare, just announced he will support this bill today, saying: “I believe this legislation, though far …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The Senate’s New Tax Bill Could Raise Your Health Insurance Premiums, Again

The latest tax bill being proposed by GOP senators contains a teensy detail that would repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. That’s right, just after we thought Trumpcare was dead for good (we never really thought that, though, right?) here comes a smaller, sneaky version.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Uber Needs Obamacare to Work Just as Much as Trump Wants It to Fail

As the Trump administration guts spending on marketing campaigns for Obamacare, aiming (unsuccessfully) to undercut enrollment, tech companies are launching their own campaigns to promote insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Religious Employers May Not Be Able to Take Away Your Birth Control After All

Back in October when the president signed an executive order about birth control coverage, we thought—and he probably thought—that it would allow religious employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees. Notre Dame thought that too. But it appears all of us were wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Health Insurance Suddenly Just Got Cheaper for a Lot of People

2017 is a strange year to buy health insurance. Some weird and bad things have happened, and it seems like we should expect insurance plans to become more expensive. But it turns out that a lot of people may now be able to get cheaper insurance, and for an odd reason.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Sign Up for Health Insurance This Year

Believe it or not, the Affordable Care Act is still in effect. Most people who don’t have coverage through work can buy a plan off the Marketplace (the so-called “Obamacare plans”) for $100/month or less, starting November 1. Signing up is trickier this year, though, so we’ve put together a guide with the most…Read more… […]

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Trump is Manufacturing His Own Twisted Reality, and His People Are Buying Every Lie

In Patton Oswalt’s latest standup special on Netflix, he described the challenges of covering Donald Trump’s presidency as a comedian. He observed that as soon as he develops a joke about something Trump has said or done, it’s almost immediately old news, replaced by whatever the newest crazy thing …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trumpcare Just Snuck in Through the Back Door

After 900 failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (that number may be a little off, it’s been a long year), President Trump took two actions yesterday that could destroy insurance markets. Don’t panic yet. Your current insurance still works, and you’ll still be able to buy an “Obamacare” plan for next year.…Read more… […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Every Sperm is Sacred

The Banter Long Read: Earlier this week, the White House signaled its support for a bill that would criminalize all abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and your support directly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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No, Tom Price Is Not Repaying Taxpayers for All His Expensive Jet Travel

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price—the Donald Trump administration’s point man on putting a bullet between the Affordable Care Act’s eyes—ran up more than $400,000 in charter flights between May and September 23rd instead of flying commercial.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Dear Beltway Press: Seriously, Stop Repeating Republican Lies

Look no further than this headline from The Hill to explain why America is such a dumpster fire right now:White House aide: ‘Pre-existing conditions continue to be covered’ under ObamaCare repeal billThat is based on two interviews given by White House legislative affairs director Marc …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What The F*ck Is Wrong With David Sirota?

On Wednesday, David Sirota, in conjunction with Josh Keefe and Andrew Perez, broke a story about Republican New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez being involved in exactly the kind of “pay to play” scheme she was elected to stop. It’s journalism at its best and even though it’s unlikely to take …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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What You Need to Know About the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill (aka Zombie Trumpcare)

The fight to repeal Obamacare on only Republican votes will end when September does, thanks to a budget deadline. Like any good drama, it’s got us on the edge of our seat right up until the grand finale. The current villain (or hero?), the Graham-Cassidy bill, is gaining steam and may have a chance of […]

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Return Of The Zombie: The GOP Is Trying to Repeal Obamacare Again, And It Might Actually Work This Time

The zombie is back. Just when you thought the crusade to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was dead — beheaded and dismembered by Lisa Murkowski, John McCain and Susan Collins, along with the entire Democratic caucus — we’re back here again, so grab your phones and town hall “DISAGREE” …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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Trump Slashes Obamacare Ad Budget in Yet Another Sign of His Astonishing Cruelty

The Trump administration’s announcement that it is slashing the Affordable Care Act advertising budget by a whopping 90% is the kind of move that wins support from his ignorant base, but results in people dying and health care costs going up for everyone else. Reported Vox: Donald Trump …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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