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Your Insurance Premiums Could Be Huge Next Year, and Here’s Why

This week, the White House announced that the government would indeed make this month’s required payments to health insurance companies. We kinda dodged a bullet there, because those CSRs directly affect the price of your insurance if you buy an individual plan. But the threat is only temporarily paused, and your…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Trump Administration is Officially Causing Health Insurance Premiums to Skyrocket

Rather than work with Democrats to reform Obamacare so that it works more efficiently, covers more people, and keeps the cost of care down, Trump and the GOP have engaged in a terrifying “burn it to the ground and offer nothing as a replacement” strategy that has failed on multiple levels. Not …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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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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Republicans Are Trying to Exempt Themselves from the More Brutal Aspects of Trumpcare

It appears as if Republican members of Congress are attempting to exempt themselves from some of the more brutal aspects of Trumpcare. But this is a different kind of exemption than their previous “exemption.” A few years ago, you might’ve heard just about every Republican member of Congress, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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How The Health Care Bill Could Affect You If You Get Health Insurance Through Your Work

We’ve been hearing a lot about the 22 million people who will lose coverage under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and how much more insurance will cost on the individual market. But what if you have coverage through work? Turns out you’re not immune to the effects of the bill. There’s plenty of bad news […]

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Paul Krugman Sums Up Senate Health Care Bill in One Devastating Chart

You really don’t need to know too much about the Senate Health Care Bill that has now been shelved until at least July 4th. Why? Because there really isn’t too much to it, as Paul Krugman pointed out on Twitter today in a very simple yet brutal chart: You can discount Trump and the Republican …Continue […]

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Understanding the Toxic Waste Dump That is the Senate Healthcare Bill

David France’s extraordinary documentary (and book) How to Survive a Plague chronicles the history of ACT UP, the group of HIV+/AIDS-infected gay men who fought to make drugs more affordable to those suffering from a condition the government laughed off as a “gay plague.” In order to spread their …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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Elizabeth Warren Eviscerates GOP Health Care Bill: “Blood Money Paid With American Lives”

Elizabeth Warren took to social with a video yesterday to lay waste to the Republican health care bill proposed by the Senate yesterday — a bill negotiated almost completely in secret for several weeks. Warren labeled the bill “blood money” that pays for tax cuts to the rich “with American …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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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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Why Six HIV Experts Just Resigned From Trump’s AIDS Advisory Council

Over the weekend, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned in protest of the American Health Care Act bill, saying Trump “doesn’t care” about people living with HIV. Founded in 1995, PACHA advises the president and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on healthcare policies…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.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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Trump Plans To Nuke Obamacare As Impeachment Looms

In case America needed more evidence that Donald Trump is in pure “fuck it” mode after bragging to the press (and more recklessly, Russia) that he fired FBI Director James Comey for the express purpose of ending the investigation into Trump’s alleged connections to Moscow, Politico …Continue reading Continue Reading at http://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Plans To Nuke Obamacare As Impeachment Looms

In case America needed more evidence that Donald Trump is in pure “fuck it” mode after bragging to the press (and more recklessly, Russia) that he fired FBI Director James Comey for the express purpose of ending the investigation into Trump’s alleged connections to Moscow, Politico …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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