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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 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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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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Political Chemotherapy: Graham-Cassidy Would Have Killed Blue State Voters (Literally)

When the great turn-of-the-twentieth-century labor leader Samuel Gompers was quoted as saying “Reward your friends, punish your enemies,” he was putting forth a practical if somewhat Machiavellian approach to dealing with politicians on behalf of the little guy. Flash forward to 2017, when a …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Sniveling Senate Republicans Finally Accept Obamacare Repeal is Over

It’s finally over folks. Senate Republican leaders who have spent the past god knows how many years attempting to destroy Obamacare have officially pulled the plug on their latest ridiculous ACA replacement plan. They had planned a vote on the measure at the end of the month, but with not enough …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Fox News Gets Owned For Smearing Jimmy Kimmel

It now appears that Graham-Cassidy is officially dead thanks to Sen. John McCain, who bravely stood against his own party and stated unequivocally that he will not vote for the latest Obamare repeal bill. With that being done (which allows the sane to breath a huge collective sigh of relief) …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Guess Who Graham-Cassidy Hurts the Most? (Hint: It’s Not the Rich)

You can almost always be completely certain that whatever policy proposals the Republicans come up with, they will hit the most vulnerable Americans the hardest. From social welfare to health care, the Republican answer to everything is less government, more private industry, and as little …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Quote of the Week: “Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate”

After so-called moderate Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced the worst Obamacare replacement bill of them all in a last ditched attempt to destroy health care in America, the New Republic’s Clio Chang says what we’re all thinking: If Trump’s short presidency has revealed anything, it’s that the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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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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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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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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Paul Ryan Just Flat Out Lied About Obamacare

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that a free market ideologue and political hack would distort the truth and omit inconvenient facts to make their point, but House Speaker Paul Ryan’s latest Obamacare lie takes Republican dishonesty to new, truly repellant levels.  Speaking at a town …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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