Republican Budget Seriously Slashed Medicare by $4.73B

Medicare is a fundamental tool of economic security – a guarantee that seniors will not be denied health care just because they cannot afford it. But Republicans in the House, led by Paul Ryan, just voted for a budget plan (HR553) (Roll Call Vote 552) that would gut Medicare – slashing funding for the program by …

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Cruz Amdt is a Disaster for Healthcare … Nationwide

In rare joint letter, insurers say the Cruz amendment to the Senate Healthcare bill is “unworkable in any form” and will lead to “widespread terminations of coverage.”

Know What You’d be Giving Up—or What the GOP is Trying to Take Away

What is The Affordable Care Act? — The Affordable Care Act (ACA), officially titled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and sometimes called ObamaCare (a nickname popularized by the GOP), is a US law that reformed both the healthcare and health insurance industries throughout America.  It was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, upheld …

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Ummm — That’s How “Insurance” is Supposed to Work!

I find it depressing that Speaker Ryan actually said: “The whole idea of Obamacare is … the people who are healthy pay for the … sick. It’s not working, and that’s why it’s in a death spiral.” Ummm … that’s the way Insurance is supposed to work! Maybe someone should ask the GOP’s jihadist Speaker “WHY then does …

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Why This Price Is Wrong

The next health secretary shouldn’t have a record of benefiting from prescription drug profiteering. — by LeeAnn Hall For most people, prescription drugs are a lifeline. For Representative Tom Price, Donald Trump’s health secretary nominee, they’re a source of profits. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug and health corporation investments line the pockets …

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ACA Repeal Will Lavish Medicare Tax Cuts on the Rich

ACA Repeal Would Lavish Medicare Tax Cuts on 400 Highest-Income Households Each Would Get Average Tax Cut of About $7M a Year If you’re unable to read the PDF in our viewer, click here to download the PDF, then view the document using a PDF viewer on your PC.  

In One Night, the GOP Voted to Take Away These Essential Health Benefits

Republican Grim Reapers just showed us exactly where they stand! — by Melissa Boteach and Jeremy Slevin (with embellishments from this site’s editor) Last night while you were sleeping, the Senate debated and ultimately passed a budget resolution that provides a pathway for Republicans to strip health care coverage away from 30 million Americans without …

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Trump vs. Public Citizens

— by Robert Weissman — President, Public Citizen Here’s the strategy: We will uncover the corruption in everything Donald Trump does. We will call out Trump’s wholesale handover of our government to Big Business. We will expose Trump for his complete and utter betrayal of populist promises he made as a candidate. We will organize people around the …

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Cortez Masto Joins NV Seniors—Highlights Her Commitment to Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Catherine sets out clear contrast between herself and her opponent, Congressman Joe Heck, who supports privatizing Social Security and turning Medicare into a voucher program Former Nevada Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto joined Northern Nevada seniors to highlight how she is the candidate who will fight for them in the Senate …

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