Senate Republicans’ Tax Plan Will Scrap Obamacare Mandate

“The GOP tax bill is now straight-up ‘take away your healthcare to pay for tax cuts for corporations,’” says MoveOn.org’s Ben Wikler — by Jessica Corbett, staff writer In congressional Republicans’ latest move to strip healthcare from millions of Americans, several news outlets reported on Tuesday that party leaders in the Senate are adding a provision to their tax bill …

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Using Statistical Assumptions — Amodei Attempts to Sell Nevadans on HR1

The House Republican Conference released their “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” claiming that it’s a “comprehensive plan to reform our nation’s tax system.”  NOPE.  The largest “cuts” go to corporations and the rich with the dregs being divided up across the masses.  The House Republican Conference released their “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” claiming that it’s …

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Be Sure to Thank Sen. Dean Heller for NO Health Insurance Choices

— by Anjeanette Damon News has broken that Anthem will stop offering health plans under the Affordable Care Act in nearly all of Nevada’s rural counties, specifically blaming the uncertainty caused by the Republican health care plan in the U.S. Senate. Roughly 8,000 rural Nevadans will lose their access to insurance, with no alternatives to buy a different plan …

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On the AHCA Secrecy and the Character of our Country

— by Barack Obama, POTUS-44 Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division makes it difficult to listen to Americans with whom we disagree, that’s what we need to do today. I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet …

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Senate Repeal Bill Would Still Eviscerate Coverage and Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

— by Thomas Huelskoetter and Emily Gee Recent reports indicate that the emerging Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) may not include the House version’s provision permitting states to waive the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) community rating provision, which prevents insurers from charging sick people higher premiums than healthy people. Even without community rating waivers, the Senate …

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Meanwhile, in DC … a Tone Deaf GOP is Heading Full Bore Ahead

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Obamacare enrollments fell short of expectations—the latest example of the law’s failure to deliver on its promises. That’s why Republicans are acting with urgency to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reform. Here’s what we’re working on this week to “improve” things: …

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Health Care Repeal Is a Stealth Tax Break for Millionaires

If Obama’s health law is reversed, taxes will go down for the rich and up for the poor, while millions lose coverage. — by Josh Hoxie Great magicians are masters of diversion. They attract our attention with one hand while using the other to trick us into thinking a supernatural act is taking place. But …

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Got the BIG-C? You Need to Pay Attention!

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made it clear during his CNN healthcare town hall that his plan to reduce healthcare costs involving moving cancer patients and other seriously ill people to high-risk pools that will be run by the states (if they can manage to afford to implement such plans) with benefits capped. In …

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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.  

Face The Nation, 2017-01-08: Cory Booker Full Interview

Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, discusses the importance of vetting President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments and knowing the fullness of conflicts of interests, as well as talks about his plan to stop the repeal of Obamacare. The full interview aired on the January 8, 2017 broadcast of “Face the Nation.”