Heller’s High (or should I say Low) Water on Healthcare

In case you haven’t heard, Senator Dean Heller supports MASSIVE cuts to Medicaid.  In fact, Senator Heller has drug the proverbial tea and has expressed his support for PHASING OUT the Medicaid expansion over the next 7 years. After weeks of denying, fudging and wriggling, Heller is finally admitting he’s ready to end the Medicaid …

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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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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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Statement: Introduction of Obamacare Repeal Resolution

Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the Obamacare repeal resolution was introduced in the Senate: “This is the first step toward relief for Americans struggling under Obamacare. This resolution sets the stage for repeal followed by a stable transition to a better health care system. Our goal is to ensure that patients …

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Don’t take Trump literally, take him symbolically? … Surprise!

For all those middle class voters who “wanted a change” and “someone to shake up the system,” they’re about to get what they wished for.  The only problem is that now that the Republicans have complete control of government, they’re getting ready to take down programs Trump literally swore he wouldn’t touch.  Their first priority …

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Catherine Cortez Masto is the Progressive Nevada Needs in the Senate

— Endorsement by UNLV Rebel Yell There is a monumental political fight raging on right now. In certain ways, this fight is just as important as the one to keep the racist, dangerous demagogue Donald Trump out of the White House. Our Congress has been overrun by the antiquated and ineffective Republican party, and it’s …

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FACT CHECK: Heck on Healthcare

  Joe Heck would take away healthcare from 300,000 Nevadans while Catherine Cortez Masto wants to fix what needs to be fixed with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Congressman Heck voted 37 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act and even voted to shut down the government to take away healthcare from nearly …

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Joe Heck Attempting to Hide His Record of Working to Take Away Nevadans’ Healthcare

In Congress, Dr. Joe Heck introduced legislation to “fully repeal” (without any replacement) what he claims is “the unsustainable ACA.” He also voted 37 times to eliminate the Affordable Care Act altogether. Congressman Joe Heck recently met with the Reno Gazette Journal’s Editorial Board, where, in addition to reminding Nevadans of his loyalty to his climate-change …

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