Al Franken Speaks: It’s Simple, If AHCA Passes—People Are Going to Die

Sen. Al Franken discusses how dangerous Trumpcare actually is:   The GOP’s AHCA, if enacted, will strip people of their protections, not so much in the language as written striking those protections directly, but through the granting of “waivers.”  Various states, specifically “red” states, want to be able apply for waivers such that they don’t …

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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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Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

Buried in Paul Ryan’s failed replacement for Obamacare was a huge handout to overpaid health insurance CEOs. By Jim Hightower, InOtherWords contributor It appears that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s 123-page legislative plan for Trumpcare, the GOP’s so-called “replacement” for Obamacare, is dead — for now, anyway. Republicans tried to rush it through, but not before …

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Is Rep. Mark Amodei Just a Malleable Lump of GOP Clay?

In a “Special Newsletter” sent out on 3/9/17, Rep. Mark Amodei wrote: “The House has introduced legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. I’m sure you have questions and are looking for specifics about the bill, so I wanted to share the bill with you here. I welcome your thoughts and …

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AMA Physicians Reject House ACA Replacement Bill

Andrew W. Gurman, MD President American Medical Association @AndyGurmanMD The American Health Care Act (AHCA), released by Congress this week, is intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But as introduced, it does not align with the health reform objectives that the AMA set forth in January to protect patients. While the …

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