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Republicans’ Attempts to Scrap the ACA Produce a Surprising Side Effect


GOP legislators struggling to “repeal and replace” find themselves facing stronger public support for Obamacare and rising sentiment for a right to health care.

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A Lengthy Operation









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President Trump Doesn’t Have a Handle on Health Care, Times Interview Confirms


In a curious sit-down with The New York Times, Trump calls attention to gaps in his understanding of health care policy and feeds other doubts about him held by his critics.

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 READ MORE

Hundreds of Activists Occupy the Capitol to Protest Trumpcare


Scores of people are arrested in what organizers describe as the largest demonstration against the GOP bill so far.

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Repeal & Whatever (Video)









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Senate Health Care Vote Delayed as John McCain Recovers From Surgery


With the Republican senator unable to cast a ballot, the latest version of President Trump’s prized health care bill has hit another snag. It’s unclear how long the delay will be.

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Here’s How Republican Lawmakers Are Responding to Medicaid Advocates


Disability rights activists protesting the proposed GOP health care bill’s cuts to Medicaid are being met with slammed doors and, in some cases, police force.

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Trump’s Health Care and the Politics of Disposability


The right’s politics are as vicious as ever, but they also present a unique opportunity.

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Trump Makes a Push on Health Bill but Still Supports Repeal-Only Option as a Backup


GOP moderates and conservatives continue to disagree over the proposed Senate health care legislation.

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 READ MORE

Now’s the Time for Medicare for All (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving in the opposite direction, toward a universal single-payer system.

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Sanders Has His Priorities Backward; We Can’t Delay Medicare for All


Sen. Bernie Sanders (pictured, left) was on track to introduce and advocate for a Medicare-for-all bill, but now he says his priority is to improve the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 READ MORE

Why the Obamacare Repeal Effort Will Never Disappear


People will continue to vote for the party that will strip them of their health care as long as it promises to turn back the clock and “Make America White Again.”

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 READ MORE

Medicare for All: It’s a Matter of Life and Death


“The science is showing us that if you lack health insurance ... people die earlier as a result,” says Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Senate Leaders Scramble for a Deal on Health Care Bill


The proposal crafted by Republican senators has many critics and few outspoken fans on Capitol Hill, and prospects for changing that are uncertain.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE

It’s Time for Medicare for All


Democrats would be wise to seize the moment. They shouldn’t just defend the Affordable Care Act but also forge ahead to create a universal single-payer system.

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Mitch McConnell Delays Health Care Vote


The Senate majority leader is putting off the vote until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics.

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Elizabeth Warren on ‘Conservative’ Obamacare and Why ‘the Next Step is Single-Payer’


In an interview, the Massachusetts senator explains how she’s reaching out to Trump voters and why the Democratic Party needs to follow a more progressive agenda.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

One Thing That Trump and Obama Agree On


Both men consider the GOP health care bill “mean,” but the current president still wants it to pass. (Update: The Congressional Budget Office is painting a grim picture of the legislation’s potential effect.)

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

The Republicans’ Secret Health Care Bill


If enacted, it would be the largest single transfer of wealth to the rich from the middle class and poor in American history.

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Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care


Demonstrators oppose the Senate’s newly unveiled health care bill, which repeals many tax increases for wealthy Americans. Those increases helped expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written


Nevada’s Dean Heller is the latest Republican senator to declare opposition to the party’s health care bill, but he does not rule out accepting a future revision.

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The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid


The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare uses a trick to ultimately destroy Medicaid that may go largely unnoticed. (Pictured, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.)

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 READ MORE

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Senate GOP Releases Obamacare Overhaul to Immediate Criticism From Both Sides of the Aisle


The latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act meets with solid Democratic opposition—and complaints from some Republicans. (Pictured, President Obama’s signature on the ACA.)

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Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us


As the Senate’s disclosure of its version of Trumpcare dominates news channels, the underreported movement for single-payer health care grows.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 READ MORE

Your Health May Be in Susan Collins’ Hands—and That’s Not Good News


The senator from Maine is often portrayed in the media as the exemplar of Republican moderation. But will she stand against her party when it counts?

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 READ MORE

Senate Steers Toward Showdown Vote on Health Bill Next Week


Trouble appears to be brewing once again over the GOP’s effort to push the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act through both houses of Congress.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Host a Q&A on the Secret GOP Health Care Bill (Video)

In a Facebook Live conversation streamed Monday, the senators took audience questions and examined the future of health care in the U.S.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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A muckraking new book exposes the hidden reality of oral disease—a stepchild in the health care debate and likely the largest pre-existing condition of all—in the United States.

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Gutting Health Care in Darkness


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are trying to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act using methods totally at odds with how it was brought to life seven years ago.

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 READ MORE

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As the Extreme Right Battles a Centrist Democratic Party, Progressives Are Left Out


The interests of most Americans are lost in the struggles between the dominant sectors of both parties, which favor corporate interests over basic human rights and needs.

Posted on Jun 3, 2017 READ MORE

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Why People With Disabilities Can’t Present Their Version of the Truth


When Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks labeled physical illness a moral failing, there were no disabled reporters to question him.

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Trumpcare Is the Best Advertisement for Nationalizing Insurance


The sadism and greed of the GOP were on display last week as its House members voted to destroy Obamacare and remove coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Pictured, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who commented on the vote.)

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

Senate Republicans Plan Health Bill That Keeps Some of Obamacare (Video)


Their approach probably ensures that the GOP will eventually have to face legislation that doesn’t fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Pictured, Maine Sen. Susan Collins.)

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Trumpcare Is a Transfer From the Sick and Poor to the Rich and Healthy


Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday and substitute basically nothing.

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE

Jimmy Kimmel’s Philosophy Lesson


The comedian uses his personal experience to ask the philosophical questions that need to animate every debate about health care.

Posted on May 5, 2017 READ MORE

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GOP Passes ‘Trumpcare’ Bill; Critics Lambaste It


The latest version of the American Health Care Act drew widespread criticism on and beyond Capitol Hill, and no House Democrats voted for the bill.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Branded Solutions (Video)









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