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‘Red Alert’ Sounded: Trumpcare Is Back, More Brutal and Deadly Than Ever

Written by on September 19, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
‘Red Alert’ Sounded: Trumpcare Is Back, More Brutal and Deadly Than Ever

Progressive organizations, lawmakers, hospital groups, and healthcare specialists have issued a “red alert” as reporting over the weekend indicated that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is considering a vote by the end of this month on what Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called Sunday “yet another disastrous Republican proposal to throw millions of people off health insurance.”

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‘Total Garbage’: Senate GOP’s New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original

Written by on July 14, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Total Garbage’: Senate GOP’s New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original

The newly released plan leaves massive and widely condemned Medicaid cuts intact while adding a new amendment—put forth by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)—that would allow insurers to offer cheap “bare-bones” plans which would wipe out a range of protections for all patients and specifically harm those with preexisting conditions. “The new Trumpcare bill is awful by design. The tool we have to fight it is simple: public pressure on senators.” —Ezra Levin, Indivisible

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‘Resistance Is Working’: McConnell Forced to Delay Trumpcare Vote

Written by on June 28, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Resistance Is Working’: McConnell Forced to Delay Trumpcare Vote

Mitch McConnell’s move to delay the Trumpcare vote is viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics and the tenacity of its opponents. The delay was widely seen as a stunning political defeat for McConnell and a rebuke to a bill that numerous lawmakers, including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, had referred to as a piece of “garbage” which belonged in the trash.

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‘This Is Not a Drill’: We Have Less Than One Week to Defeat ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Bill

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘This Is Not a Drill’: We Have Less Than One Week to Defeat ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Bill

“The Senate’s health care legislation is an especially cruel and destructive transfer of wealth to the wealthiest American’s at the expense of kids, low-income Americans, the elderly, those with disabilities, and the nearly 23 million Americans who could lose their coverage as a result of health care repeal efforts,” said MoveOn.

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