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The following editorial appeared in the Star Tribune on Friday, May 26A point of clarification for Republican members of Congress who voted for their party's health reform plan: When you vowed on the campaign trail to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the expectation was that the replacement plan would improve upon former President Obama's signature health care law.But for the second time now, one of the nation's most authoritative voices has confirmed that the GOP's... [Read More]
The Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council strongly condemn the House repeal of the Affordable Care Act and strongly opposes Senate passage of the new American Health Care Act. Pediatricians and our partners working in direct service to children with developmental and intellectual disabilities want the public and our representatives to be clear that the AHCA will harm children. Related Headlines Letter to the editor: Death with dignity is a merciful gift of choiceLetter to the editor: Amend Maine constitution to allow ranked-choice votingLetter to the editor: Trump administration... [Read More]
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That option appears unlikely, however, under an administration that wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
Vermont's two senators are railing against Housepassed legislation that would begin to unravel the Affordable Care Act, after the Congressional Budget Office released a report stating it would cause 23 million Americans to lose their health insurance. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, said the bill "fails every test and should not be foisted on the American people." "It would take away insurance coverage from 23 million people. It would make it more difficult for families and individuals needing maternity, opioid addiction treatment and mental health care to afford the medical help they need, piling on thousands of dollars in... [Read More]
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A town hall session in Hampton will discuss Republican legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. [Read More]
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- It wasn't long after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City announced it's cancellation of individual Obamacare plans that Missouri lawmakers like Sen. Roy Blunt started speaking out about the affordable care act's failure. [Read More]
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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today joined teachers, parents and student advocates to stand up against the House plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut... [Read More]
Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden now intends to ensure that any health care insurance plan passed by Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act protects everyone with pre-existing conditions. Wyden made this apparent Wednesday afternoon while speaking with 35 La Grande High School students in John Lamoreau's U.S. government class... [Read More]
Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden now intends to ensure that any health care insurance plan passed by Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act protects everyone with pre-existing conditions. Wyden made this apparent Wednesday afternoon while speaking with 35 La Grande High School students in John Lamoreau's U.S. government class... [Read More]
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City announced earlier this week that it is dropping out of the federal health-care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in Kansas and Missouri... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump said during his presidential bid that he would not cut Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security, the massive entitlement programs that account for nearly half of federal spending. But as Republicans in Congress and the White House seek to undo the Affordable Care Act, they're... [Read More]
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Connecticut's U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal said there will be political consequences for their Republican colleagues if they continue to try and dismantle the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
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Senate Staffers to Begin Writing Healthcare Bill The upper chamber is focused, as were their House counterparts, on lowering insurance premiums as the ultimate goal, even if fewer people end up being covered because the new bill will have removed the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.The Senate's changes to House Bill 107 would have raised the state's consumer sales tax to 7.25 percent in exchange for reductions to personal income tax rates.The Senate bill... [Read More]
A town hall session in Hampton will discuss Republican legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. [Read More]
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As Senate Republicans get to work crafting their own plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Maryland's Congressional delegation re-committed themselves to defending the law. Republican lawmakers face a similar challenge as their House counterparts in creating a bill which will generate the 50 votes needed to pass. The... [Read More]
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In her late teens and early 20s, as my daughter struggled to gain control of her newly diagnosed bipolar illness, health care was critical to her recovery. [Read More]
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Despite assurances from the Republican party that their plan to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act will result in lower premiums, there is now evidence to suggest that the exact opposite will happen when and if Obamacare ceases to be law. In a Washington Post article by writer ... [Read More]
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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined with nearly 30 teachers, parents and students Friday at the Cleveland Teachers Union Local 279, 1228 Euclid Avenue Suite 600, to advocate for lawmakers to repeal the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
House Republicans, including all four from Kansas, fulfilled a key campaign promise by advancing a bill May 4 that repeals much of the Affordable Care Act. But the measure seems... [Read More]
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Very soon Senate Republicans will have to decide what to do about Trumpcare. Their choices are severely limited. The Congressional Budget Office has made it crystal clear that the House version of Trumpcare will cause 23 million Americans to lose their health coverage. Which means that unless Senate Republicans repudiate their own Congressional Budget Office (whose director they appointed), they'll have to either vote to take away healthcare for 23 million people, or come up with their own plan. But if they try to come up with their own plan, they'll soon discover... [Read More]
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