Some shit that went down today, June 28th, 2017: Day 160


Some shit that went down today, June 27th, 2017: Day 159


Senate Republicans postpone vote on healthcare bill until after the July 4th recess.U.S. warns that Syria will pay a “heavy price” if chemical weapons are used.House votes to reaffirm U.S. commitment to mutual defense of NATO allies.Homelan…

Vote Delayed as Republicans Struggle to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill


Vote Delayed as Republicans Struggle to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill:

KEEP CALLING. SHUT THIS SHIT BILL DOWN! 

Some shit that went down today, June 26th, 2017: Day 158


Budget Office: Senate Health Care Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured


Budget Office: Senate Health Care Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured:

CBO SCORE IS OUT: 22 MILLION WOULD LOSE INSURANCE. 

Whatever your political leanings, I hope you’re all hotline blingin’ your senators this…


Whatever your political leanings, I hope you’re all hotline blingin’ your senators this morning to let them know where you stand! 202-224-3121 (<–main senate line, will route you to any state). Read more about the MURDEROUS bill here

Whatever your political leanings, I hope you&rsquo;re all hotline blingin&rsquo; your senators this…


Whatever your political leanings, I hope you’re all hotline blingin’ your senators this morning to let them know where you stand! 202-224-3121 (<–main senate line, will route you to any state). Read more about the MURDEROUS bill here

ADAPT, a national disability rights organization, protested in…


ADAPT, a national disability rights organization, protested in front of Mitch ‘Murderer’ McConnell’s office on Thursday over the GOP health care bill.

In a statement, they said about 60 protesters gathered for a “die-in” to fight back on the health care bill, which will drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid.

The footage of them being manhandled by security is DISTURBING. Watch here.

TrumpCare: House Bill Vs. Senate Bill


What’s different:

  • States couldn’t allow insurers to increase a person’s health insurance premiums because of pre-existing conditions if they had a lapse in their coverage, as was permitted under the House bill.
  • A provision allowing insurers to impose a 30 percent surcharge on health insurance premiums for consumers who allowed their coverage to lapse that was in the House-passed bill isn’t included in the Senate’s draft.
  • States that expand Medicaid would start receiving a smaller share of the program’s cost from the federal government starting in 2021, rather than in 2019 as under the House bill, and by 2024 federal support would be returned to its pre-Obamacare levels.
  • Tax credits to help people pay for insurance would be based on age and income, as opposed to solely being based on age under the House bill.
  • A total of $2 billion in additional funding for states to support substance use disorder treatment and recovery services would be made available for fiscal year 2018.
  • The Patient and State Stability Fund that was to disburse $15 billion in 2018 and 2019, and $10 billion annually thereafter through 2026 to offset premium hikes, plus $8 billion annually from 2018-2023 to help people with pre-existing conditions who had coverage lapses under the House bill would be modified. The Senate’s draft keeps the $15 billion and $10 billion payments in place through 2021, but starting in 2019 long-term state stability and innovation payments would be made, totalling $8 billion in 2019, $14 billion in 2020-21, $6 billion in 2022-23, $5 billion in 2024-25, and $4 billion in 2026.

What’s the same:

  • The individual and employer mandates to purchase health insurance are repealed.
  • Taxes on health insurance, prescription drugs, and medical devices are repealed, as is the tax on higher cost so-called “Cadillac plans” offered by employers.
  • Individuals can remain on their parents’ health insurance plan until they’re 26.
  • People with pre-existing conditions couldn’t be denied coverage.
  • Refundable, advanceable tax credits will be made available to help eligible people pay for health insurance premiums.
  • States will be allowed to set their own definitions of what qualifies as an essential health benefit that insurance providers must offer coverage for.
  • Medicaid would be transitioned from an open-ended entitlement, under which the federal government matches state spending dollar-for-dollar, to providing funding on a per capita basis or through a block grant based on current spending. This change would take effect in 2020.
  • The age band ratio would be increased, allowing insurers to charge older consumers up to five times more than they charge younger consumers.
  • Health insurance plans that include coverage for abortions that aren’t necessary to save the life of the mother or end a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest wouldn’t be eligible for premium assistance tax credits.
  • Tax-exempt entities (like Planned Parenthood) that provide abortions other than in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother would be prohibited from receiving federal funds through Medicaid for one year after the bill’s enactment.

What’s next in the Senate?

A CBO cost estimate is expected early next week, and Senate Republican leadership have said they’d like to bring the bill up for a vote before they depart at week’s end for the Fourth of July recess, although no specific timeline has been announced. When it is brought up for a vote, the legislative text will be introduced as an amendment to the House-passed AHCA, and an unlimited number of subsequent amendments will be considered as the bill is debated on the Senate floor for 20 hours before a vote.

[Here’s a link to the Senate Bill]

TrumpCare Ten | Indivisible Project


TrumpCare Ten | Indivisible Project:

TrumpCare is the single greatest threat to our nation right now. Russia, ISIS, global warming… they are all reaching critical points but TrumpCare will effectively end millions of lives, and fundamentally change the way laws are made in this country. McConnell and his lackeys know the only way they’ll get this bill passed is if they do it behind closed doors (literally) and sneak their way in. We can’t let them get away with it – we shut them down once. We can do it again. Check out this site and do your part **especially if you live in one of the 10 key states: Alaska, W. Virginia, Maine, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Democrats Change Gears And Take The Health Care Fight To The Senate Floor


Democrats Change Gears And Take The Health Care Fight To The Senate Floor: Senate Democrats are making their first major show of opposition in Congress Monday evening as they have announced they will enact a series of delay tactics, including blocking …

Democrats Change Gears And Take The Health Care Fight To The Senate Floor


Democrats Change Gears And Take The Health Care Fight To The Senate Floor: Senate Democrats are making their first major show of opposition in Congress Monday evening as they have announced they will enact a series of delay tactics, including blocking …

Some shit that went down today, June 15th, 2017: Day 147