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22 Million People Are Still Going to Lose Healthcare

The United States of Resistance is a weekly industry newsletter sharing the top news from across the resistance. Please share with others! Sign up | Archived Newsletters Resistance Spotlight: It Starts Today Last fall, the Republicans won 241 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Democrats won 194. You might think that this means that the Democratic party fought and won in 194 districts and fought and lost in 241. But y...
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A Delayed Medicaid Cutoff is Still a Cutoff

Explainer by Patrick O'Mahen, Health Services ResearcherBackground and Guide to a Single Talking Point + Phone Script for a Coordinated Defense of the ACA XXIII: A Delayed Medicaid cutoff is still a cutoff Relevant Policy Background: The House: One of the most damaging parts of the House-passed American Health Care Act is the destruction of Medicaid (1) Starting in 2020, the AHCA drastically reduces the federal government's matching funding for states seeking to cover able-bodies childless adults under the program from 90 percent to 57 percent, which effectively would end the Medicaid expansion in most states. Beyond that, the AHCA also caps federal funding for all other participants in the program, limiting growth by an artificially low measure of inflation. The results would likely lead to drastic reductions in the numbers of kids, disabled, parents and adults needing nursing care in the program, as well as a likely drastic reduction in the scope of services covered fo...
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Behind Closed Doors, the Senate is Trying to Pass TrumpCare - We Need Your Help

Republican senators are trying to pass the American Health Care Act—aka Trumpcare 2.0—before July 4th without a hearing.This bill will deny an estimated 23 million Americans healthcare, cut $834 million in Medicaid spending, give tax breaks to the wealthy, and increase healthcare costs for low income earners. We can call, we can write—but the most powerful message is showing up.10 Senators in 9 states have been identified. They are as follows:Senator Murkowski (Alaska): (202)-224-6665, Twitter @lisamurkowskiSenator Sullivan (Alaska): (202) 224-3004, Twitter @SenDanSullivanSenator Flake (Arizona): (202) 224-4521, Twitter @JeffFlakeSenator Gardner (Colorado): (202) 224-5941, Twitter @SenCoryGardnerSenator Cassidy (Louisiana): (202) 224-5824Senator Collins (Maine): (202) 224-2523, Twitter @SenatorCollinsSenator Heller (Nevada): (202) 224-6244Senator Portman (Ohio): (202) 224-3353, Twitter: @senrobportmanSenator Toomey (Pennsylvania): (202) 224-4254, Twitter @SenToomeySenator Moore Capi...
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Protect our Care, #RejectRepeal Day of Action, April 19

demand Republicans reject repeal and #ProtectOurCare: Do not take away our care. Stop trying to repeal the Affordable Care ActProtect our Care is hosting a nationwide day of action, Wednesday, April 19 to Protect Our Care. Below are key resources shared from them and other organizations critical to the healthcare fight. Key Questions to Ask Members of CongressMembers need to keep hearing from their constituents so they understand that it's time to give up on repealing the health care law. Remember: Keep it personal. The best and most impactful questions are ones where someone shares their story about what the Affordable Care Act has meant to them or their family. Do you agree with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that you should not work with Democrats to fix the Affordable Care Act and work together to bring costs down? Will you give up on repealing and replacing the law with anything that results in people losing their health coverage and increasing costs? Choose your own issue: It'...
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