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Healthcare/ACA 2017
New Jersey Democrats passed their own individual mandate, which saved residents from twice-as-high premium increases for next year:

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news...299fd.html

Quote:New Jersey residents getting health insurance in the individual marketplace would have seen premiums rise much higher in 2019 if the state had not preserved some parts of the Affordable Care Act, state officials said.

The premium price for individual health coverage plans will go up at an average of 5.8 percent, according to the state Department of Banking and Insurance, which is much less than if the state did not enact its own individual mandate law, which requires residents to buy health insurance.

“Under the leadership of Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey is leading the nation in its efforts to create stability in the market and to combat the uncertainty created in Washington (D.C.),” Commissioner Marlene Caride said in a statement. “Carriers were clear that without state action, the average increase requested in the individual market would have more than doubled.”

Nearly 275,000 New Jersey residents selected health plans on the federal exchange during last year’s enrollment period, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

The Trump administration repealed part of the Affordable Care Act that required all residents to have health insurance or pay a fine, which some experts say helped balance out the market between sick and healthy patients.

The elimination of a nationwide individual mandate is set to go into effect in 2019, but New Jersey legislators passed a law earlier this year to keep the policy in place for state residents.

Without an individual mandate, Banking and Insurance Department officials said premium prices would have increased, on average, by 12.6 percent.
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Congratulations republicans....you fucking assholes.


For first time since 2010, America’s progress on health insurance stalls
Quote:The reversal comes after nearly a decade of progress in bolstering the number of Americans with health care. The number of uninsured Americans fell steadily from 2010 until 2016, decreasing by at least 0.3 percentage points every year over that period. From 2010 to 2016, the uninsured rate fell dramatically — nearly in half — as tens of millions of more people were signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in 2010.

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I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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I sometimes talk to people who simply have no clue what conservatives did/tried to do with health care since Trump's presidency, and it's discouraging.  Then, I see people like this guy confront a representative, and I get hopeful again:

https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/1...4101196800
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(10-21-2018, 01:39 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: I sometimes talk to people who simply have no clue what conservatives did/tried to do with health care since Trump's presidency, and it's discouraging.  Then, I see people like this guy confront a representative, and I get hopeful again:

https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/1...4101196800

Here's a Youtube link to the video

https://youtu.be/TrJUYkccCXg
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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In certain cases, health insurance companies are recommending GoFundMe campaigns to patients:

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/10...4843844608

   
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FYI: "Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Clinic"....Richard DeVos is the late father-in-law of Education Secretary (wholly unqualified) Betsy DeVos
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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Seriously....fuck these GOP piece of shit sociopathic assholes and their supporters.

Federal court rules Obamacare unconstitutional — but the law stands for now
The lawsuit — backed by the Trump administration — threatens to overturn Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions.
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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(12-14-2018, 10:48 PM)vtran Wrote: Seriously....fuck these GOP piece of shit sociopathic assholes and their supporters.

Federal court rules Obamacare unconstitutional — but the law stands for now
The lawsuit — backed by the Trump administration — threatens to overturn Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions.

This could affect 20 million Americans, many that were Trump supporters who probably still believe their Lord & Savior can do nothing wrong even as they laid dying broke and uninsured.

"Jesus Christ! You've got some problems! First the balls, now my death!" - Daniel Craig

 
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Trump will claim that this all happened because the Dems won the house and his base will eat it up despite the new house not even being seated yet or having anything to do with it.
Superlaser speaks for me from now on.

-Bart
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Every GOP plan presented would've led to much higher deductibles, but that's not stopping him from bullshitting, is it?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/stat...5456124928

Quote:The DEDUCTIBLE which comes with ObamaCare is so high that it is practically not even useable! Hurts families badly. We have a chance, working with the Democrats, to deliver great HealthCare! A confirming Supreme Court Decision will lead to GREAT HealthCare results for Americans!
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How much more does health insurance cost the middle class due to Trump and GOP sabotage?  Here's a helpful chart:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/opini...sqG1AHv2Aw

   
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Maybe less venture capitalism in our health care?

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-c...ital-fight

Quote:Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is standing with Melrose Park in the battle over the proposed closure of Westlake Hospital.

Foxx today filed an emergency motion to intervene as an additional plaintiff in the action against Pipeline Health, asking Cook County Circuit Court to declare the hospital owner violated the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act.

According to the state’s Health Facilities Planning Act, notice of a temporary suspension of “a category of service due to unanticipated or unforeseen circumstances” must include—among other things—a detailed explanation of “the efforts being made to correct the circumstance and a timetable to reopen the service.”

The section of the rule doesn’t reference winding down services in anticipation of a closure.

The Illinois Appellate Court yesterday reversed a temporary restraining order that prevented Pipeline from “temporarily suspending” services at Westlake, saying Melrose Park did not have standing. Within a matter of hours, the state's high court reinstated the order, preventing the wind down of services.
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I'm not going to claim that I know what the correct answer is when it comes to big pharma but I do know that this is 100% not it.  Cancer is a vicious monster that we should be aiming to defeat, not profit from.  It's shameful and disgusting that this is happening in our society.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/shortage-criti...ories.html
I think these screen captures and giant (Dildi? Is there a plural?) are just the next step in the JJ Abrams online adventure series. Very slyly played, Bitches Leave.-Tom Fuchs
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https://mobile.twitter.com/LEBassett/sta...1458253826

   
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Coverage≠care is one of the stupidest, misleadingly simplistic, pandering catchphrases I have ever heard in my life. It is the kind of catchphrase that is designed to appeal directly to people who are unable, or prefer not, to think critically about complex issues. It sounds like something an expensive libertarian thinktank came up with. A nice soundbite to get people to vote against their self-interests, even though the underlying concept is fucking nonsense.

I am stupider for having read that tweet by Dan Crenshaw. I award him no points, and may god have mercy on his porno-pirate-soul.

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Imagine being one of the other 37 million who got it for free(ish)
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A mom took her 4-year-old daughter to a children's hospital in Wisconsin.  She ended up with a bill for $2,242.  She couldn't afford it, so the hospital took her to court and garnished her paycheck.  She ended up falling behind on her mortgage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/us/ho...-debt.html
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Quote:@sangerkatz

The Trump administration and a group of Republican-led states has now officially asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act.

In the middle of a pandemic and recession. Total scumbags.

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sit.../Brief.pdf
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Whoever rules for this can burn in hell.
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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https://mobile.twitter.com/kylegriffin1/...9030346754

   
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https://mobile.twitter.com/joncoopertwee...9356167168

   
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Every time red states get the chances to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the provision wins at the ballot boxes.

Maybe conservative voters are trying to tell Republicans something.

Roughly 200,000 Oklahomans will gain Medicaid.

https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1278171371567276033

Quote:Medicaid expansion referendum SUCCEEDS in Oklahoma.

IT'S DONE, @TheOklahoman_ confirms.

200,000 people will gain access to public insurance in one of the country's most conservative states.

Oklahoma is the 5th state to adopt Medicaid expansion via popular initiative. This one is a constitutional amendment too.

Maine (2017). Idaho, Utah, Nebraska (2018). Oklahoma 2020.

In all those states, GOP leaders blocked the expansion, but immense organizing finally expanded.

Missouri votes on Medicaid on August 4.

And could make it 6.

Kansas is getting the expansion too, but that was through a political deal between Democrats and Republicans, not at the ballot box.
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https://twitter.com/SethAckerman/status/...8062370821

Quote:About 1 in 4 Oklahoma Trump voters just voted to spend taxpayer money to give free healthcare to poor people.

   
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Quote:Driving the news: The court said yesterday that it will hear the challenge filed by Republican attorneys general, and supported by the Trump administration, that aims to strike down the entire ACA.
  • The move was a surprise: Machinations in the lower courts had seemed likely to push a Supreme Court appeal well past the election.

What’s next: Oral arguments in the case haven’t been scheduled yet, but following the court’s standard timeline, there’s a decent chance those arguments could fall in October — just weeks, or potentially even days — before Election Day.
https://www.axios.com/supreme-court-trum...f8a2b.html
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They're literally willing to kill just to stop losing the only loyal voters they have left.
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Performers who affiliate with SAG-AFTRA and their dependents are losing their health coverage plans due to a failure on the union's part to fund it - to the tune of 10% of the union's health plan participants and 9% of dependents, or 6300 human beings.

https://deadline.com/2020/08/sag-aftra-h...16867/amp/
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https://slate.com/business/2020/12/surpr...onnell.amp

Gotta love stories like this.

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