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House GOP Budget Committee Just Passed Their FY2017 Budget Proposal

The House GOP-dominated Budget Committee held 9 hour markup, with several lawmakers going hoarse and one losing her voice. Democrats offered up 29 amendments, involving immigration reform, prescription drug prices, and equal pay. Every amendment failed, including one proposed by

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Congressional Activity, GOP, Health Care, House, Medicare, SNAP, Social Safety Net

Veto Message from the President to the Republiban re: HR3762 ACA Repeal

— by Vickie Rock, Humboldt Democrats After the 62nd vote to repeal “Obamacare” (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) which has now been upheld by the Supreme Court TWICE, the Republiban members of Congress finally managed to pass HR 3762.

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Posted in Amodei, Congressional Activity, CultureWar, GOP, Health Care, Heller, House, Planned Parenthood, Senate

More #PPACA Red Herrings: Renewals and Benefits

Reblogged from Did You Check First?: The brouhaha over “keeping the plans you like” and “forcing healthy young men to buy policies with maternity benefits” are simply the latest examples of political red herrings being used by the GOP and

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Posted in Health Care, Health Care Exchanges

Will Bosses be Able to Deny Women Birth Control?

Corporations are a legal construction, they are NOT “people” and as such do NOT have the same rights as individual citizens.  But, that doesn’t matter to corporate CEOs who are apparently practicers of far right religious zealotry.  To them, it’s

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Posted in Birth Control, Contraception, SCOTUS

Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?

By the incomparable John Green, who says the following about his sources: “For a much more thorough examination of health care expenses in America, I recommend this series at The Incidental Economist and The Commonwealth Fund’s Study of Health Care Prices in the U.S. Some

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Posted in Economy, Health Care, Health Issues, Medicaid, Medicare, Rate Review
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