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I want to tell a story of what happened to my #ACA plan after Trump took office. I’m not sure if many of you remember when he decided the Government would no longer pay subsidies for the #Obamacare plans, but eventually the Court system told him he couldn’t do that. BUT ...
In the mean time Millions of Americans experienced what I did. Which was a surge in price increases for plans we had locked into place months ago.
My plan more than tripled in price.
Over a one month period.
I received a letter from my insurance company basically saying ...
That because of this Administration and the games they were playing my cost would triple for the remainder of my plan.
Three times the price.
Which for any average working class American is just something we can’t afford. Add on the fact that I’m a single mom working 2+ Jobs ..
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Feb. 2018, 18 @GOP AG's & 2 GOP Governors Filed a Lawsuit to Repeal the #ACA in the U.S. Northern District of TX

This lawsuit is currently being heard. This is what it means to YOUR healthcare if Kavanaugh is confirmed. #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake (THREAD)1/15
These are the Republican state attorneys general and governors from 20 states that filed the lawsuit in February 2018 in the U.S. Northern District of Texas.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 2/15
In June of 2018, the Trump Administration said it would not defend the #ACA and actually AGREED in part with the plaintiffs, arguing that protections for people with #PreExistingConditions should be overturned.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 3/15
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#TuesdayThoughts

Plz SHARE YOUR STORIES:

On 9/20, I have 14 DC Senate meetings to protect #ACA #PreExistingConditions #Medicaid & #Medicare

STATES:

AL
IL
KS
MD
MO
NJ
OR
TN
TX
WA
WI
VT

DM your healthcare story w/FULL name CITY/Zip by 9/17. 100% confidential!

Need your VOICE!
ATTN ALABAMA: Please SHARE YOUR AL Health Care STORIES:

On 9/20, I have 14 DC Senate meetings to protect #ACA #PreExistingConditions #Medicaid & #Medicare

DM your healthcare story w/FULL name CITY/Zip by 9/17. 100% confidential! Need your VOICE!
ATTN ILLINOIS: Please SHARE YOUR IL Health Care STORIES:

On 9/20, I have 14 DC Senate meetings to protect #ACA #PreExistingConditions #Medicaid & #Medicare

DM your healthcare story w/FULL name CITY/Zip by 9/17. 100% confidential! Need your VOICE!
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So Mr. Trump is visiting the beautiful Dakotas and the ego fluffing rallying continues without pause. Just like yesterday, Trump will continue his rants and attacks on the media and spread lies about Democrats./1 #TrumpEgoRallies #CultureOfCorruption #Cult45
But here's what know he won't do or say: address the real issues facing hard-working North and South Dakota families. He will also fail to talk about the continued #Republican war on health care coverage for 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions./2 #GOPCorruption
30,100: North Dakotans that would have lost health coverage by 2026 under the #GOP House-passed #Trumpcare bill./3 #ProtectOurCare #CultureOfCorruption #GOPGreed
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Friends, today's developments with regard to our health care made crystal clear #WhatsAtStake, the need to #StopKavanaugh, and the need to be a #HealthCareVoter this November.

Here's a quick explainer thread on what happened, and where we go from here. (1/)
In Texas today, a judge heard arguments on the lawsuit brought by several GOP State AGs and the Trump Administration to declare the #ACA, including #PreExistingConditions protections, unconstitutional. That judge seemed prepared to do just that. (2/)

modernhealthcare.com/article/201809…
If that one judge rules to strike down #PreExistingConditions protections, millions of Americans - including those of us with medically complex kids - would be at risk of losing health care.

Such a decision would be appealed, and could ultimately land at the Supreme Court. (3/)
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⚠️ GRAPHICS-HEAVY THREAD: Next week, the #TexasFoldEm lawsuit brought by 20 Republican Attorneys General against the #ACA goes to court. The Trump Administration is refusing to defend against it even though it EVERY legal expert says it’s a pile of steaming garbage. 1/
2/ If the #TexasFoldEm plaintiffs succeed, federal protections for those w/#PreExistingConditions would be gone. Not just on the individual market…people w/EMPLOYER coverage would be at risk as well, especially since most people are out of a job at least once in their lives.
3/ Here’s a reminder of the idiotic “argument” the #TexasFoldEm plaintiffs are using:
1. SCOTUS ruled the #ACA mandate is only Constitutional because it’s a tax.
2. The GOP repealed the mandate tax.
3. Therefore, they get to repeal the rest of the #ACA as well.
Really. That’s it.
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I don't know of anyone who has been asked not to attend a funeral.

In only 6 mths, Trump has been asked not to attend 2 funerals.

This is unprecedented.

Republican voters & white "Evangelical Christians" really outdid themselves with this amoral, sexual predator & traitor
Christianity Today: Trump humiliates & demeans the vulnerable. The "embodiment of what the Bible calls a fool."

Trump publicly describing the "benefits" of sex w a troubled teen.

This public behavior IS rape culture.

Trump is unfit in every way.

By the time the following video had been shot, Trump had been accused by Ivanka's mother of a brutal rape & of sexually assaulting another woman.

Trump agrees that he's a sexual predator. @IvankaTrump response? Inappropriate giggling.

Ivanka Trump ...

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On 7/27/17, the day of the #SkinnyRepeal Vote-A-Rama, I went to DC to meet with any Senate office that would listen to my healthcare story. I was terrified of #ACA repeal.

I had 8 spontaneous meetings that day.

At 515pmET I met w/@SenJohnMcCain Legislative Assistant. 1/5
@SenJohnMcCain's LA began to cry when I told her I had #Lupus (turned out her friend has it). She apologized & explained her friend had to move from DC, to a climate more conducive to the disease. But now she didn't have the same care. So I provided resources to help. 2/5
I was grateful I could help. I asked her to please tell @SenJohnMcCain to vote no on repeal, enhancing #ACA would be more beneficial for everyone. She would pass along my message. I left his office, got on a train back home & felt I did everything I could to stop repeal. 3/5
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Good news for Marylanders: thanks to the collective work of a united federal-state team, Maryland is at the forefront of an innovative reinsurance program that will increase access to quality health care while decreasing costs. #healthcare

healthcaredive.com/news/maryland-…
Together, we are working to stabilize the insurance market for Marylanders. But the reality is this waiver would not have been necessary if not for the Trump Administration's ongoing sabotage of the #ACA.
We needed to push back on the outrageous price increases caused by @POTUS' deliberate steps to undercut our health insurance markets and choke off federal funding. @POTUS promised to lower #healthcare costs, but nearly every action he has taken while in office has raised them.
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THREAD: For those who still don’t understand how important the #ACA #TexasFoldEm case is (along #StopKavanaugh), here’s a simple timeline of the ACA’s 3-Legged Stool:
1/ Here’s how the #ACA’s 3-Legged Stool was *supposed* to work when the law was passed. The blue leg includes the patient protections. The red leg is the part everyone hated but which served an important purpose. The green leg is the financial help for people to pay for it.
2/ This is what it ACTUALLY ended up looking like: There were two main problems. The financial assistance was cut off at 400% FPL income (& wasn’t generous enough), and the mandate penalty wasn’t strong enough to be fully effective. Both were EASILY fixable.
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👉👉TWEET THREAD👈👈

"Without wise leadership, a nation is in trouble; but with good counselors there is safety."

-Proverbs 11:14

The Twitler in Chief is unhinged & he must be checked

#BuckleUp👇😎👇

@thehill These are petty ass children & their leadership is CRUELTY & wanting to dominate their opposition. It's a sad day when MORONS celebrate this bullshit as a win while our nation still face serious problems. Fuck these guys!

👇😎👇#FoxNotNews👇😎👇
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What has Pelosi achieved?

As House minority leader, she played crucial role turning back G.W. Bush’s attempt to privatize Social Security.

Key figure, more crucial than Obama, passing #ACA which produced spectacular fall in number of uninsured Americans.
nyti.ms/2OAxR09
Helped enact financial reform, which helped stabilize economy & protected many Americans from fraud.
Helped pass Obama stimulus plan, which economists overwhelmingly agree mitigated job losses from financial crisis, playing role in laying foundation for a green energy revolution.
Quite a record
Republicans say Pelosi is a wild-eyed leftist
Whats so radical about:

Protecting retirement income
Expanding healthcare
Reinin runaway bankers
Untouched by allegations of personal scandal

Amazin given the right’s ability to manufacture allegations out of thin air
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THREAD: Tonight was the first night that I saw @RepKevinBrady answer questions without pre-selecting the questions. Here is the breakdown.
1/ Typically @bradyfortexas doesn’t host public town halls. He will pick his audience (think oil and gas employees, conservative groups, etc) and go speak to them, in which there is either a fee to get in or you have to be an employee of the company.
2/ Tonight was different for two reasons: 1) he spoke to a Woodlands village association (open to the public), and 2) it was announced about 2 weeks ago. Typically he will only give a 2-3 day heads up for a public event if he holds one.
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THREAD FOR EVERYONE OVER 40 YEARS OLD:

Do you remember “Harry & Louise”?

Here’s a reminder. Watch both commercials, but especially the second one. There’s a LOT going on here:

2/ First of all, notice how in 1993, “community rating” (i.e., not being allowed to charge people more based on their health status) was considered a HORRIBLE thing.
3/ Cut to 2018: 8 yrs after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, 89% of the public thinks it’s important NOT to charge people more for their health insurance based on their health status. EIGHTY-NINE PERCENT. This is the real legacy of the #ACA.

kff.org/health-costs/p…
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Hey @saneprogressive dig deeper. when I studied organ harvesting in Haiti & breeding for HLAs to reduce odds of rejection & right away saw the #ACA as a donot list of the poor replete w/ PMI of each.
#HomanSquare confirmed it--ah, Stanford medical--you're on the right track girl.
2600 hurt too bad to be booked in Baltimore in 36 months was no accident; Johns Hopkins likely gives the BPD union kickbacks; Freddie's Dead b/c spinal cord fluid is $1800 gram & he had a quart of it. Even a derelict's bone marrow is valuable & there's why your database.
2 Chicago girls head-shot same day 1 year ago were worth $1million each for hotswaps. JTTF gives a Crip or Blood a gun & 3k & gets delivery by nightfall; 2 girls were hit increased odds of a match w/ rich man's kid who needed an organ.
$6 Paki mangoes are for the same reason.
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GRAPHICS-HEAVY THREAD WARNING!
How Much More Will #ACASabotage Cost Unsubsidized Enrollees in YOUR Congressional District???
1/ Last year, I posted state-by-state infographics which broke out the estimated number of Americans who would lose healthcare coverage if each of the various #ACA repeal bills form the GOP were to become law.
2/ At first I used my own estimates, but then @EmilyG_DC and her colleagues from the Center for American Progress (@amprog) stepped up and started compiling their own projections. Their methodology was different but our estimates were generally in the same range.
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ALABAMA: Unsubsidized #ACA enrollees will have to pay up to $1,200 more apiece next year due *specifically* to #ACASabotage then they would otherwise have to: acasignups.net/18/08/01/alaba…
For those confused (since AL carriers are actually *dropping* rates 2%), here’s why: They both clarify that rates would drop significantly *more* without #MandateRepeal & #ShortAssPlans. Note: I’m actually assuming 1/3 *less* of an impact than the @UrbanInstitute did in March.
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My life and that of my mixed race lesbian family would be infinitely better if #HillaryClinton were POTUS.
Same for the folks in my 95% black neighborhood and majority POC sanctuary city.
The #GOPTaxScam raised my health insurance premium to $1,978.10 PER MONTH. For an HMO.
Trump has tried wherever possible to decimate all #Obama's progress in domestic and foreign policy.
Trump even had to damage what #HillaryClinton did as SoS and before--like the #IranDeal and #CHIP.
Trump's only legacy is obliterating the work of others.
You can say the percentage of growth is up for this quarter, but it's irrelevant when wages are stagnant and the permanent tax cuts for corporations were not passed on to workers. What was passed on was higher #healthcare premiums and workfare for parents of #disabled kids.
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I think the real question is "how do we create the means and foundation for the agenda," not the money to pay for it.

We always get money by taxing working class and middle class people.
That's how we pay for the two wars we've been in for over 15yrs.
The #healthcare industry employs millions of Americans.
In the only vision Bernie Sanders has ever presented, that somehow disappears and is replaced by something completely different....by magic. He has never had a plan for it or "breaking up the banks."
nydailynews.com/opinion/transc…
The most workable--and quick--plan we could get (if people vote in November and the Democrats regain the House)--is the #MedicareExtraForAll plan.

Getting people to give up their employer-paid insurance will be hard, but this could convince everyone.
latimes.com/business/hiltz…
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⚠️⚠️ THREAD: Trump/GOP #ACASabotage is costing #ACA enrollees even more than you thought. Here’s why (warning: graphs ahead!)
1/ Every year during the off season, I spend countless hours digging into hundreds of wonky insurance carrier rate filing forms to analyze the weighted average rate increases for the following year.
2/ I then compile a table which breaks these averages out on a state-by-state basis, and I have a pretty damned good track record of accuracy, if I say so myself.
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⚠️ NEW: PENNSYLVANIA: Modified 2019 #ACA Rate Changes: 0.7% INCREASE *with* #ACASabotage vs. 5.5% DROP *without* sabotage: acasignups.net/18/07/23/penns…
NOTEWORTHY: At least one Pennsylvania carrier uses the word “SABOTAGE” in official filing form:
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Under The Affordable Care Act, Health insurers can NOT charge more or deny coverage to you or your dependents on your insurance b/c of #PreExistingConditions of ANY kind.

Here are the 20 @GOP state AGs & Governors trying to nullify the #ACA

What YOU need to know!

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Feb.18: 20 States, led by TX, sued, claiming #ACA was illegal:

AL
AR
AZ
FL
GA
IN
KS
LA
ME (Gov. Paul LePage)
MS (Gov. Phil Bryant)
MI
NE
ND
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
WI
WV

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Lawsuit argues w/o #ACA individual mandate (repealed in 12/17 #TaxBill) the entire law should be illegal! How? Why? What?

In 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts stopped a 2012 lawsuit to make ACA illegal. Roberts said Congress could not order people to buy insurance....BUT

3/15
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#GOPComplicit incumbents represent their donors over constituents.

🇺🇸All states have a moment
🔴All #GOPTraitors have a thread
💵Top donors tagged to rep(s)
📰Negative news in each thread

🔎from:batmanresist ST## / STSEN

Hold them accountable for their actions.
#VoteThemOut
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THREAD: Want to know how serious I am about making sure EVERY Michigan state legislative candidate reads this? 1/

acasignups.net/18/07/19/open-…
I actually hunted down the Twitter handles of EVERY DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATE PRIMARY CANDIDATE. Out of 80 total candidates, 46 appear to be on Twitter. 2/
With that in mind, here’s An Open Letter to All Michigan Democratic Candidates: 26 Ways to Protect, Repair & Strengthen the #ACA at the State Level: acasignups.net/18/07/19/open-…
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