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Outrage over @POTUS Trump's violation of norms, principles, and laws has tended to mask actions his Administration is taking that hurts a large swath of his base. Let's stop reacting to all @realDonaldTrump's #bull$hit and start tweeting about issues:
#Healthcare: Trump has tried since election to trash #AffordableCareAct (b/c it's called "Obamacare"), joining Republican states in suing to overturn ACA, doing away with protection for #Pre_existingConditions. Trump budget cuts Medicaid and ACA subsidies by a trillion dollars.
Trump also wants to cut #SNAP once again calling for reductions in the number of adults who can qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The 2021 budget proposes cutting SNAP funding by about $15 billion from last year. nytimes.com/2020/02/10/us/…
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Couldn't agree more w/ @SpeakerPelosi that the House managers have been "magnificent custodians of the Constitution" against Trump's lawlessness.

Thank you, @RepAdamSchiff @RepJerryNadler @RepZoeLofgren @RepJeffries @RepValDemings @RepJasonCrow @RepSylviaGarcia!

#WitnessesNOW
@SpeakerPelosi @RepAdamSchiff @RepJerryNadler @RepZoeLofgren @RepJeffries @RepValDemings @RepJasonCrow @RepSylviaGarcia As they're suing to kill the #AffordableCareAct that protects 130M w/ preexisting conditions & covers 20M, Republicans are now attacking #Medicaid – a vital program that covers 1 in 5 in America.

Because their efforts to dismantle our Constitution weren't enough for the week!?!
@SpeakerPelosi @RepAdamSchiff @RepJerryNadler @RepZoeLofgren @RepJeffries @RepValDemings @RepJasonCrow @RepSylviaGarcia Surprise! Surprise! Trying to snatch health care from people is unpopular, 56-35!

Didn't we learn that in 2018 when Dems took the House on the strength of #MadamSpeaker's #ForThePeople agenda which centered on the promise to #ProtectOurCare?

We'll win the 2020 rematch too!🇺🇸🌊
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It’s an honor to hear from Rhode Islanders about the issues that matter to them and why. It takes tremendous courage to share these personal stories and there are few things more personal or painful to discuss than battling an illness.
The stories I hear make it clear what’s at stake in Republicans’ push to repeal the #AffordableCareAct and make deep cuts to #Medicare & #Medicaid. This is Bridget’s story:
medium.com/@senwhitehouse…
Passage of the Affordable Care Act was a watershed moment for people like Bridget. Democrats stand ready to build on this progress and make sure Trump and Republicans don’t reverse it.
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I am one of 17M Americans with #cancer right now.
Some of us will survive, some will not.
Our survival should not be predicated on our health insurance.
#M4A is an imperative step toward universal coverage and keeping us all living as long as possible.
#TuesdayMotivation
Every candidate must support #UniversalHealthCoverage. Access to care is the single most important issue for all Americans regardless of party. EVERYONE has a family member who's sick: parent, spouse, child. No one should face bankruptcy to care for a loved one.
#Campaign2020
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My father's final illness bankrupted me. I got sick soon after. This is a common story. But unlike our peers in Canada, UK, France or Germany, we have no recourse but to accrue massive hospital bills and risk losing everything to care for a sick loved me.
#M4A is a promise.
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May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. So let's talk about protecting Mental Health and the #AffordableCareAct. (and send a letter to your legislators in the link here) >>> Thread:

salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51104/c/199/…
As disability advocates, it is important to protect access to mental health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare. Threats to repeal all or part of the ACA are real and challenges continue to be filed in courts along with
the introduction of new legislation.

We can't forget that before the Affordable Care Act was law, access to mental health care coverage in insurance was lacking. Mental health was considered a pre-existing condition.
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We all know #ThisIsNotNormal. 💯
Some folks are saying it may never be normal again. 🙄

But I'm gonna let you all in on a secret.
Are you ready?

Our "normal" was hot garbage.
No, really.
Hot. Frelling. Garbage.

Let's review, shall we?

<thread> It's going to be too easy for things to start feeling normal—especially if you are someone who is not directly impacted by his actions. So keep reminding yourself: this is not normal. Write it on a Post-It Note & stick it on your refrigerator, hire a skywriter once a month, tattoo it on your ass. Because a klan-backed misogynist internet troll is going to be delivering the sotu. And that's fucked up. - John Oliver
"Normal" gave us a Republican party that flatly refused to work with President Obama. On anything. At all. Ever.

Think I'm exaggerating?
Two words: #MerrickGarland.

McConnell sat on a vacancy in the highest court of the land for a year.

And it was so "normal" we did nothing. Gorsuch arrives at a SCOTUS seat, in which President Obama's nominee is bound & gagged, saying,
"Normal" gave us 60+ votes to repeal the #AffordableCareAct. Heck, it gave us the ACA passing with zero GOP votes.

That's not hyperbole, folks.
The 1st House vote, ONE Republican.
The Senate vote, ZERO Republicans.
The final House vote, ZERO Republicans.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_P… Roadrunner as Obamacare (Affordabilis Care Actus) outmaneuvers a pack of Coyotes as Republicans (Grandium Old Party).
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A federal judge ruled the #AffordableCareAct--also known as #ACA & #Obamacare--unconstitutional because #GOPTaxBill removed the mandate.
I've written about ACA since it was devised in 2009 & signed in 2010. Here is a thread📌on what the law does & how it impacts you:
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Many Americans are confused about what the #ACA is--and this includes Trump and his #HHS Sect #AlexAzar. A vast array of complex #healthcare statutes are covered under the #AffordableCareAct (also known as #ACA & #Obamacare). So here's a primer to inform you on all points.
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The #AffordableCareAct is the comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 (sometimes known as #ACA or #Obamacare). The #ACA is NOT insurance. It is a LAW that stipulates, in part, what insurance companies provide in their #healthcare plans.
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While you're focused on a holiday surprise from #Mueller, the president of the United States and his lame duck Speaker have officially been working toward eviscerating the #ACA before #NancyPelosi steps in to save everyone's #healthcare.

Please call your reps & tell them NO.
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I'm seriously ill--17M of us have #cancer; 131M have other chronic illnesses. This concerns me & you & people you love.
Like everything else, it's underhanded and under-the-radar.

New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the #AffordableCareAct
washingtonpost.com/national/healt…
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"The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of #AffordableCareAct, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only by people buying health plans in marketplaces created under the law."

They want to take the #healthcare you need.
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