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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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This day has been so hard.
It's been a year since my last surgery.
I lost correct count of how many surgeries I have had, but it's close to two dozen over my life time.
So many scars on my body and psyche.
I am legit terrified of this next surgery.
I'm so shaky tonight, folks. 😷
People with #cancer are supposed to be brave and model courage for others, but the fact is, it's just the loneliest and scariest of journeys.
I have watched people I admired chart their slow deaths on here.
Quite simply, I don't want to be one of them.
Brave, yes.
Dying, no.😷
Watching #TonyBennett (yes, I am so freaked out I am watching a country #Christmas special, although it's had a lot of jazz for a country special & not much country) belt out tunes with Diana Krall at 92, I want that--decades more time. I want years more of my voice out there.
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Outtakes from the #DNC Executive Meeting in #PuertoRico (thread)

Chair promises a 2020 process that is fair. Will release a protocol on debates soon; expect debates in summer 2019 . Will decide by March 2019 the Host City for 2020 Convention: Houston, Miami Beach, or Milwaukee.
We have worked hard to rebuild trust on our presidential process. Rules and Bylaws Cttee working with early states on rules. A key rule change ends superdelegates voting 1st round absent consensus candidate BUT elected officials can still be PLEOs & not run against constituents.
The PLEO Party Leader Elected Official designation is for pledged delegates who are Members of Congress Governors etc who want a first round #DNC convention vote but don’t want to run against activist to get there.
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Nine years since it's passage, many Americans remain confused about #ACA, also known as #Obamacare.

The ACA is NOT insurance. It is a law mandating insurance company provisions. It covers EVERY American who has health insurance of any kind, individually or via their employer.
The #ACA requires all insurance providers cover #PreExistingConditions; requires women be covered for all services and not be charged more than men; that all insurers provide low-cost policies so that everyone have access to a plan.

This is what #ACA does.
It is NOT insurance.
The Obama administration set up healthcare.gov, with insurance navigators to help people choose the best and most affordable plans through health insurers in their areas.

The government also offers tax credit subsidies for health insurance based on income.
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Lies.
The column--WHICH TRUMP DID NOT WRITE--included many lies.
Trump has done everything possible--with the help of @SpeakerRyan and @senatemajldr McConnell--to eviscerate #ACA and steal affordable #healthcare from millions of Americans, including sick children.
Trump ran on overturning #Obamacare--which millions of his supporters did not realize was #ACA that allowed them to get affordable #healthcare through their insurance provider and protected them and their kids who had #PreExistingConditions.
Trump tried to repeal #ACA but failed.
So he stopped making payments to statewide subsidy programs, cutting off #healthcare to millions.
He also cut #CHIP, created by #HillaryClinton, which provided millions of kids with health insurance.
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I gotta tell you, folks, I have been so sick for the past 2wks, I have really been scared.

Sept 22 House GOP passed their new cuts to Social Security Medicaid and Medicare out of committee. $1.2T in cuts.

That's the safety net.

I've always hoped I could fall there. No more.
I had to call my bestie today to have her come up and stay with me while The Wife is teaching.

Even with the oxygen, hard to breathe.

I had to cancel interviews for tomorrow, a radio appearance for Friday.

Chronic illness like #cancer is incapacitating at times.
We need to do better for sick and #disabled Americans.

It is so hard to work and be sick.

Never getting better sick.
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This November, millions of Americans’ access to health care is on the line. Each day from #100DaysOut to midterm elections, we’ll share the story of a Little Lobbyist who needs YOU to be a #HealthCareVoter for them. THREAD 0/100
#100DaysOut “Meet our kids and think of them when you vote. Our children deserve that.” @ElenaHung202 bsun.md/2LTlco6

This November, Xiomara's access to health care is #WhatsAtStake. She needs you to be a #HealthCareVoter. 1/100

bit.ly/2K3XYtQ
#100daysout Timmy would’ve lost his insurance in the NICU if he hadn’t been born just 6 days after the #ACA banned lifetime caps on care. bit.ly/2sAzoJV

Timmy's access to health care is #whatsatstake this November. Be a #HealthCareVoter. 2/100

bit.ly/2OrNcRt
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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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This link contains a complex but important, scathing dismantling of the core of the #GOPTaxBill by NYU Taxation Law Professor @DanielShaviro - how it made our tax system “less efficient, less fair and more complex.” —> danshaviro.blogspot.com/2018/03/anothe…
Here’s where he reminds us how certain Senators seemed to suddenly back the #GOPTaxBill when provisions that helped them personally were added. #CorkerKickback
Here’s where he points out that certain “business owners” in “favored sectors” will enjoy lower tax rates than their own employees.
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Every Republican who votes for the #GOPTaxBill should be asked these 5 questions by every journalist and constituent:
1. What is your net worth?
2. How much do you personally stand to gain financially from the bill?
3. Did you vote for the bill at the urging of your donors?
4. How much will the average person in your district (or State if they’re a Senator) see in temporary tax relief?
5. Will you vote to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to cure the deficits this bill creates, as Paul Ryan and others have indicated they plan to do?
And then the journalists should fact check the answers, especially 1, 2 and 4.
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If you want to play along, here is the actual Full Text of Tax Plan aka #GOPTaxScam I am going to start reading and commenting follow if you want thread 1/? docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/…
If you acquire a new home, you can only deduct $750,000 in interest, compared to $1,000,000.00 before. This could impact many homes in California, NY, and in a lot of urban areas that vote Democrat. #TrumpTax Plan 2/?
The #StudentLoan interest deduction will remain. Because they did not repeal all of the #EstateTax they just raised the exemption from 5 million to 10 million. #GOPTaxPlan 3/?
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#2000verses needs to keep going, now more than ever. sojo.net/list-some-more…
Exodus 22:25
If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor; you shall not exact interest from them.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
Exodus 23:11
but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the wild animals may eat. You shall do the same with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard.
#2000verses #GOPTaxBill
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Until we see what the @SenateGOP’s midnight rewrite looks like, let’s go over what we know the #GOPTaxScam does so far: [thread]
In my home state of New York and across the US, Americans will feel the repeal of the state and local deduction (SALT) which currently prevents double taxation.
The #GOPTaxBill opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge -America’s most pristine wilderness- to drilling, a move opposed by most Americans and by tribal leaders. nativenewsonline.net/currents/tribe…
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My colleague @ggrhendricks and I looked at how much @SenRonJohnson and @RealDonaldTrump could benefit from the last-minute sweetener that was added to the #GOPTaxBill today. 1/
Johnson, joined by Senator Steve Daines, has been pushing make the huge loophole that the bill creates for people like Johnson and Trump even bigger. 2/
The underlying Senate bill allows a 17.4% deduction from net income from passthrough entities (e.g., S-corps, LLCs, partnerships), meaning that the top tax rate on that income would effectively be cut from 39.6% to 31.8%. 3/
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The GOP is pushing their #GOPTaxBill for their billionaire donors, but can only get enough R votes if the bill includes a backstop … that the billionaires don’t want? Mini-thread/
2/ Yesterday, it was reported that the #GOPTaxBill passed through the Senate Budget Committee only because GOP leaders agreed to some form of a backstop, or trigger.
3/ Basically, if the tax cuts don’t create the revenue and grow the economy the way the GOP says it will (and almost no economist thinks it will), the backstop would kick in and reverse the tax cuts.
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1/ #GOPTaxBill passage will create a shift in the social safety net as we have known it, and it will signal a change that government will no longer care for the needs of the poor — the criteria that the biblical prophets demand of all those who rule. sojo.net/articles/great…
2/ 91% of Congress members claim to be Christian. We'll be tweeting out some of the more than #2000verses in Scripture that reference justice & treatment of the poor. Retweet these to your senators to remind them. List of senators' handles here: twitter.com/cspan/lists/se…
3/ If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor; you shall not exact interest from them. Exodus 22:25. #2000verses #GOPTaxBill
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1. Thread: a bunch of links to resources to help you take action to stop the #GOPTaxBill...
Are you calling Congress all the time? WHY NOT? Use call tools and tweetable Senator-specific graphics at @CAPaction’s microsite: trumptaxtoolkit.org
Are you in DC? Protest at the Capitol tomorrow! Learn more—plus a nat'l day of action Wed, march on Wall St Dec 2, & another Capitol Hill action Dec 5, at this coalition site:
stopgoptaxscam.com
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