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(THREAD) Donald Trump promised he'd put #AmericaFirst. The past 2 years have proven that his agenda is #MeFirst. Rather than #DrainTheSwamp, he filled his cabinet with elitist & grifting billionaires who have capitalized on their office at taxpayer expense. #TrumpCorruption
No one has profited more from the Trump Administration than the Trump Family. In violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, Trump retains ownership interests in his family business while he's in office. This is unprecedented. #AmericaFirst
When Jimmy Carter won the Presidency, he sold his family peanut farm in order to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. Every modern President has put their assets in a blind trust - every President except for Trump. #AmericaFirst
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BREAKING: The Trump Administration’s 2020 budget proposes to require ALL states to take #Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t meet a work requirement. (thread) whitehouse.gov/wp-content/upl…
In Arkansas, the only state to take coverage away from people not meeting a work requirement, more than 1 in 5 people have lost #Medicaid coverage under this policy.
Requiring states to impose this policy on all Medicaid beneficiaries is likely to have a devastating effect on their access to care. cbpp.org/blog/arkansas-…
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So in my city #SSI pays $771 a month.
I was just informed that I don't qualify because although I make below the poverty level in annual income, that income makes me ineligible.

The SSI person was very nice as I coughed through our conversation, but it's over.
#CripTheVote
How is anyone supposed to live on this amount of money in a big city? It's beyond belief. Who sets these income levels? Where are #disabled people supposed to live? How are they supposed pay for a phone? Even a burner costs $25 a month. What about utilities?
The insanity is, I just qualified for #SNAP because I live below the poverty level, but that "entitlement" as the #SSI person explained, counts against your income limit. The woman was very nice & commiserative, but she closed out my file. My application for #Medicaid is pending.
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Folks hate it when I remind them that our most progressive president was #LBJ, because someone told them it was #FDR.

(But it would have been great if FDR's VP #HenryWallace had succeeded him instead of #Truman.)

LBJ.
Almost a Socialist.
Unmatched to this day.
For those unfamiliar with LBJ, he gave us:
#CivilRightsAct
#VotingRightsAct
War on Poverty
Great Society
##Medicare
#Medicaid
Head Start
Immigration and Nationality Act (expanding immigration)
doubled federal spending on education
expanded wilderness preservation
gun control
LBJ also gave us:
Food Stamp Act (now SNAP)
Regional Medical Program
Higher Education Act
Public Broadcasting Act
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts

And yes, he gave us Vietnam.
But he was the most Socialist president in US history.
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since the inception by @ARHumanServices & @ADHPIO of the #ARWorks program, there has been nothing but confusion b/t @Arkansasgov & insurance providers ( @ArkBlueCross , etc.). plans terminated early, with no prejudice, against contrary recorded info.
#Arkansas
#insurance providers with inside knowledge report that plans are often set for termination before the month of reporting ends. as well as, #providers being given orders to terminate regardless of reporting status.
@Arkansasgov
for those not familiar, #Arkansas requires a minimum work/volunteer/school requirement to receive @CMSGov ( #Medicaid ) . fair enough, & undisputable. it's the unwritten rules & disarray of the department "stucture" that has take a huge toil on Arkansans.
vox.com/policy-and-pol…
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THIS👇🏾What is happening in Utah is a disaster for democracy. A grassroots coalition got Medicaid expansion passed via ballot initiative #utahdecided. But Utah legislators refuse to be responsive to the clearly expressed will of the very people who elected them.
A well planned, far reaching, information rich, democratic process led to the success of #Medicaidexpansion on the ballot. Now, that very expansion may be overturned by way of rushed, secretive, dishonest political maneuvering. Democracy in exchange for partisan victory.
The layers of democratic erosion run deep. The current legislation will 1) potentially discourage future ballot initiatives 2) mute the empirically documented voting boost of Medicaid expansion 3) potentially alienate Medicaid beneficiaries politically via proposed work reqs
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.@BrieZeltner's reporting highlights the connections btw lead, housing, education and #Medicaid that need to be made.

One thing: Managed care plans in #Ohio can be REQUIRED to improve screening this or have their $ impacted.

cleveland.com/metro/2019/01/…
#Ohio performs poorly on most child-based metrics: communitysolutions.com/managed-care-o…

@MikeDeWine has stated that looking at the plans' contracts to improve HEDIS performance is on the table. Good. They should be at risk for improving the screening rates. cc: @JoEllenCorrigan
For example: across all of the adolescent metrics tracked by the state, NO plan achieved above the 75th percentile in any given measure:
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Another difference #ACA makes!

2010-12: With my Cobra ending, in GA I stay covered via obscure HIPPA protections. My only choice: Celtic Insurance owned by Centene Corp. For my Humira drug, Celtic makes me pay tens thousands up front as pay first & manually snail mail claims 1/
To make matters worse, this insurance takes up to 9 months to reimburse me as I float tens of thousands dollars via savings or credit cards. Other times, insurance says submit my bills (as claims) from CVS Specialty Pharmacy instead, but then CVS hounds me for unpaid bills! 2/
While all this is happening, insurance has no transparency in their online portal or snail mail of the processing, status, or even the existence of my claims! I'm completely in the dark, I have to call & call & call this insurance's customer service representatives for info 3/
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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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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday
December 9, 2018
Show support and RT from this #Thread:

Not only is our health care system morally bankrupt, it's also incredibly inefficient and wasteful.
We can't afford NOT to pass #MedicareForAll.
#SinglePayerSunday Headline:
Trump administration is encouraging seniors to ditch Medicare for privately-run Medicare Advantage and this family thought the low premiums were great -- until it came time to actually use the insurance nbcnews.com/business/consu…
#MedicareForAll America!
Why mixing Medicare with commercial insurance is NOT the health reform we need justcareusa.org/why-mixing-med…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
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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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State officials are concerned that the proposed federal PUBLIC CHARGE rule could increase the uninsured rate, which would have a NEGATIVE financial impact and increase health programs’ administrative burden.

Here's how & why YOU must advocate against it before 12/10! THREAD 1/15
@DHSgov has proposed significant changes to public charge determination policies that would affect the immigration status of certain individuals. The concept of determining an immigrant a public charge has been a provision in US immigration policies since the late 1800s. 2/15
Currently, individuals can be prevented from entering the US or denied lawful permanent residence if they are determined to be a “public charge” based on their enrollment in cash assistance programs, like #TANF, #SSI, or if they need long-term care funded by the government. 3/15
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DAY LONG THREAD: Today may be one of the more influential #Medicaid policy days for the next few years, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Here’s why... /1
JMOC is reporting their actuarial findings to establish a growth target for the program. I wrote about that here: communitysolutions.com/jmoc-setting-t… And the agenda/results from the actuary can be found here: jmoc.state.oh.us/assets/meeting…
Later today, there will be the first hearing on Ohio’s new 1115 IMD waiver. That’s a very big deal. @AdamWhite720 and I wrote about that here: communitysolutions.com/imd-waivers-op… More on IMD later today. Back to #JMOC... /3
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CMS just approved #Wisconsin’s request to extend and amend its Section 1115 #Medicaid demonstration waiver. Wisc. is unique in that it covers childless adults up to the federal poverty level (at the state’s regular matching rate). medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-…
CMS approved 3 new conditions of Medicaid eligibility for childless adults in #WI today: (1) a work & reporting requirement for those ages 19-49; (2) $8 monthly premiums for those from 50-100% FPL; & (3) fully completing a health risk assessment at application & annual renewal.
The penalty for failing to meet the new work & reporting requirements for any 48 months is coverage loss, with a 6-month lockout period.
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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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Low-income Ohioans in these 26 counties are not required to work to receive food stamps. They are 97% white.

95% of Ohio's African-American families live outside of these counties, where they must work to receive food stamps. Read more in my latest paper: communitysolutions.com/research/recei…
The average unemployment rate in Ohio's eight largest cities is about 12%. Seven of them have unemployment rates higher than almost all 26 counties where work requirements for food stamps are waived. Read more in my latest paper communitysolutions.com/research/recei…

#SNAP #Food #Ohio #poverty
TLDR; OH's waiver of work reqs for food stamps at the county level implicitly favors rural white Ohioans, while minorities in cities w/ high unemployment and poverty are not granted such leniency.

OH's proposal to implement work reqs in #medicaid uses the same exemption criteria
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@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 1/ Distracted by #Kavanaugh's #RapeTrain? Don't be. They're Going After Your Social Security & More! washingtonsources.org/gop-quietly-se…
Another enema of Sunshine: #AltGovDaily #IndivisibleTimes #WHPDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV
@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 2/ Another enema of Sunshine: The House just passed a FY2019 Budget bill that Trump has promised to sign, which guts Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid to the tune of 2 Trillion.
@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 3/ The Social Security Trust Fund, separate from the debt of the US, is currently funded at 2.5 Trillion. So this budget is effectively a theft of most of the Trust fund.
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THREAD: Republicans are laying out their agenda for 2019, and it’s a nightmare for working families and seniors. #Medicare #Medicaid #SocialSecurity #ProtectOurCare
According to @realDonaldTrump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, the Trump Admin and Republicans in Congress have already set their sights on slashing the #Medicare, #Medicaid & #SocialSecurity that many Americans count on to make ends meet. goo.gl/qX9Eja
.@VP Pence has also promised the Trump Admin & the GOP will try to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Remember: that would lead to millions losing their health coverage & would ultimately drive up costs for everyone who is able to hang on to their insurance. goo.gl/HFxLh8
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Great reporting by @Rewire_News.
I have spoken at length about work requirements, and this is why.

What is happening in Arkansas is infuriating.

There's a lot to unpack here, and I know threads can be tedious, but please stay with me. 1/
I live in rural PA, where progressives can be pretty moderate. Last spring, a member of our local progressive group's Facebook page commented, "What's the big deal? If they're able bodied, shouldn't they work?" The comment got "likes," so I asked to speak at the next meeting. 2/
I explained to the group that the goal of #workrequirements was not to get people to work, but to kick ppl off #Medicaid. I stressed that the bureaucracy surrounding work requirements targets those who work. After the meeting, so many said, "I hadn't thought of it that way." 3/
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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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.@CookCtyHealth is the region’s medical safety net, known for treating everyone whether they can pay or not. But how much free health care can it provide? The estimated tab this year: about half a billion dollars. Here’s why. Read/listen @WBEZ (1/16) >> tinyurl.com/ydfzefjd
2 big reasons: 1) @CookCtyHealth’s share of free care is growing, while other hospitals in #CookCounty provide less 2) #CookCounty health system’s ability to bill & get paid. (2/16) @cookcountygov
First, about that growing amount of free care. We’re starting to see the ripple effect of a 2012 Illinois law. It aimed to settle how much free care non-profit hospitals in the state must provide to keep what can be very lucrative property tax breaks. (3/16) @KHNews @hamiltonproj
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It is imperative we expose the ongoing #GOP narrative that uses Leader Nancy Pelosi as a lightening rod for misogynistic, ageist and partisan attacks and what motives and attitudes lie behind it. /1 #IStandWithNancy #GOPLies #DemocraticPrincipledLeadership
In order to get at that truth, it is vital for voters to meet Nancy Pelosi, understand her background, accomplishments and values as well as her vital importance to the Party of the People./2
Nancy Pelosi has consistently put her constituents first and foremost and as Speaker and Minority Leader she has served all Americans with the same commitment and intensity./3 #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership #IStandWithNancy
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