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1/ #Genius plan: @realDonaldTrump I have an idea to turn you into the USA hero of this worldwide #COVID medical crisis. All you need to do is undo the executive orders you have signed intended to cripple #ObamaCare.
@realDonaldTrump 2/ Then with one sweeping emergency executive order you force all the remaining states to accept the #MedicaidExpansion. Voila. All people have health coverage and you can call it #TrumpCare.
@realDonaldTrump 3/ Everyone will love you and the feathers of the Insurance Companies and big Pharmaceutical Companies will not be ruffled too much.
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Today, I had an extended interview with St. Louis County Executive @DrSamPage about the region's response to the #coronavirus. You can listen to it on the Politically Speaking podcast feed through your iPhone/Android...OR by going to this link.…
In the interview, @DrSamPage started off saying one of the biggest challenges in containing the #coronavirus is the lack of widespread testing.

"The news of the day really is we don't have enough testing. ...It completely changes how we approach this public health emergency."
.@DrSamPage says there is a "reasonable chance" that his "stay-at-home" order for St. Louis County might extend beyond it's April 22nd deadline.

Page said the high point for #coronavirus cases in the St. Louis area is likely to be in late April, though it's hard to predict.
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Putting it out there. In the next election cycle i want to see #disability orgs invited by non disability orgs on town halls focused on education, healthcare, environment. We are here (& 20% of your members) even if sometimes you want to forget about us. #CripTheVote
It kills me to watch things like the #PublicEdForum and hear repeated questions about students with disabilities and know we weren’t invited to co-host or partner. #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs #CripTheVote
Folks talking about #PreExistingConditions , #opioids, #MedicaidExpansion , environmental justice, and act like we aren’t the ppl you are TALKING about. Those kids impacted by lead turn into US. We are preex. We are folks needing pain management. But you silence us #CripTheVote
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I'm legit worried about Virginia Democrats (elected and activists) making the #ERA the goal post and not the starting line. We have both majorities and all statewide offices. This can't be the biggest ask, y'all.
Another "starting line" policy change I expect from VA Dem Majority with a big impact - eliminating the work requirements born from #MedicaidExpansion compromise. Air time on this topic is basically nonexistent.
Virginia is literally last. Dead last. Can not be lower on the list when it comes to workers' rights. So if we want to set some bold goals that are only possible with a Dem Majority let's focus on workers' rights. For example:
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1/n #ACA Premiums and landscape files are out so here are the first thoughts:

Headline: Gross Premiums down 4% YoY

@dylanlscott @leonardkl @sangerkatz @sarahkliff @bobjherman @caitlinnowens @rachanadixit
2/N Lots of things are happening.

The biggest one is that 2018 was so massively overpriced that 2020 (these rates) are still reflecting that problem. 2 different pricing scenarios get us to the same point with different stories
3/N 2018 was a huge policy shock for pricing with massive uncertainty on #CSR leading to insurers either running from the market entirely, retrenching or jacking up rates

As soon as CSR Terminated (October 2017), #Silverloading differentially increased silver premiums by a lot
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BREAKING: In an absolute stunner, @NCHouseGOP calls surprise vote on morning of #9/11, override @NC_Governor veto to pass budget with barely half of members present. @ABC11_WTVD @ABCPolitics @NCGOP @NCDemParty @JTHVerhovek @rickklein #ncpol #ncga
MORE: Surprise move by @NCHouseGOP & @NCHouseSpeaker brings dramatic - if not chaotic - to budget standoff with @NC_Governor & @NCDemParty who broke supermajorities in 2018 election. @ABC11_WTVD @rickklein @JTHVerhovek @ABCPolitics #ncpol #ncga
EVEN MORE: Latest @NCHouseGOP move caps remarkable week for @NCGOP, including @realDonaldTrump visit to push @jdanbishop to #NC09 win; Republicans also conceded defeat in state court on #gerrymandering & began work on new maps. @ABC11_WTVD @ABCPolitics @JTHVerhovek #ncga #ncpol
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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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