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REMINDER: Trump is nowhere close to done trying to dismantle Medicaid by fiat, after failing to get his cruel cuts through Congress.

A quick refresher on what “block-granting” Medicaid would mean and why it’s so dangerous.

1. “Block-grant” is code for converting a program from one that guarantees coverage to all who qualify, to one that helps fewer and fewer eligible people over time due to capped funding that declines year by year.

Here's what that would mean for Medicaid.
2. Medicaid is a federal-state program, meaning it’s partially funded by the federal government and partially by states. Currently the feds pick up a set percentage of states’ Medicaid costs.
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THREAD: My son is at the end of his life and Medicaid is refusing his medication. It is beyond wrong that in the US a mom has to resort to crowdfunding to keep her child comfortable and free from pain. I am thankful for all Medicaid has given to my child..
Without his Medicaid coverage I would have lost my son years ago. But our healthcare has so much further to go. We need to have coverage for all including the disabled and including those facing end of life illness as they are people of value, are loved, and
have a human right to care and comfort measures. No child should be forced to live in pain. No parent should be forced to spend hours fighting for authorization and ask for money from others when they should be with their child.
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Throughout the campaign, Trump and Republicans lied about protecting people's pre-existing conditions -- all the while pushing a lawsuit to have the ACA declared unconstitutional.
Today, millions of Americans woke up this morning to headlines like this -- Republican "Judge In Texas Rules Against Obamacare"
Imagine you're someone with cancer. You'd been denied insurance before, or charged extraordinary premiums for care that literally keeps you alive. In the past few years, you've finally been able to afford treatments and medication because of the ACA.
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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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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.
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…
"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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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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Tough medical day.

Many of you have very kindly asked how I am doing.

An additional diagnosis in recent weeks has been difficult. And I've had to fight with my health insurer for basic services they are now denying. This has made everything harder, of course.
I am hoping to postpone new surgery until January, so the holidays aren't wrecked for us. Not sure how that will go.

The best thing that's happened is #NancyPelosi's re-election. Anyone who has a chronic illness like #cancer cheered this. We can count on her protection.
The path to wellness should NEVER have to go through fear and fighting for care, but that's how it is for millions of Americans like me.

We need #MedicaidForAll. For now, protecting the #ACA is essential.

Thanks again for all your support.
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Within weeks of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) participated in a sit-in at the House to demand votes on gun control legislation, saying, "We owe it to the LGBT community & all families harmed by gun violence to keep terror suspects from obtaining guns."
Since he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Sen. Udall has taken a leadership role on a wide array of environmental issues, receiving a lifetime score of 96% from the League of Conservation Voters.
#DemSenate2020 #DemsWork4USA #DemFuture #ForThePeople
Sen. Udall was one of the original co-sponsors of the Arctic Wilderness Bill, and more recently has worked closely with the Navajo and Pueblo nations in New Mexico to oppose new leasing, drilling and fracking near Chaco Canyon National Park. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
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We must focus our #DemFuture energies on taking back the Senate. All Class II Senators are up for re-election in 2020.

Class II terms run from the beginning of the 114th Congress on January 5, 2015, to the end of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2021.
#USsenate #BlueWave

Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)
Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
Jones, Doug (D-AL)
Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)
Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
#DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate

Peters, Gary C. (D-MI)
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Smith, Tina (D-MN)
Udall, Tom (D-NM)
Warner, Mark R. (D-VA) #DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate
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Democrats have a healthcare message & the GOP is lying about it. The GOP is NOT protecting folks like me with pre-existing conditions despite claims to the contrary & McConnell is promising to try to repeal Obamacare if they win in November. Vote Democratic blue #OurHealthOurVote
When Trump & the GOP LIE about supporting Democratic policies they have fought against, like protecting preexisting conditions, they accidentally show voters that they know the right thing to do BUT HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO DO IT !!

Voters cannot trust Republicans, #OurHealthOurVote
The Affordable Care Act has faced ruthless attacks from Republicans in Washington. Now, Republicans are saying they’ve never attacked our health care. LIARS! Vote Democratic blue up & down ballot #OurHealthOurVote
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🔷🗳️Please vote for Bill Nelson @NelsonForSenate! Rick Scott Ad Claims He Supports Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions, but Past Actions Suggest Otherwise…
Listen to Scott's wording here: "I support forcing insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions." What he's leaving out is that he'll support forcing companies to cover pre-existing conditions IF & ONLY IF they can jack up your insurance premium.

💥Rick Scott supports letting the insurance company jack up the premium to the point where you can't afford it anymore. Either that or you suck it up and pay for it anyway. Either way, the insurance companies win.


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Welcome to our weekly Wednesday party for #PA01 @RepBrianFitz Tonight we're celebrating #FrighteningFitzpatrick
#PA01 @RepBrianFitz constantly berates candidates to release their Tax Returns yet he voted all these times AGAINST releasing Trump's Tax Returns. Oh and also he hasn't released his own Tax Returns!
Frightening Republican @RepBrianFitz #PA01 voted all these times AGAINST addressing the Conflicts of Interest in the Trump Administration - With Trump, his hotels and his children in Trump Administration.
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Speaker Pelosi & Democrats passed the ACA in part because many with insurance found they were not covered for specific illnesses when they got sick. The law brought fairness, certainty & peace of mind in the face of illness.

#ProtectOurCare #TeamPelosi
For 8 yrs, the GOP promised to “Repeal & Replace” the Affordable Care Act. 130M American, including me, rely on its protections for preexisting conditions. Republicans are hoping you forgot that & will take their word today, not their word from 2010 – Sept. 2018.#ProtectOurCare
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🍑Lucy McBath @LucyWins2018: Mother, Wife, Businesswoman, Activist for Social Justice.

🗣️You might recognize her from the 2016 #Democratic Convention: she represented Mothers of the Movement, a group of women whose African American children have been killed by gun violence.
🍑She intended to run for the #Georgia Legislature, but after the Parkland #Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she decided her aspirations weren’t high enough. #NeverAgainMSD #BeAVoter
🍑She’s running for Congress in George’s 6th District and could use your help because she’s in a tight race. She’s running against the SAME NRA-backed, A-rated Republican that Jon Ossoff ran against in a runoff election in June 2017. Ossoff should have won back then.
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BREAKING: New @OversightDems report shows how Californians could be impacted by the Trump Administration’s unwillingness to defend people with pre-existing conditions.

SPOILER ALERT: It’s terrible news for A LOT of Californians. More on the report here:
In California, if the Trump Administration is successful in its attempts to roll back Affordable Care Act protections, as many as 1,321,000 people could lose federal protections against coverage denials or premium increases, including as many as 78,000 people in #CA33 alone.
If President Trump and Republicans succeed in rolling back pre-existing condition protections, 50,000 #CA33 constituents with pre-existing health conditions are at risk of coverage loss or premium increases. #ProtectOurCare
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Enough with #Horseface and DNA tests. Midterms are 3 weeks from today. Time to focus on, say, healthcare
1. Trump is currently forcing "junk plans" that *do not* cover protections for pre-existing conditions while at the same time pressuring the court to destroy those protections
2. Trump and @GOP have proposed cutting over $2 trillion from Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to pay for the #GOPTaxScam designed for the rich.
3. Since taking control of the House, @GOP has voted over 65 times to destroy the Affordable Care Act. If they retain control, you can bet they will move to repeal our health care. #ProtectOurCare
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Let’s set the record straight:

Democrats believe that health care is a right for all Americans, not a privilege for the few.

That is why they spearheaded the passage of the historic Affordable Care Act in 2010.


Under Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats, more than 5 million seniors have saved over $3 billion on the crippling cost of prescription drugs.


Thanks to Speaker Pelosi and Democrats, over 100 million Americans are no longer slapped with a lifetime limit on their coverage;

130 million more, including 17 million children, are no longer denied coverage for having a pre-existing condition.

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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.
.@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.
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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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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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The American people are confronted with a #GOP Congress and Administration that are relentlessly ransacking the futures of American families and seniors, all to further enrich their lobbyist and special interest friends, big corporations and the wealthiest one percent. /1
From health care, to taxes, to good-paying jobs, to critical consumer protections, President Trump and the #Republican Congress are selling out the American people at every turn: /2 #ARawDeal #CultureOfCorruption #RepublicanGreed
#Democrats must be ready to drive home our case to the American people about how a Democratic majority will fight For The People:/3 #ForAll #ForThePeople #ABetterDeal #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
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✅ VOTES NO on Kavanaugh
✅ Mainers for Accountable Leadership funds her future opponent

Pledge to help get Collins out of office in 2020 if she doesn’t stand with constituents;
Please RT 🖲…
Who says the GOP doesn’t care about women?

Chill the hysteria ladies!

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (NE) is here to mansplain: Women’s Concerns About Losing Their Constitutional #ReproRights are just “HYSTERIA”…
The Grotesque Decency of Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings
▪️Everything’s Fine
▪️Except Democrats who’ve descended into “mob rule”
▪️Democrats obstruct
▪️Stop squawking about documents
| Slate…
#HystericalDemocrats 👈🏼
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