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What has Pelosi achieved?

As House minority leader, she played crucial role turning back G.W. Bush’s attempt to privatize Social Security.

Key figure, more crucial than Obama, passing #ACA which produced spectacular fall in number of uninsured Americans.
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Helped enact financial reform, which helped stabilize economy & protected many Americans from fraud.
Helped pass Obama stimulus plan, which economists overwhelmingly agree mitigated job losses from financial crisis, playing role in laying foundation for a green energy revolution.
Quite a record
Republicans say Pelosi is a wild-eyed leftist
Whats so radical about:

Protecting retirement income
Expanding healthcare
Reinin runaway bankers
Untouched by allegations of personal scandal

Amazin given the right’s ability to manufacture allegations out of thin air
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THREAD: Tonight was the first night that I saw @RepKevinBrady answer questions without pre-selecting the questions. Here is the breakdown.
1/ Typically @bradyfortexas doesn’t host public town halls. He will pick his audience (think oil and gas employees, conservative groups, etc) and go speak to them, in which there is either a fee to get in or you have to be an employee of the company.
2/ Tonight was different for two reasons: 1) he spoke to a Woodlands village association (open to the public), and 2) it was announced about 2 weeks ago. Typically he will only give a 2-3 day heads up for a public event if he holds one.
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THREAD FOR EVERYONE OVER 40 YEARS OLD:

Do you remember “Harry & Louise”?

Here’s a reminder. Watch both commercials, but especially the second one. There’s a LOT going on here:

2/ First of all, notice how in 1993, “community rating” (i.e., not being allowed to charge people more based on their health status) was considered a HORRIBLE thing.
3/ Cut to 2018: 8 yrs after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, 89% of the public thinks it’s important NOT to charge people more for their health insurance based on their health status. EIGHTY-NINE PERCENT. This is the real legacy of the #ACA.

kff.org/health-costs/p…
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Hey @saneprogressive dig deeper. when I studied organ harvesting in Haiti & breeding for HLAs to reduce odds of rejection & right away saw the #ACA as a donot list of the poor replete w/ PMI of each.
#HomanSquare confirmed it--ah, Stanford medical--you're on the right track girl.
2600 hurt too bad to be booked in Baltimore in 36 months was no accident; Johns Hopkins likely gives the BPD union kickbacks; Freddie's Dead b/c spinal cord fluid is $1800 gram & he had a quart of it. Even a derelict's bone marrow is valuable & there's why your database.
2 Chicago girls head-shot same day 1 year ago were worth $1million each for hotswaps. JTTF gives a Crip or Blood a gun & 3k & gets delivery by nightfall; 2 girls were hit increased odds of a match w/ rich man's kid who needed an organ.
$6 Paki mangoes are for the same reason.
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🚨🚨🚨
GRAPHICS-HEAVY THREAD WARNING!
How Much More Will #ACASabotage Cost Unsubsidized Enrollees in YOUR Congressional District???
1/ Last year, I posted state-by-state infographics which broke out the estimated number of Americans who would lose healthcare coverage if each of the various #ACA repeal bills form the GOP were to become law.
2/ At first I used my own estimates, but then @EmilyG_DC and her colleagues from the Center for American Progress (@amprog) stepped up and started compiling their own projections. Their methodology was different but our estimates were generally in the same range.
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ALABAMA: Unsubsidized #ACA enrollees will have to pay up to $1,200 more apiece next year due *specifically* to #ACASabotage then they would otherwise have to: acasignups.net/18/08/01/alaba…
For those confused (since AL carriers are actually *dropping* rates 2%), here’s why: They both clarify that rates would drop significantly *more* without #MandateRepeal & #ShortAssPlans. Note: I’m actually assuming 1/3 *less* of an impact than the @UrbanInstitute did in March.
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My life and that of my mixed race lesbian family would be infinitely better if #HillaryClinton were POTUS.
Same for the folks in my 95% black neighborhood and majority POC sanctuary city.
The #GOPTaxScam raised my health insurance premium to $1,978.10 PER MONTH. For an HMO.
Trump has tried wherever possible to decimate all #Obama's progress in domestic and foreign policy.
Trump even had to damage what #HillaryClinton did as SoS and before--like the #IranDeal and #CHIP.
Trump's only legacy is obliterating the work of others.
You can say the percentage of growth is up for this quarter, but it's irrelevant when wages are stagnant and the permanent tax cuts for corporations were not passed on to workers. What was passed on was higher #healthcare premiums and workfare for parents of #disabled kids.
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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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⚠️⚠️ THREAD: Trump/GOP #ACASabotage is costing #ACA enrollees even more than you thought. Here’s why (warning: graphs ahead!)
1/ Every year during the off season, I spend countless hours digging into hundreds of wonky insurance carrier rate filing forms to analyze the weighted average rate increases for the following year.
2/ I then compile a table which breaks these averages out on a state-by-state basis, and I have a pretty damned good track record of accuracy, if I say so myself.
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⚠️ NEW: PENNSYLVANIA: Modified 2019 #ACA Rate Changes: 0.7% INCREASE *with* #ACASabotage vs. 5.5% DROP *without* sabotage: acasignups.net/18/07/23/penns…
NOTEWORTHY: At least one Pennsylvania carrier uses the word “SABOTAGE” in official filing form:
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Under The Affordable Care Act, Health insurers can NOT charge more or deny coverage to you or your dependents on your insurance b/c of #PreExistingConditions of ANY kind.

Here are the 20 @GOP state AGs & Governors trying to nullify the #ACA

What YOU need to know!

(THREAD) 1/15
Feb.18: 20 States, led by TX, sued, claiming #ACA was illegal:

AL
AR
AZ
FL
GA
IN
KS
LA
ME (Gov. Paul LePage)
MS (Gov. Phil Bryant)
MI
NE
ND
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
WI
WV

2/15
Lawsuit argues w/o #ACA individual mandate (repealed in 12/17 #TaxBill) the entire law should be illegal! How? Why? What?

In 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts stopped a 2012 lawsuit to make ACA illegal. Roberts said Congress could not order people to buy insurance....BUT

3/15
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#GOPComplicit incumbents represent their donors over constituents.

🇺🇸All states have a moment
🔴All #GOPTraitors have a thread
💵Top donors tagged to rep(s)
📰Negative news in each thread

🔎from:batmanresist ST## / STSEN

Hold them accountable for their actions.
#VoteThemOut
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THREAD: Want to know how serious I am about making sure EVERY Michigan state legislative candidate reads this? 1/

acasignups.net/18/07/19/open-…
I actually hunted down the Twitter handles of EVERY DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATE PRIMARY CANDIDATE. Out of 80 total candidates, 46 appear to be on Twitter. 2/
With that in mind, here’s An Open Letter to All Michigan Democratic Candidates: 26 Ways to Protect, Repair & Strengthen the #ACA at the State Level: acasignups.net/18/07/19/open-…
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⚠️ UPDATED: Across 23 states representing ~52% of the total individual market, avg. requested 2019 #ACA premiums are ~7.9% HIGHER *with* #ACASabotage vs. an estimated ~3.4% LOWER *without* #ACASabotage: acasignups.net/18/07/16/updat…
PUT ANOTHER WAY, so far, unsubsidized #ACA enrollees will be paying around $790 more *per enrollee* next year on avg. than they otherwise would be without #ACASabotage.
EXAMPLE: In New York, rates WOULD have gone up 12.1%, but due specifically to the GOP repealing the #ACA individual mandate & Trump killing restrictions on junk plans, they’re expected to increase ~24%.
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1. This idea that some #GOP have that the DT’s risky behavior is worth the risk because of the potential gains needs some tempering. In fact, the idea that DT would bring some flair for fortune-building from his business acumen was always dangerous.
2. For starters, there are few similarities between running a country and running a business and even fewer similarities between ‘business deals’ and global relations, foreign trade and the balance of power. And the latter issues, our POTUS barely comprehends.
3. #GOP leaders know this, but they’re still clinging to this monster of their own making. Let’s face it, 2 #SCOTUS seats, Ryan’s coveted #taxscam and busting up the #ACA is almost worth the destruction of the global economy, peaceful alliances, even their party, worth it.
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As expected, Trump has chosen an extremist for the Supreme Court who can & would undermine:

-Healthcare as a right, not a privilege
-Reproductive rights
-Voting rights
-Workers' rights
-Consumer rights
-A safe environment

For a generation. #Scotuspick #KavanaughSCOTUS 1/11
We need to call every one of our Senators. 202-224-3121, or with contactingcongress.org
NOW.

We need to support those who have come out against Kavanaugh & convince those that haven't that #Kavanaugh is the wrong choice. #NOKavanaugh

The following will tell you why. 2/11
A woman's right to choose is in jeopardy. A full repeal may or may not be attempted soon, but Roe v. Wade will be chipped away at.

Pro-choice GOP Sens. Susan Collins & Lisa Murkowski need to be reminded. Collins has been lied to before. #WhatsAtStake
3/11
thinkprogress.org/collins-murkow…
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🚨 #BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump has nominated #BrettKavanaugh to the #SCOTUS seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy. 👎🏾 #SaveSCOTUS #WhatsAtStake🚨
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Judge #Kavanaugh has been on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for over 10 years. He's a member of the Federalist Society. (@FedSoc) (yikes!)
Let's take a look at his record! 🧐 #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS
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ICYMI: The Federalist Society is “a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order.” #SCOTUS nominee #BrettKavanaugh is a member. Fun!
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Coming back from the holiday and catching up on the news? Here are some of the biggest stories you may have missed!
Republicans are standing by while Trump sabotages health care markets and raises premiums AGAIN! #ACA #ProtectOurCare nytimes.com/2018/07/07/us/…
GOP candidate says something racist? Say NO to racism by voting for @PaulDavisKS!

"While CNN has rated the race to replace Jenkins as leaning Republican, Democrats have lined up behind former Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis to flip the district."
cnn.com/2018/07/07/pol…
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This is actually a war on currently HEALTHY people as well. If the carriers throw up their hands and bail completely, NO ONE will be able to enroll.
The Achilles heel of the #ACA exchange structure is that participation is VOLUNTARY on the part of the carriers. If every carrier in a given region/state decides that offering individual market plans is too risky for them (whether justified or not)...
...there’s not much which can be done unless you tie participation to MCO/MA contracts or whatever (which I support, but which isn’t the case in most states).
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WHOA. ⚠️⚠️⚠️ RED ALERT...this is wonky but big. @bjdickmayhew @wcsanders @rebeccastob
Short version: This is the sole remaining #ACA stabilization program. There were a couple of lawsuits by carriers claiming that the formula was wrong. Looks like the Trump Admin is considering freezing payments entirely in response, which is apparently unnecessary.
I’m not an expert on Risk Adjustment by any means, so my first tweet *may* have overstated the “red alert!” status, which is why I cc’d folks who know a lot more about it like @bjdickmayhew, @rebeccastob and @wcsanders.
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1/ DEAR DEMOCRATS: Based on 21 states so far, I’ve concluded that you’re *sort of* overplaying your hand re. 2019 #ACA premium hikes. Let me explain. acasignups.net/18/07/03/updat…
2/ The talking point being spread among Dems is that “#ACA premiums will spike by double digits due to #ACASabotage!” The image which comes to mind is of rates increasing by ~20-25% with sabotage vs. perhaps ~5-10% without it, costing unsubsidized enrollees up to $1,000 more.
3/ Now the first part *is* accurate: #ACASabotage *is* causing premiums to increase an extra ~12% or so. However, the *specifics* are shaping up to be a bit different than I expected:
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#SadStateOfUS

1. Last weekend, concerned citizens voiced for keeping families together.
DJT admin will no longer release # of kids separated.
Splitting families at the border continues.

2. We said ICE needs reform.
DJT called us radicals.

3. DJT is again trying to repeal #ACA
Meanwhile.. parents of kids grabbed ... a few who have been able to unite.. have had to shell $$..

Yep. #USA snatches kids and then asks for and takes #Ransom.

#TrumpFail #GOPfail
July 4th tomorrow. Our freedoms are shaky.

7/2: DJT admired that Netherlands has "KINGDOM" in its name.

Netherlands is a progressive democracy, with healthcare4all
A single payer basic healthcare coverage,
Short and long-term medical care for youth <18.

DJT is chopping #ACA.
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Marches don't do shit to solve the problems we face as a nation. Due to gerrymandering, Citizens United, NRA and cheating (Scotus, stolen election) we have no opportunity to hold our representatives accountable $ is their only constituent. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
#Resisters stop hoping that either #Mueller or #midterm2018 will right the wrongs of this regime. Realize we must be prepared to simultaneously attack and employ different tactics to win. We have to think out-of-the-box and #justdoit as 1st #womensmarch #msdstrong @MomsDemand
It's time to take a cue from our global trading partners and those who boycotted NC due to HB2 (Bathroom Bill). I propose a nation-wide boycott of GOP states and/or districts until families reunited, #puertorico #flint #BLM #DACA, #ACA #SCOTUS globalnews.ca/news/4304951/c…
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Not-so-fun-fact: Every year Georgia doesn’t expand Medicaid, we miss out on $3 billion (billion, with a “B”) federal dollars meant to pay for Georgians' health coverage. That’s $8 million left on the table every day. Here's why that matters. 1/ gbpi.org/2018/georgia-r… #gapol
240k Georgians earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to receive subsidies available under the #ACA. They fall in a “coverage gap.”
Medicaid expansion would close that gap, providing health coverage to 473k more Georgians in '19. 2/ #gapol gbpi.org/2018/fast-fact…
But back to the $3 billion/year. The $8 million Georgia leaves on the table every single day could be used to keep our rural hospitals open, expand access to mental health care, and reduce our alarmingly high maternal and infant mortality rates. 3/ #gapol politics.myajc.com/news/state--re…
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