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🚨 Holy Smokes.
Let me repeat that: 4.2 MILLION currently uninsured Americans could get #ACA-compliant healthcare policies FOR FREE.

(yes, they'd have high deductibles, but they'd include FREE preventative services, such as, blood/drug screenings, mammograms, vaccinations, etc)
THREAD: Here's the full list of FREE preventative services (regardless of deductible) included with every #ACA marketplace policy (as long as it's done in-network): 1/…
--Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
--Alcohol misuse screening and counseling
--Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer =
--Blood pressure screening
--Cholesterol screening
--Colorectal cancer screening for adults 50 to 75
--Depression screening
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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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Under #WiLameDuck bills, WisGOP Legislature gives itself the majority of WEDC Board appointees, who oversee #Foxconn. They now appoint WEDC Board CEO instead of Governor.
As if we didn't know WEDC was a #wiright slush fund before. SHUT IT DOWN @Tony4WI
#Foxconn #wiunion #wigov
2/ #WiLameDuck bills also try to prevent AG-elect @JoshKaulWI from pulling out of lawsuit to end #ACA. It would make the WisGOP-dominated Joint Finance Committee approve of such a pull out. Seems unconstitutional.
#wiunion #wigov #wiright #wipolitics
@JoshKaulWI 3/ Heres the LFB summary of all of the #WiLameDuck garbage. In addition to micro-managing Evers and Kaul, it also has a more tax cuts for the rich thrown in.…
#wiunion #wigov #wiright #wipolitics #ALEC
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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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Trump admin releases 4 "concepts" for states to consider under the #ACA 1332 waiver program.… @GtownCHIR So what are the 4 concepts?
'Course, they don't mention fact that 1332 guidance released earlier this month is probably in violation of APA (state proposals that take advantage of looser guardrails likely face legal challenge)…
(1) state could re-direct ACA subsidies to personal accounts, from which consumers could draw $ for premiums, cost-sharing.
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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, 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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I have no excuse not to advocate. So as the season's first snow fell, my friend and patient advocate Peter @morethanmySLE and I hit the halls of the US Senate.

Peter suffers from chronic illnesses. The #ACA saved his life, so now he takes peoples' stories to their senators.
There is a rule being proposed called the "public charge rule." It vastly expands the types of public benefits that an immigrant seeking a green card is barred from - to the point that it becomes a public health issue.

Here's the rule - all 400+ pages:…
Because an immigrant mother with a breast pump paid for by WIC for her US citizen baby will fear that our government will deport her. So, her baby suffers.

This rule will be particularly harsh on pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children.…
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Control of House oversight is a huge win for Dems.

A check on abuse of power.
There will be real investigations into corruption, nepotism, and conspiracy.

There will be no 2nd #GOPTaxScam.
There will be no repeal of the #ACA.

Democracy was on the ballot.
Disappointed about Senate results?

We dared to hope the Senate was flippable, but the truth is it was a near impossible climb. Dems had to defend more seats than the GOP did, and held their own.

Sets up the next 2 elections, where Dems have a better chance. It’s a long game. /2
Still, as the media debates whether or not this was a wave, keep this in mind.

Dems won the popular vote in this election by 54% to the GOP 46%. That’s a bigger wave than the GOP’s in ‘95, ‘10, and ‘14. Bigger than the Dem’s ‘06. Only ‘08 was bigger.

That is a big wave!
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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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Hey @realDonaldTrump --

Stop with the lies and distractions & actually stand up for pre-existing condition protections.

You’ve tried to distract the American people and we’ll see you in court about #BirthrightCitizenship.

But we’re not letting this lie go unchecked.
Your administration is currently backing a lawsuit that nullifies protections for pre-existing conditions despite saying that Republicans support them.…

This is GOP hypocrisy at its most blatant and craven state.
So we have some simple questions for the President:

1. Will you order the DOJ to intervene in Texas, et al v. U.S., et al and defend protections for pre-existing conditions?

2. Will you repudiate the brief arguing for the elimination of pre-existing conditions protections?
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Can someone explain to me when the @GOP stopped ignoring fiscal responsibility?
Can someone explain to me why @GOP claimed to be the party of Moral Values but continues to support a person like @realDonaldTrump?

Can you explain to me why you wouldn't want another party in power for the Senate or House when you believe in the Constitution and checks and balances?

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OK, here we go with the #IL13Debate!
I wish I'd known about this debate early enough to submit a question of my own.
Q: Free college for everyone? #IL13Debate
BDL: Reduce hurdles to graduation
RD: Not for free education. But college should be cheaper.
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.#Wisconsin story, prominent elsewhere. @ScottWalker made his position on #ACA very clear for years: he hated it & wanted it repealed, if not by Congress than by the courts. Now he’s fudging on pre-existing conditions after all this time. He’ll debate @Tony4WI on this Friday.
Follow up to this: it isn’t just @ScottWalker. GOP candidates around the country seem to be taking cues from Trump. Now, Trump is lying about supporting pre-existing conditions protections; he lies about everything. @feliciasonmez has chapter & verse.…
Just for fun, let’s pile on w/this @esballentine piece about pre-existing conditions protections, and how Republican candidates around the country struggle to explain being against them, before being for them. @sbauerAP…
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The #IL13Debate between @BetsyforIL and @RodneyDavis is starting! Livestream at… and some other places I'm too lazy to look up.
My prediction: #PreexistingConditionRodney will boast about his nonbinding preexisting condition resolution that never made it out of committee. And that his wife had cancer. #IL13Debate #ACA #healthcare
Davis says he fixed the "broken tax code" without mentioning the increase in deficit spending and that the tax cuts went primarily to the rich.
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Trump: Day 630
-Made 129 False Claims Last Week
-Planning 2 Separate More Children
-Aides Embarrassed by Kanye Antics
-Hatch Act Filed Against Sanders
-Don Jr Ties Khashoggi 2 bin Laden
-Holds 3rd Campaign Rally This Week
-Sz Robert E. Lee was "Great General"
Day 735 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 586 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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THREAD: This morning, Trump's CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, posted a press release claiming that Trump Admin actions have "caused rates to drop for the first time." This is...stretching things, to put it mildly. 1/…
2/ FIRST, the "1.5% drop" @SeemaCMS refers to only applies to on-exchange plans, only includes 39 states, and only applies to the benchmark plans. When you include all 50 states, all plans at all metal levels and off-exchange enrollees, it's +3.1%.
3/ SECOND, it's true that even +3.1% is still a lot smaller than prior years...which is why you have to look at WHY premiums increased so much for 2018 LAST year. About 60% of that ~27% increase was due SPECIFICALLY to Trump Admin actions: CSR cut-off + other assorted factors:
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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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1. #Millennials we are reaching the final days for Voter Registration! The policy direction determined by the 2018 midterm elections WILL absolutely impact your life choices and options. The #Healthcare vote matters even if you're young and healthy.
2. Company/employee loyalty has become a nominal factor in career trajectory. Boomers lamented how often GenXers would change jobs, but #Millennials have figured out how to make lateral moves work in their favor.
3. Young workers move on from companies relatively quickly, enhancing their resume and generally increasing earning power with each lateral move. Companies are able to keep their employee costs down - for many industries it's a win-win.
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The person who should be making decisions about a woman’s health is that exact woman. Not her boss, and not her government. Our coalition of 17 AGs is filing a brief challenging @POTUS’s efforts to roll back contraceptive coverage under the #ACA. #HandsOffMyBC
@POTUS Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 3.8 million women in New York and millions more across the country have access to birth control with no out-of-pocket costs. We’re not going back.
As we've argued, the Trump administration's rules are unlawful, seeking to undermine women's basic freedom and equality.

We will continue to do what it takes to protect New Yorkers' right to reproductive health care.
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Wanted to share a little about the lawsuit that AG Hawley filed that would eliminate protections for preexisting conditions for millions of Americans, including kids like ours. Feel free to follow along. 1/
Here's the first page of the lawsuit seeking to declare our health care protections unconstitutional. AG Hawley didn't have to join this lawsuit, but he chose to, on behalf of his state. 2/
Here's the part that says the #ACA protects #PreExistingConditions, makes sure people can't be charged more for them, and requires that insurers cover essential health benefits.

That's the part that keeps our kids alive and our families out of bankruptcy. 3/
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I want to tell a story of what happened to my #ACA plan after Trump took office. I’m not sure if many of you remember when he decided the Government would no longer pay subsidies for the #Obamacare plans, but eventually the Court system told him he couldn’t do that. BUT ...
In the mean time Millions of Americans experienced what I did. Which was a surge in price increases for plans we had locked into place months ago.
My plan more than tripled in price.
Over a one month period.
I received a letter from my insurance company basically saying ...
That because of this Administration and the games they were playing my cost would triple for the remainder of my plan.
Three times the price.
Which for any average working class American is just something we can’t afford. Add on the fact that I’m a single mom working 2+ Jobs ..
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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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