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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 @ScottWalker made his position on #ACA very clear for years: he hated it & wanted it repealed, if not by Congress than by the courts.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. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
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 apnews.com/6e1aa41dfaf243…
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The #IL13Debate between @BetsyforIL and @RodneyDavis is starting! Livestream at facebook.com/statejournalre… 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"
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Day 735 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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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/

acasignups.net/18/10/11/sigh-…
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%.

acasignups.net/rate-hikes/2019
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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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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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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#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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1. @PreetBharara @KamalaHarris @SenatorLeahy #StopKanavaugh #KavanaughConfirmationHearings Mr. Kavanaugh -@POTUS has slept with pornstars? Should he get a break? Can you define abhorrent?
2. Has @realDonaldTrump aka @potus done the same?
3. What questions would you like @realDonaldTrump to answer? Similar to these? Can we replace Lewinsky with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal?
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Friends, today's developments with regard to our health care made crystal clear #WhatsAtStake, the need to #StopKavanaugh, and the need to be a #HealthCareVoter this November.

Here's a quick explainer thread on what happened, and where we go from here. (1/)
In Texas today, a judge heard arguments on the lawsuit brought by several GOP State AGs and the Trump Administration to declare the #ACA, including #PreExistingConditions protections, unconstitutional. That judge seemed prepared to do just that. (2/)

modernhealthcare.com/article/201809…
If that one judge rules to strike down #PreExistingConditions protections, millions of Americans - including those of us with medically complex kids - would be at risk of losing health care.

Such a decision would be appealed, and could ultimately land at the Supreme Court. (3/)
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⚠️ GRAPHICS-HEAVY THREAD: Next week, the #TexasFoldEm lawsuit brought by 20 Republican Attorneys General against the #ACA goes to court. The Trump Administration is refusing to defend against it even though it EVERY legal expert says it’s a pile of steaming garbage. 1/
2/ If the #TexasFoldEm plaintiffs succeed, federal protections for those w/#PreExistingConditions would be gone. Not just on the individual market…people w/EMPLOYER coverage would be at risk as well, especially since most people are out of a job at least once in their lives.
3/ Here’s a reminder of the idiotic “argument” the #TexasFoldEm plaintiffs are using:
1. SCOTUS ruled the #ACA mandate is only Constitutional because it’s a tax.
2. The GOP repealed the mandate tax.
3. Therefore, they get to repeal the rest of the #ACA as well.
Really. That’s it.
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I don't know of anyone who has been asked not to attend a funeral.

In only 6 mths, Trump has been asked not to attend 2 funerals.

This is unprecedented.

Republican voters & white "Evangelical Christians" really outdid themselves with this amoral, sexual predator & traitor
Christianity Today: Trump humiliates & demeans the vulnerable. The "embodiment of what the Bible calls a fool."

Trump publicly describing the "benefits" of sex w a troubled teen.

This public behavior IS rape culture.

Trump is unfit in every way.

By the time the following video had been shot, Trump had been accused by Ivanka's mother of a brutal rape & of sexually assaulting another woman.

Trump agrees that he's a sexual predator. @IvankaTrump response? Inappropriate giggling.

Ivanka Trump ...

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On 7/27/17, the day of the #SkinnyRepeal Vote-A-Rama, I went to DC to meet with any Senate office that would listen to my healthcare story. I was terrified of #ACA repeal.

I had 8 spontaneous meetings that day.

At 515pmET I met w/@SenJohnMcCain Legislative Assistant. 1/5
@SenJohnMcCain's LA began to cry when I told her I had #Lupus (turned out her friend has it). She apologized & explained her friend had to move from DC, to a climate more conducive to the disease. But now she didn't have the same care. So I provided resources to help. 2/5
I was grateful I could help. I asked her to please tell @SenJohnMcCain to vote no on repeal, enhancing #ACA would be more beneficial for everyone. She would pass along my message. I left his office, got on a train back home & felt I did everything I could to stop repeal. 3/5
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Good news for Marylanders: thanks to the collective work of a united federal-state team, Maryland is at the forefront of an innovative reinsurance program that will increase access to quality health care while decreasing costs. #healthcare

healthcaredive.com/news/maryland-…
Together, we are working to stabilize the insurance market for Marylanders. But the reality is this waiver would not have been necessary if not for the Trump Administration's ongoing sabotage of the #ACA.
We needed to push back on the outrageous price increases caused by @POTUS' deliberate steps to undercut our health insurance markets and choke off federal funding. @POTUS promised to lower #healthcare costs, but nearly every action he has taken while in office has raised them.
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THREAD: For those who still don’t understand how important the #ACA #TexasFoldEm case is (along #StopKavanaugh), here’s a simple timeline of the ACA’s 3-Legged Stool:
1/ Here’s how the #ACA’s 3-Legged Stool was *supposed* to work when the law was passed. The blue leg includes the patient protections. The red leg is the part everyone hated but which served an important purpose. The green leg is the financial help for people to pay for it.
2/ This is what it ACTUALLY ended up looking like: There were two main problems. The financial assistance was cut off at 400% FPL income (& wasn’t generous enough), and the mandate penalty wasn’t strong enough to be fully effective. Both were EASILY fixable.
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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.
nyti.ms/2OAxR09
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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