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Tomorrow, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in 2 cases challenging the Trump Admin’s authority to take #Medicaid away from people who don’t meet work requirements or pay premiums. But the evidence is mounting that these waivers are harmful. (thread)
Here’s what we know: a federal district court already blocked #Medicaid waivers in AR, KY, & NH that would have allowed the states to take coverage away from people who didn’t meet work requirements and imposed other coverage restrictions.
The DC Circuit will hear the federal government’s appeal of those decisions tomorrow. In the meantime, CMS has continued to approve similar waivers in other states — despite the growing evidence showing their harm.
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The ‘National Journal’ noted that Mike Espy, #MS US Senate Candidate #Election2020-has
liberal social views mixed with his support for cutting the federal budget and protecting Mississippi's defense and agricultural industries.
In 2018, Espy said that he supports free trade.
Mike Espy 🔁#Mississippi US Senate candidate #Election2020-Nov-3.
believes that the decision by Republicans to deny an expansion of #Medicaid is why so many rural hospitals in Mississippi have closed. #MSpol #MS #DemSenate2020 FOLLOW>>@MikeEspyMS
Mike Espy 🔁#Mississippi US Senator #Election2020-Nov-3 opposes a border wall, citing cost concerns.He opposes the Trump administration's family separation policy and said “a solution can be found "with the right combination of common sense and compassion." #DemSenate2020
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#M4A won't overturn the #ACA, which is a law regulating insurance. It is not insurance. It regulates #Medicare plans as well as #Medicaid. The ACA protects people with #preexistingconditions & protects women, because being female was a pre-existing condition before the #ACA.
It's been nine years since the #ACA became law and even the person who was VP when that happened still doesn't know what it is and what it does.
The ACA saved lives by giving people access to health insurance. It saved my life. It will not be ended by #M4A. Only by the #GOP.
There is no reason to pit #M4A against the #ACA because they are apples and orangutans. The ACA made affordable healthcare accessible, but IS NOT INSURANCE. Private insurance won't end with any #M4A plan. ACA governs Medicare as well. So it needs to be maintained & strengthened.
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.@Communitysols is submitting comments in response to @OhioMedicaid request for information as they begin the process of selecting new managed care partners; comments focus on 2 themes, social determinants and mandatory data sharing communitysolutions.com/public_testimo…
@CommunitySols @OhioMedicaid TY to my @CommunitySols colleague @lorenanthes for editing our comments, it was a huge task, and thanks to everyone who helped inform these comments
@CommunitySols @OhioMedicaid You can follow my thread for a few of the @Communitysols recommendations that jumped out at me; the state selection of new managed care plans provides a great opportunity to advance sound, cost-effective policies that maintain access and improve quality
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The health care of tens of millions of Americans is on the line. This lawsuit to undermine the #ACA is personal to me. #CripTheVote #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake /1
15 years ago I was #paralyzed by a random bullet. I woke up from an induced coma to learn I had lost my #healthcare & I was now bankrupt, my family as shattered as my spine. #CripTheVote #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake /2
Over the next several years, I struggled. It was a constant fight to get the equipment, medicines and therapies I needed to survive. I lived in poverty, often having to decide which was more important: medicine or food. #CripTheVote #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake /3
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Friends, tomorrow a Federal appeals court will hear arguments on the Administration's lawsuit to throw out the entire #ACA -- including #PreExistingCondition protections.

A thread on what this means. 1/ usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
The fight to #SavetheACA is why Little Lobbyists exists. #ACA protections allow our kids to survive and thrive: #PreExistingConditions & essential care covered, no arbitrary annual/lifetime caps on care. 2/ littlelobbyists.org/our-stories
So when this Administration and the GOP in Congress began attacking the #ACA over two years ago, families organized together to fight back, to stand up for our kids and millions of others who would be devastated by these attacks. 3/ vox.com/policy-and-pol…
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Biggest cheer during @iowademocrats chair @troymprice's opening remarks came after he predicted #Iowa Ds will "send @joniernst into an early retirement." #IASen #HallofFame
Sen @CoryBooker is 1st candidate to speak at #HallofFame event. (19 candidates will each have 5 minutes)
"We are being tested. This is a moral moment in America, and we must meet this test. I'm running for president because we can't take 4 more years of Donald Trump." #iacaucus
But @CoryBooker isn't just running to beat Donald Trump. That's the floor, not the ceiling. We can't just run on what we are against. Democrats need to tell people what we are for. "Every American needs health care, and make no mistake, abortion is health care." #iacaucus
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Replace "oligarchy" and "authoritarianism" with T-R-U-M-P and people might actually listen.
Cue all the folks who hate Bernie claiming that socialism is bad when at least half their daily lives are *stops to get mail and also remembers I'm on Internet* filled with small s socialism.
#Bernie is his own worst enemy with his incessant buzzwords.
The FACT is, we need Dem Socialism desperately as a modality, but the #GOP has so tainted the word "socialism" that people forget what it really means.

Our MOST socialist prez was #LBJ, who gave us the #VRA, #CRA, #Medicare, #Medicaid, #SNAP, #NEA, ##PBS, #NPR. So...it's doable.
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🚨🚨The lies about the Trump Administration wanting to #ProtectOurCare stop TODAY! The dismantling of the law of the land has been going on since day 1 of this Administration to remove protections for 130M w/#PreExistingConditions

(THREAD) 1/
After failing to repeal the #ACA in Congress in 2017, in 2/2018, 18 @GOP AG's & 2 GOP Governors Filed a Lawsuit to Repeal the #ACA in the U.S. Northern District of TX. 2/
.@GOP officials claim since #ACA’s individual mandate fine was repealed in 2017 tax law, the mandate can no longer be considered a “tax.” b/c of this change, they argue the mandate is now unconstitutional & the entire ACA must be struck down.

These are their names. 3/
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@realDonaldTrump Crazy?
You also say Dems are "for crime," & "high taxes." THAT'S crazy. They're for border security THAT WORKS, & a FAIR taxation system.

Here's an Iowan who thinks you're wrong to say we're 'full.' Across Iowa and rural America, we need immigrants.
usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
@realDonaldTrump Here's what's crazy.

Experts say 1.1 million fewer people in the U.S. have #health coverage due to efforts to undermine the #ACA through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Hopefully voters will see the light before 2020.

usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
@realDonaldTrump Here's what's crazy.
You said you wouldn't touch #SocialSecurity, #Medicaid, or #Medicare, but your 2020 budget proposal cuts all 3.

Your YUGE deficit gives an EXCUSE for what GOP has wanted to do all along - cut what they like to call "entitlements."
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The GOP is still determined to end access to #healthcare for millions of Americans like me with #cancer and other life-threatening #PreExistingConditions.

Trump joins #antivaxxers to attack #Obamacare thinkprogress.org/trump-anti-vax… via @thinkprogress
Also, before the #ACA (also known as #Obamacare, which is a law not insurance) became law, women paid twice as much as men for health insurance, pregnancy was a #PreExistingCondition, mammograms and PAP tests were out-of-pocket expenses and 60M Americans were uninsured.
The #ACA has expanded #Medicaid in many states, created the healthcare marketplace which shows people a range of options within their states for affordable healthcare & it has saved millions of lives.
ACA will still be law after #M4A because it's essential healthcare protection.
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We will never forget the disgraceful AHCA vote on May 4th, 2017 as a symbol of the GOP’s war on health care, and there’s no doubt we will continue to hold Trump and Republicans accountable for their reckless actions to take away our health care. #ProtectOurCare #MadamSpeaker 1/
Two years ago, the GOP voted to repeal our health care. If it had become law, it would have left 23 MILLION *more* Americans without coverage, raised premiums by 20 percent, and gutted protections for people with pre-existing conditions. #WeWontForget #ProtectOurCare 2/
Two years ago, on May 4, 2017, the GOP House of Representatives passed the so-called “American Health Care Act,” or #AHCA, a health repeal bill that would have cut coverage, increased costs, and eliminated protections for millions of Americans. #WeWontForget #ProtectOurCare 3/
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They announced one of the largest #Medicaid Fraud investigations in history and said it's a nationwide investigation that started in South Carolina.

#OperationBraceYourself
So far, this was all I could find on it. Just a brief clip of the press conference and no other details yet.

wistv.com/2019/04/09/liv…
Oh, it looks like it was posted on the regular Justice Dept timeline here:

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@realDonaldTrump ⚡️TELL IT LIKE IT IS:
Dems are holding out for an amendment to include a handful of additional provisions, including requiring the Dept of Housing & Urban Development to release block-grant funding & money to help #PuertoRico repair damaged water systems.
thehill.com/homenews/admin…
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

The Dem-led House is passing bills that advance voting rights, protect our #healthcare & defend against #ClimateChange.

McConnell & the GOP are BLOCKING ALL OF THEM in the Senate, so who's obstructing? #FlipTheSenate #ProtectOurCare
politi.co/2UacLgc
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

❗️Our President has lied to you ABOUT THE AIR WE BREATHE❗️

Yes, the FALSE HEADLINE was ADDED to a real World Health Org map. In this one metric, the USA comes in 7th, not the cleanest.

This is BANANA REPUBLIC-STYLE govt.
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She takes care of ME-Life sure has a sense of humor.
#MothersDay
My brother we lost in an auto accident at age 19. #MothersDay
My best friend and reason for fighting my illnesses. #MothersDay
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#Republicans must now own their administration’s effort to destroy protection for preexisting conditions. nytimes.com/2019/03/27/us/…
The #ACA is critical to #RhodeIsland’s fight against the opioid crisis. The law has helped thousands of RIers get health insurance through #Medicaid expansion, and guarantees coverage for substance use treatment.

.@realDonaldTrump’s effort to overturn the #ACA is directly counterproductive to our work to curb this epidemic.

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I am scheduled for my 3rd surgery since December on Thursday.
Please do me a favor and promise to call your reps and senators and tell them you support and need the #ACA/#Obamacare and they only have your vote if they reject Trump's efforts to kill it.
Here's a thread on why:
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Many Americans think the #ACA/#Obamacare is insurance.
It is not.
The #ACA is a law governing insurance companies & forcing them to cover women & people with #PreExistingConditions.
The #ACA also says women cannot be forced to pay more than men for insurance.
#ProtectOurCare
2/
The #ACA/#Obamacare also provides for children 26 and under to be covered under their parents' insurance plans.
The ACA also created the healthcare marketplace, which provides tax subsidies for those unable to pay full-price for health insurance.
#ProtectOurCare
3/
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(THREAD) Donald Trump promised he'd put #AmericaFirst. The past 2 years have proven that his agenda is #MeFirst. Rather than #DrainTheSwamp, he filled his cabinet with elitist & grifting billionaires who have capitalized on their office at taxpayer expense. #TrumpCorruption
No one has profited more from the Trump Administration than the Trump Family. In violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, Trump retains ownership interests in his family business while he's in office. This is unprecedented. #AmericaFirst
When Jimmy Carter won the Presidency, he sold his family peanut farm in order to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. Every modern President has put their assets in a blind trust - every President except for Trump. #AmericaFirst
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BREAKING: The Trump Administration’s 2020 budget proposes to require ALL states to take #Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t meet a work requirement. (thread) whitehouse.gov/wp-content/upl…
In Arkansas, the only state to take coverage away from people not meeting a work requirement, more than 1 in 5 people have lost #Medicaid coverage under this policy.
Requiring states to impose this policy on all Medicaid beneficiaries is likely to have a devastating effect on their access to care. cbpp.org/blog/arkansas-…
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So in my city #SSI pays $771 a month.
I was just informed that I don't qualify because although I make below the poverty level in annual income, that income makes me ineligible.

The SSI person was very nice as I coughed through our conversation, but it's over.
#CripTheVote
How is anyone supposed to live on this amount of money in a big city? It's beyond belief. Who sets these income levels? Where are #disabled people supposed to live? How are they supposed pay for a phone? Even a burner costs $25 a month. What about utilities?
The insanity is, I just qualified for #SNAP because I live below the poverty level, but that "entitlement" as the #SSI person explained, counts against your income limit. The woman was very nice & commiserative, but she closed out my file. My application for #Medicaid is pending.
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Folks hate it when I remind them that our most progressive president was #LBJ, because someone told them it was #FDR.

(But it would have been great if FDR's VP #HenryWallace had succeeded him instead of #Truman.)

LBJ.
Almost a Socialist.
Unmatched to this day.
For those unfamiliar with LBJ, he gave us:
#CivilRightsAct
#VotingRightsAct
War on Poverty
Great Society
##Medicare
#Medicaid
Head Start
Immigration and Nationality Act (expanding immigration)
doubled federal spending on education
expanded wilderness preservation
gun control
LBJ also gave us:
Food Stamp Act (now SNAP)
Regional Medical Program
Higher Education Act
Public Broadcasting Act
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts

And yes, he gave us Vietnam.
But he was the most Socialist president in US history.
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since the inception by @ARHumanServices & @ADHPIO of the #ARWorks program, there has been nothing but confusion b/t @Arkansasgov & insurance providers ( @ArkBlueCross , etc.). plans terminated early, with no prejudice, against contrary recorded info.
#Arkansas
#insurance providers with inside knowledge report that plans are often set for termination before the month of reporting ends. as well as, #providers being given orders to terminate regardless of reporting status.
@Arkansasgov
for those not familiar, #Arkansas requires a minimum work/volunteer/school requirement to receive @CMSGov ( #Medicaid ) . fair enough, & undisputable. it's the unwritten rules & disarray of the department "stucture" that has take a huge toil on Arkansans.
vox.com/policy-and-pol…
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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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.@BrieZeltner's reporting highlights the connections btw lead, housing, education and #Medicaid that need to be made.

One thing: Managed care plans in #Ohio can be REQUIRED to improve screening this or have their $ impacted.

cleveland.com/metro/2019/01/…
#Ohio performs poorly on most child-based metrics: communitysolutions.com/managed-care-o…

@MikeDeWine has stated that looking at the plans' contracts to improve HEDIS performance is on the table. Good. They should be at risk for improving the screening rates. cc: @JoEllenCorrigan
For example: across all of the adolescent metrics tracked by the state, NO plan achieved above the 75th percentile in any given measure:
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