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CMS just approved #Wisconsin’s request to extend and amend its Section 1115 #Medicaid demonstration waiver. Wisc. is unique in that it covers childless adults up to the federal poverty level (at the state’s regular matching rate). medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-…
CMS approved 3 new conditions of Medicaid eligibility for childless adults in #WI today: (1) a work & reporting requirement for those ages 19-49; (2) $8 monthly premiums for those from 50-100% FPL; & (3) fully completing a health risk assessment at application & annual renewal.
The penalty for failing to meet the new work & reporting requirements for any 48 months is coverage loss, with a 6-month lockout period.
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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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Low-income Ohioans in these 26 counties are not required to work to receive food stamps. They are 97% white.

95% of Ohio's African-American families live outside of these counties, where they must work to receive food stamps. Read more in my latest paper: communitysolutions.com/research/recei…
The average unemployment rate in Ohio's eight largest cities is about 12%. Seven of them have unemployment rates higher than almost all 26 counties where work requirements for food stamps are waived. Read more in my latest paper communitysolutions.com/research/recei…

#SNAP #Food #Ohio #poverty
TLDR; OH's waiver of work reqs for food stamps at the county level implicitly favors rural white Ohioans, while minorities in cities w/ high unemployment and poverty are not granted such leniency.

OH's proposal to implement work reqs in #medicaid uses the same exemption criteria
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@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 1/ Distracted by #Kavanaugh's #RapeTrain? Don't be. They're Going After Your Social Security & More! washingtonsources.org/gop-quietly-se…
Another enema of Sunshine: #AltGovDaily #IndivisibleTimes #WHPDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV
@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 2/ Another enema of Sunshine: The House just passed a FY2019 Budget bill that Trump has promised to sign, which guts Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid to the tune of 2 Trillion.
@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 3/ The Social Security Trust Fund, separate from the debt of the US, is currently funded at 2.5 Trillion. So this budget is effectively a theft of most of the Trust fund.
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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. goo.gl/qX9Eja
.@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. goo.gl/HFxLh8
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Great reporting by @Rewire_News.
I have spoken at length about work requirements, and this is why.

What is happening in Arkansas is infuriating.

There's a lot to unpack here, and I know threads can be tedious, but please stay with me. 1/
I live in rural PA, where progressives can be pretty moderate. Last spring, a member of our local progressive group's Facebook page commented, "What's the big deal? If they're able bodied, shouldn't they work?" The comment got "likes," so I asked to speak at the next meeting. 2/
I explained to the group that the goal of #workrequirements was not to get people to work, but to kick ppl off #Medicaid. I stressed that the bureaucracy surrounding work requirements targets those who work. After the meeting, so many said, "I hadn't thought of it that way." 3/
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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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.@CookCtyHealth is the region’s medical safety net, known for treating everyone whether they can pay or not. But how much free health care can it provide? The estimated tab this year: about half a billion dollars. Here’s why. Read/listen @WBEZ (1/16) >> tinyurl.com/ydfzefjd
2 big reasons: 1) @CookCtyHealth’s share of free care is growing, while other hospitals in #CookCounty provide less 2) #CookCounty health system’s ability to bill & get paid. (2/16) @cookcountygov
First, about that growing amount of free care. We’re starting to see the ripple effect of a 2012 Illinois law. It aimed to settle how much free care non-profit hospitals in the state must provide to keep what can be very lucrative property tax breaks. (3/16) @KHNews @hamiltonproj
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It is imperative we expose the ongoing #GOP narrative that uses Leader Nancy Pelosi as a lightening rod for misogynistic, ageist and partisan attacks and what motives and attitudes lie behind it. /1 #IStandWithNancy #GOPLies #DemocraticPrincipledLeadership
In order to get at that truth, it is vital for voters to meet Nancy Pelosi, understand her background, accomplishments and values as well as her vital importance to the Party of the People./2
Nancy Pelosi has consistently put her constituents first and foremost and as Speaker and Minority Leader she has served all Americans with the same commitment and intensity./3 #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership #IStandWithNancy
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Aug 15-22, 2018
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1. Ricky Johnston from Las Vegas admitted to receiving over 600 images of toddlers & children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.

#childpornography #childsexabuse #RickyJohnston #projectsafechildhood

justice.gov/usao-nv/pr/las…
2. Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest one of the most prolific dark net drug dealers in the world.
Matthew & Holly Roberts used the darknet marketplace to distribute #fentanyl #oxycodone #heroin #meth & other drugs.

#darknet #silkroad #alphabay
justice.gov/usao-ndoh/pr/o…
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Week of July 30, 2018
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1. Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges.

#childpornography #projectsafechildhood #ICAC #NewMexico

justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/las…
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In honor of #Medicaid's birthday, I'm going to do a quick thread on why I believe #MedicaidForAll makes a great deal more sense than #MedicareForAll. #Medicaid53
First, most #MedicareForAll proponents describe a health care program that looks a lot closer to Medicaid than it does to Medicare, in terms of benefits & cost-sharing.
This Vox piece from @singlepayertom and @_Middleman says #MedicareForAll should mean zero cost-sharing. Medicare doesn't work that way - Medicaid does. vox.com/the-big-idea/2…
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Happy Anniversary, #Medicaid! Here are a few reasons #MedicaidWorks so well. bit.ly/2A8SFJG #HappyAnniversaryMedicaid #Medicaid53
#Medicaid helps seniors, people with disabilities, kids, parents, and many others live healthy lives. #MedicaidWorks #HappyAnniversaryMedicaid #Medicaid53
#Medicaid offers high-quality care. Medicaid beneficiaries are likelier than those with private coverage to say their care was excellent or very good. #MedicaidWorks #HappyAnniversaryMedicaid #Medicaid53
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This November, millions of Americans’ access to health care is on the line. Each day from #100DaysOut to midterm elections, we’ll share the story of a Little Lobbyist who needs YOU to be a #HealthCareVoter for them. THREAD 0/100
#100DaysOut “Meet our kids and think of them when you vote. Our children deserve that.” @ElenaHung202 bsun.md/2LTlco6

This November, Xiomara's access to health care is #WhatsAtStake. She needs you to be a #HealthCareVoter. 1/100

bit.ly/2K3XYtQ
#100daysout Timmy would’ve lost his insurance in the NICU if he hadn’t been born just 6 days after the #ACA banned lifetime caps on care. bit.ly/2sAzoJV

Timmy's access to health care is #whatsatstake this November. Be a #HealthCareVoter. 2/100

bit.ly/2OrNcRt
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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."
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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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