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transcribed #M4A, @HeinisHardNews: "All right. So I found this statistic pretty interesting. 124,000 New Jersians lost health insurance at the height of the pandemic in 2020 leaving 700,000 uninsured, and 13.5% of people in Hudson County to this day do not have health insurance."
@HeinisHardNews "Now this week, @BernieSanders reintroduced the #MedicareForAll act of the Senate alongside one of our senators and that's @CoryBooker and last year in the House was actually co-sponsored by quite a few people including @FrankPallone, @RepBonnie, @DonaldNorcross, @RepDonaldPayne"
"...and it had a lot of national support from labor groups, as well - I won't read them all, but the point is, if elected, would you sign on as a co-sponsor in the for the #MedicareForAll act in 2022? And we'll start with Rob this time."
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A few issues with the @EnergyCommerce "Build Back Better Act" provisions relating to states that rejected #ObamaCare's #MedicaidExpansion.

Based on a summary by @CenterOnBudget's @JudyCBPP: cbpp.org/research/healt….

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1. Rewards Republican states for rejecting #ObamaCare.

It would authorize Exchange subsidies for people below the poverty line--but only in states that rejected the #ACA's #Medicaid expansion.

That gives GOP states a better deal than Democratic states that embraced #ObamaCare.
2. Costs more than expanding Medicaid.

Taxpayers in Democratic states would end up paying more to cover those 2 million people because:

- "private" #ObamaCare plans spend more per person than Medicaid

- governments in non-expansion states wouldn't have to contribute anything
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🚨BREAKING: #Idaho enacts “crisis standards of care” due to hospitals being overwhelmed by the #COVID19 surge, warning that some patients won't get needed care.

So many UNVACCINATED are now sick that healthcare resources must be rationed.

PEOPLE WILL DIE BECAUSE OF THIS.🤬
If you need critical care but are unable to get an ICU bed because the hospitals are overwhelmed with unvaccinated #COVID19 patients, your chances of survival are slim to none.

#GetVaccinated
No, it’s NOT #ObamaCare that led to these “death panels” in @GOP-stronghold #Idaho.

It’s the UNVACCINATED.🤬

#GetVaccinated #COVID19
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1/ SCOTUS agrees 7-2 with #ObamaCare critics like @jadler1969 & me (nypost.com/2019/03/28/oba…) that the plaintiffs in #CAvTX lacked standing to challenge #ObamaCare's individual mandate: supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf…. GOP appointees Roberts, Thomas, Kavanaugh, Barrett joined majority.
2/ #CAvTX arose after Roberts in #NFIBvSebelius saved the #ACA by interpreting the mandate as a tax. NFIB "gutted the Constitution's political-accountability constraint, which had prevented Congress from creating the mandate via Congress' taxing power." forbes.com/sites/michaelc…
3/ Roberts' opinion indicated that if the Court could not interpret the mandate as a tax, the mandate would have been unconstitutional.
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BADABOUM MAJUSCULE. La #CourSuprême menée par 1 alliance baroque des progressistes ET de Roberts, Kavanaugh, Thomas, Barrett (donc 2 des 3 juges nommés par #Trump- so long-) sauve 1 nouvelle fois l'#Obamacare dont le Texas réclamait l'inconstitutionnalité. supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf…
2. Les juges progressistes et 1 majorité des conservateurs de la #CourSuprême affirment donc que le Texas, les Etats républicains et les plaignant individuels n'étaient pas fondés à poursuivre et à rechercher l'abrogation d'#Obamacare pour inconstitutionnalité...
3. ET/MAIS...dans 1 autre arrêt majeur du jour (Fulton), les juges progressistes rejoignent les conservateurs en faveur d'1 agence catholique d'aide à l'enfance suspendue par la ville de Philly pour avoir refusé de placer des enfants chez des couples homosexuels. Donnant-donnant?
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For the second time in recent years, my monthly #SocialSecurity benefit has gone DOWN because the premium for #Medicare has gone UP more than the #COLA adjustment to the cash benefit. SS isn’t an “entitlement”, it’s insurance into which I paid a fortune. Any insurance policy
which doesn’t adjust for inflation in all of its elements (including healthcare inflation, which has ALWAYS run ahead of ordinary inflation), is poorly designed and needs fixing.

#UniversalHealthcare would literally solve the problems of funding for #MediCare overnight.
#Congress, please strengthen and expand #ObamaCare in such a way the people who are on fixed income do not see their #COLA increases entirely eaten up by #Medicare expenses!
Controlling runaway pharmaceutical costs would be a great place to start!
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This happening today: Confirmation of @XavierBecerra to lead #HHS.

Will @POTUS @JoeBiden soon thereafter identify his nominee to lead #FDA?

#pharma #biotech
Also today, #NIH Fauci, @CDCDirector Walensky & #FDA Peter Marks are back on Capitol Hill -- virtually -- today along with @DavidAKesslerMD to testify this time at @HELPCmteDems on #COVID19 starting at 10amET help.senate.gov/hearings/exami… #COVIDvaccinations #vaccines #CDC
The House @AppropsDems Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies Subcommittee also examines #COVID19 outbreaks at federal prisons at 2pmET appropriations.house.gov/events/hearing… #MaskUp
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What's in the $1.9 Trillion House COVID Relief Bill?
The House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan which the #USSenate is currently considering.
Nine of the 12 House committees have approved legislation. This thread will summarize the major elements.
American Rescue Plan - Ways & Means $923B
👉$1,400 stimulus $422B
👉unemployment $246B
👉Tax Credit $143B
👉pension grants $58B
👉ACA 2021/2022 $45B
👉sick leave / retention credit $14B
👉COBRA coverage $8B
👉foreign subsidiaries $22B
👉Other policies $9B
American Rescue Plan - Oversight & Reform$350B
👉Provide money to state governments $195B
👉Provide money to local governments, territories, and tribes $155B
👉Create paid #COVID19 leave for federal workers and other policies $0.4B
#CovidReliefBill
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The U.S. surpassed 350,000 reported deaths from #COVID19 last night.
gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashbo…

And Trump, Pence & Alex Azar are doing what about it today?

Where is the accountability for these deaths?

#MaskUp
As of yesterday #CDC says 13,071,925 doses of #COVID19 #vaccines distributed but only 4,225,756 administered.
covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tra…

Recall, Alex Azar pushed back against any additional funds for states to administer vaccines. #HHS was also slow to distribute #CARESAct funds.
Fauci on #ThisWeek: "There's no running away from the numbers."
"The deaths are real deaths."

Meanwhile, Trump remains in denial & continues to undermine #CDC's #publichealth experts.


#COVID19 #pandemic #vaccines
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@norman_c_wang MD, MS
Wrote a researched paper
Re: Affirmative Action
Got slammed by
Cancel Culture
He's employed by @UPMC
Who's been in the NEWS lately about Covid...1/8

triblive.com/news/education…
@norman_c_wang
The actual "offensive to PC" Article, which seemed to address Common Program Requirements diversity directive👇....2/8

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Back to @UPMC & @ZekeEmanuel
"Doctor of Death"
#obamacare author
"Complete Life System"
Preferential care to people
Btwn 5-50yrs old
w/ @amprog @PennMEHP
@PennGlobal -> @PennBiden
& @JoeBiden "Health Czar"
A little of his behind the scenes activity..3/8

sites.google.com/site/bioterror…
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Perdue MAY have cleared the #LowBarr from his powerful cousin @SecretarySonny's corrupt boss Trump's NOT so independent DOJ & the #jayClayton's UBER #InsiderTraitorFriendlySEC in March

That was WAY B4 all of the following information was known
(1/?)

FYI 4 anyone unable to get behind pay wall on #Cardlytics #PerdueInsiderTrading scandal

#1- Congressional ethics rules doesn't prohibit individual stock trading.... insider trading is prohibited but hard 2 prove
My guess is that's why he was cleared by Senate ethics early
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#FDA's #VRBPAC doesn't meet until Dec. 10 on $PFE/ $BNTX & Dec. 17 for $MRNA/#NIH vaccines. Does Meadows think he can really push FDA to move the dates up sooner?
What is Meadows & Trump doing to ensure states have enough funding to actually distribute #COVID19 #vaccines?
Maybe Topol needs to ask his friend @SteveFDA if that meeting went so well yesterday & Hahn stood up for #FDA then, why is Meadows & Hahn doing it all over again today?

#COVID19 #vaccines
It was just last week when @SecAzar insisted the "proof was in the pudding" about Trump & pressuring #FDA.

So, two trips in two days to the White House for @SteveFDA.

What kind of pudding are they making at the White House @SecAzar?


#COVID19 #vaccines
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Today's the day the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case challenging Obamacare.

Here's a 15 minute primer👇
The case will be a test for the court's newly strengthened conservative majority and it could produce a decision that wipes out health insurance for 20 million people and protections for millions with preexisting conditions, which now includes #Covid19.
But Roberts & Kavanaugh have expressed reluctance to toss out an entire statute just because one part is unconstitutional, @GregStohr reports

news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/su…
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Does Biden’s presidential win make the ACA (#Obamacare) more likely to survive tomorrow’s Supreme Court case?

Only marginally, and it would all come down to Georgia.

Here's why: (1/7)
2/ The Trump Admin is arguing in court that the ACA should be struck down. A Biden Admin would change positions to defend the law.

But the Trump admin’s exit has no effect on the plaintiffs in the case – 18 Republican-led states + two individuals – who aren’t backing out
3/ There’s nothing administrative that Biden can do unilaterally as president to reverse the course of the ACA case. Biden can’t simply issue an executive order and make it go away. This case is now up to the largely conservative SCOTUS to decide.
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Prepare for a complete and total realignment of both titular political parties. First, the Democrats. Watch an AOC run from the extreme left along with #TheSquad and their being splattered by heritage and vestigial old school DNC types and thus and internecine civil war. Next.
AOC and her ilk will claim victory through some monumentally contorted reasoning and they will interpret this as some form of mandate to pursue and prosecute extreme leftist insanity. George Soros will back this as his goal is systematic destabilization. Of everything. Next.
The Democratic Party will quickly realize that it has no platform or agenda. Its entire focus was #AnybodyButTrump. As they will immediately see this is not a platform or even a way of thinking. It is mindless folly and will breed internal conflict within the party. Next.
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Of 133 million w/ preexisting conditions, 54 million will be permanently uninsurable if Trump wins his Supreme Court case & the #ACA is overturned. For others, any gap in coverage, no matter how short, could forever bar them from insurance. <NYT: thread> nytimes.com/article/suprem…
If Trump wins in Court, 165 million Americans will again face annual & lifetime caps for costs, including both those who get their insurance thru work & those who buy it on the exchanges.

Employers will negotiate which conditions, therapies, drugs they'll cover in their plans.
If Trump wins his case, being female will again be considered a preexisting condition; insurers will be free to increase premiums for women.

60 million #Medicare beneficiaries will face changes to medical care and possibly higher premiums.
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Thread: I joined @FoxBusiness @EveningEdit to discuss @realDonaldTrump and @JoeBiden performances and answer the question - who won the #PresidentialDebate2020? Watch and share -
2/ What will decide the election? Covid? Jobs? @realDonaldTrump has an excellent record on jobs and has strengthened the economy even during the era of #Covid19...I can only imagine what kind of corruption would take place if @JoeBiden had to handle this…
3/ @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris can't decide what they want more - money or votes? #JoeBiden honestly thinks the American people will not hold him accountable for his positions - is he just forgetful or is there some cognitive disconnect there?
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#LIVE: So with all the changes made to the protocols for this #PresidentialDebate, here's hoping we have a slightly more civilized affair from the first debate between #Trump and #Biden earlier this month...

Follow live here: arab.news/my3tv
#LIVE: The two men are on the stage, so we're ready to go in the #PresidentialDebate - #Trump v. #Biden all over again...

Follow live: arab.news/my3tv
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On @NBCNews 'town hall' program, @POTUS says "I had a little bit of a temperature" during his bout with the #coronavirus and "the lungs were perhaps a little bit infected."
"After the debate...a day or so, I tested positive," says @POTUS, declining to answer @SavannahGuthrie question on whether he took a #COVID19 test on the day of the debate.
"Possibly I did. Possibly I didn't," adds @POTUS. "I was in great shape for the debate."
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Day one today of @OversightDems #drugprices hearing at 10amET: $BMY & its Celgene unit & $TEVA.
oversight.house.gov/legislation/he…

Also, at 11:30amET, @EnergyCommerce #COVID19 #vaccines hearing: energycommerce.house.gov/committee-acti…
.@RepMaloney notes that anyone in the @OversightDems room not wearing #masks will not be recognized at today's #drugpricing hearing.

#drugprices $BMY $TEVA
.@RepMaloney starts out playing clip of @RepCummings, who died last year before he could convene today's #drugpricing hearing.

He notes #pharma one of most powerful/profitable industries in the world.

#DrugPrices #pharma #biotech
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#SCOTUS up first.

What does Trump mean Democrats didn't have the election with #MerrickGarland?

@BarackObama was in the White House!

#2020Debates #2020Debate #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
.@JoeBiden insists should wait on #SCOTUS confirmation & see the outcome of #2020election.

If #Obamacare / #ACA struck down, what happens? Women's rights fundamentally changed.

Not appropriate before election.

#2020Debates #2020Debate #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
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BREAKING: @JoeBiden AGAIN dodged thousands of dollars in #Obamacare and #Medicare taxes in his 2019 tax returns. RT/follow along for more details, as I update my @WSJopinion piece in real time...
wsj.com/articles/how-t…
@JoeBiden and @DrBiden released their 2019 tax returns a little bit ago -- you can view them here. They show the Bidens again used a loophole that I profiled in my @WSJopinion piece... 2/ joebiden.com/wp-content/upl…
The issue involves two corporations, CelticCapri Corp. and Giacoppa Corp., through which @JoeBiden @DrBiden funneled their book/speech income. Funneling the income through these S-corps allowed them to avoid #Medicare and #Obamacare payroll taxes... 3/
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If Coney Barrett can't handle the political pressure of Trump not wanting people to wear #masks in the midst of a #pandemic - including her own children - how will she handle anything political at #SCOTUS?

#COVID19 #MaskUp #2020Election #Obamacare #ACA
Who puts Trump above the well-being of their own family members?

Oh, wait, abcnews.go.com/Politics/birx-…

#COVID19 #pandemic #MaskUp #SCOTUS #Obamacare #2020Election #DeborahBirx
I wonder if any senators will bring up the fact Coney Barrett declined to wear a mask & declined to have her own children wear #masks in crowded environment at the White House b/c of Trump?

That should reflect on her ability to handle political pressure

#COVID19 #maskup #SCOTUS
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