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Not all of the President’s more than 15,400 false and misleading claims are equal. This is a bald-faced lie.
What an insult to every American that he believes we’re gullible enough to believe his blatant lies. His actions speak louder than his empty words, and Trump and the GOP are **STILL** pushing to kill #ACA, including coverage of #PreExistingConditions. nytimes.com/2020/01/13/ups…
President Trump has repeatedly, consistently, and spitefully tried to strip protections for those with #PreExistingConditions. And he has no plan for what comes next. washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/…
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The #ACA/#Obamacare has been law for a decade. It is not and has never been insurance. It provides for the healthcare marketplace where people can shop their states' private insurance companies for affordable plans. It also provides tax credit subsidies for those plans.
The #ACA also expanded #Medicaid to cover more low income people. And created coverage for the #Medicare "donut hole." The law also stipulates that being female must be covered (it was not before the ACA) and that women must not pay more than men for the same plan, like before.
The #ACA also requires insurers to cover #PreExistingConditions like #cancer or #diabetes. The ACA charged the states with providing access to health insurance for low income people via #Medicaid.
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Take a trip with me with gratitude and these are just some of the members of Congress I met with to #ProtectOurCare in 2019.

Ready? Let's take a trip around the country and give thanks for the Reps fighting for our #PreExistingConditions protections.(Thread)

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Before we begin this journey, I want to remember the late great Congressman Cummings.

He thanked me in July for taking my pain, turning it into a passion, to do my purpose. I will never forget those words, nor will I forget the Congressman. #RestInPower

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Meeting Speaker Pelosi was truly a surreal experience.

One of the most compassionate people I've met on the Hill.

She has plenty of gratitude, grace, & is humble. She is also a fierce fighter.

Which goes to show, that you can multi-task in the fight to #ProtectOurCare

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It's still **CODE RED** for Americans' health care. Pres. Trump's zeal to strip critical protections from millions of Americans through the courts--WITH ABSOLUTELY NO BACKUP PLAN IN PLACE--is among his most harmful, reckless, and shameful policy priorities.
The #ACA is the law of the land and it needs to stay that way. The fight must go on. This Republican lawsuit, fully supported by the Trump Adm., also imperils all those who depend on Medicaid expansion for #opioid treatment.
More than 135 million Americans with #PreExistingConditions remain at risk of losing vital protections, and millions could be uninsured. Hardworking Americans’ premiums and prescription drug prices could rise even higher than they are now. We must not go backward.
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Putting it out there. In the next election cycle i want to see #disability orgs invited by non disability orgs on town halls focused on education, healthcare, environment. We are here (& 20% of your members) even if sometimes you want to forget about us. #CripTheVote
It kills me to watch things like the #PublicEdForum and hear repeated questions about students with disabilities and know we weren’t invited to co-host or partner. #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs #CripTheVote
Folks talking about #PreExistingConditions , #opioids, #MedicaidExpansion , environmental justice, and act like we aren’t the ppl you are TALKING about. Those kids impacted by lead turn into US. We are preex. We are folks needing pain management. But you silence us #CripTheVote
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We *must* not let health care get lost in the news cycle.

We must continue to #ProtectOurCare

The protections of 130M w/#PreExistingConditions are counting on us.

I live with over 10+ PECs & have gone to DC 24x.

YOUR Reps are fighting for ALL Americans!

#NeverGiveUp

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Here's what Senator @SenDougJones is doing to #ProtectOurCare for the United States

2/15

Here's what Congresswoman @RepSlotkin is doing to #ProtectOurCare for the United States

3/15

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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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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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🚨🚨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

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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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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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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
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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
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Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
The @EnergyCommerce Health Subcommittee hearing is now underway
Led by @RepAnnaEshoo
#healthpolicyvalentines #ACA #Obamacare
.@RepAnnaEshoo on Trump's short-term "junk" insurance plans:
We know these plans do not cover #preexistingconditions.
#ACA #Obamacare
.@michaelcburgess: What good is health insurance if you are afraid to use it b/c you can't afford the deductible.
This is the issue I would like to see us tackle.
#ACA #Obamacare
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A federal judge ruled the #AffordableCareAct--also known as #ACA & #Obamacare--unconstitutional because #GOPTaxBill removed the mandate.
I've written about ACA since it was devised in 2009 & signed in 2010. Here is a thread📌on what the law does & how it impacts you:
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Many Americans are confused about what the #ACA is--and this includes Trump and his #HHS Sect #AlexAzar. A vast array of complex #healthcare statutes are covered under the #AffordableCareAct (also known as #ACA & #Obamacare). So here's a primer to inform you on all points.
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The #AffordableCareAct is the comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 (sometimes known as #ACA or #Obamacare). The #ACA is NOT insurance. It is a LAW that stipulates, in part, what insurance companies provide in their #healthcare plans.
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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 healthcare.gov, 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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On Democrats’ latest bogus health care claim that Republicans want to take away health insurance protections for people with #PreExistingConditions:
In '96, Republicans controlled the House & Senate & passed the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, ultimately signed into law. It “strictly limit[ed] the ability of insurance companies to deny coverage to Americans with preexisting conditions," per @WashingtonPost.
Way back in 2009, Republicans proposed a health care plan “to guarantee all Americans, regardless of pre-existing conditions or past illnesses, have access to affordable coverage.”
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#PreExistingConditions Are your parents forgetful⁉️ Changes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer’s disease may begin years, or even a decade, before a person has symptoms. Under @GOP plan your parents are #NotCovered
💥Does your wife have a history of breast cancer in her family⁉️If she has her yearly mammogram and the Dr discovers a lump, she’s #NotCovered. Newly approved cancer drugs cost $10K -30K per month. Your wife will die unless you can pay out of pocket💥 #PreExistingConditions
😳Your son is 18 and no longer on your insurance plan. He’s now on his work plan. He is in a car accident and during surgery the Dr discovers stomach cancer w complications that are #PreExistingConditions They save him and remove the tumor but he owes $85K and he’s #NotCovered
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BREAKING: New @OversightDems report shows how Californians could be impacted by the Trump Administration’s unwillingness to defend people with pre-existing conditions.

SPOILER ALERT: It’s terrible news for A LOT of Californians. More on the report here: bit.ly/2ynhL4v.
In California, if the Trump Administration is successful in its attempts to roll back Affordable Care Act protections, as many as 1,321,000 people could lose federal protections against coverage denials or premium increases, including as many as 78,000 people in #CA33 alone.
If President Trump and Republicans succeed in rolling back pre-existing condition protections, 50,000 #CA33 constituents with pre-existing health conditions are at risk of coverage loss or premium increases. #ProtectOurCare
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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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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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🔥Most effective line of attack Dems have against GOP candidates for governor/House/Senate in the 20 states below?🔥

...they're all part of a lawsuit that allows insurance companies to STOP covering constituents w/preexisting medical conditions.

To them, GOP says "DIE mad."
States SPECIFICALLY ASKED Judge Reed O’Connor to strike down parts of the law that prohibit health insurance companies from refusing to cover people w/ pre-existing health conditions.

WE MUST SHOW (R) VOTERS THE GOP DOESN'T CARE IF THEY DIE OR GO BROKE.
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GOP voters must be made to understand that their leaders (including GOP candidates) are so determined to dismantle Obamacare they are perfectly willing to WATCH THEIR VOTERS DIE and/or lose every single penny the voters worked so hard for. politi.co/2kUc0UE
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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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