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Rest in power Lorie
A year ago we went to @sendavidperdue office to talk healthcare. Lorie told Perdue's aides that she was unable to receive Medicaid (not old enough) & fell in the insurance gap for the ACA & that she worried about what
. would happen if she got really sick. We asked the aides what Sen. Perdue was going to do about this. What was his plan? The only statement we could get was "Sen. Perdue doesn't think the ACA is the way to go." Okay, what does he propose? Crickets. 2/3
Lorie passed away early this morning after a short illness that was treatable if she'd had health insurance. The hospital and doctors worked to get her approved for Medicaid but too little, too late. Bob, our sincerest condolences. 3/3
#ExpandMedicaid #ProtectOurCare
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Speaker Pelosi took a blowtorch to the ridiculous assertion by the Trump WH that Trump wasn't briefed orally about Russia putting a hit on our troops in Afghanistan because our intelligence agencies didn't have 100% confirmation.

More 🔥🔥🔥 from #MadamSpeaker's presser below!
Nearly a week since we learned that Russia put a bounty on the head of our troops in Afghanistan, Trump still has had nothing to say to Putin about the spilled American blood on his hands.

So on top of everything else, Trump is also a failed Commander-in-Chief.
With 25 years of experience in intelligence, Speaker Pelosi knows exactly how this kind of actionable information usually comes across when there is a President and Commander-in-Chief who is not invested in letting Putin get away with murder.

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📣 WARNING: Graphics-intensive thread ahead.

How many Americans would lose healthcare coverage if the #ACA is struck down in YOUR Congressional District? (Updated for the #COVID19 era) 1/…
In March 2019, the @urbaninstitute wrote an analysis which concluded that if the Trump/GOP #TexasFoldEm lawsuit is successful & the #ACA is struck down, 20 million Americans would lose healthcare coverage & states would lose $135 billion/yr in funding. 2/…
A few months later,
@EmilyG_DC, @NicoleRapfogel & I broke those 20 million people & $135 billion/yr out by all 425 Congressional Districts: 3/…
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⚠️ They were warned.
They were given an explanation.
Nevertheless, they're persisting.
#TexasFoldEm #SaveACA #ProtectOurCare…
Here's the Republican #TexasFoldEm lawsuit to strike down the #ACA in a nutshell. Here again is the ACA's 3-legged stool:
In December 2017, Republicans changed the #ACA's individual mandate penalty from $695 to $0 (or from 2.5% of income to 0.0%).
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Tomasz P. Malinowski #NJ07 is an American politician and diplomat who is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district. A Democrat, he previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in the Obama administration. Image
From 2001 to 2013, Tom Malinowski #NJ07 was a lobbyist for Human Rights Watch. In this position, he advocated for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. FOLLOW>>@Malinowski #Election2020 #NJ07 #OurHouse #DemFuture Image
Tom Malinowski #NJ07 was praised in 2014 by leaders from both parties for his defense of human rights and his work toward ending torture.
While working in the State Department, Malinowski spearheaded efforts to assist persecuted religious minorities targeted by ISIS in Iraq. Image
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Peter Morley: "Hydroxychloroquine" is never easy to pronounce but it's such an important medication to people like me in the Lupus community who depend on this drug.
@morethanmySLE @USofCare #ProtectOurCare
Peter Morley: I don't understand where Trump is going with claiming that he took this medication. In a letter from the WH physicians, they say they discussed the risk/benefits of the medication but they didn't verify if they prescribed it or not.
@morethanmySLE @USofCare
Peter Morley:I can't imagine any *responsible* doctor prescribing a medicine like hydroxychloroquine when it isn't truly needed. I've experienced a shortage of this medication; instead of 90-day supplies I get 30-day supplies, if I can even get it at all.
@morethanmySLE @USofCare
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THREAD: ACAP vs. Treasury, our lawsuit challenging junk insurance plans, will be heard over the phone today by the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The threat to public health we face right now is so menacing we cannot make our arguments in person.
Today the Administration will argue that #junkinsurance plans are a good idea but we’ve already seen how these plans operate when they come into contact with health need.
Like this Miami man who, when he tried to get tested for coronavirus, was stuck with a bill for thousands of dollars until news stories shamed his junk plan into covering what it should have all along.
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Last night, at a Fox News town hall, Trump once again lied about protecting the 130+ million Americans who have a pre-existing condition – misleading Americans into thinking he's on their side when it comes to health care. Trump is blatantly lying.
FACT CHECK: The Trump admin PROACTIVELY joined a coalition of Republican AGs led by Texas AG Ken Paxton in a lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act. The case, California vs. Texas (was Texas vs. US), will be heard by the Supreme Court next term.…
If the GOP sabotage is successful, 20 Million Americans will lose health care coverage and protections for 130+ Million Americans with pre-existing conditions would evaporate. The uninsured rate will increase by 65 percent.…
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1/2 I just ran into @VP Mike Pence at the Drake Diner in Des Moines. I confronted him about his damaging health care cuts because for me it's not about politics, it's about saving lives.

#DrakeUniversity #IowaCaucus #TrumpRallyIA #MedTwitter
@VP 2/2 When I told him he is putting my patients' lives at risk, @VP deflected and denied knowledge of the policy. He either doesn't understand, or doesn't care about the impact of this administrations' policies on patients everywhere.
@VP I'm a bit surprised by how this has taken off. I was truly just taking what so many of us are feeling and putting it out there. I'm just one of many doctors doing this work. Donate it you want to help us do more good work holding Trump accountable:…
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Couldn't agree more w/ @SpeakerPelosi that the House managers have been "magnificent custodians of the Constitution" against Trump's lawlessness.

Thank you, @RepAdamSchiff @RepJerryNadler @RepZoeLofgren @RepJeffries @RepValDemings @RepJasonCrow @RepSylviaGarcia!

@SpeakerPelosi @RepAdamSchiff @RepJerryNadler @RepZoeLofgren @RepJeffries @RepValDemings @RepJasonCrow @RepSylviaGarcia As they're suing to kill the #AffordableCareAct that protects 130M w/ preexisting conditions & covers 20M, Republicans are now attacking #Medicaid – a vital program that covers 1 in 5 in America.

Because their efforts to dismantle our Constitution weren't enough for the week!?!
@SpeakerPelosi @RepAdamSchiff @RepJerryNadler @RepZoeLofgren @RepJeffries @RepValDemings @RepJasonCrow @RepSylviaGarcia Surprise! Surprise! Trying to snatch health care from people is unpopular, 56-35!

Didn't we learn that in 2018 when Dems took the House on the strength of #MadamSpeaker's #ForThePeople agenda which centered on the promise to #ProtectOurCare?

We'll win the 2020 rematch too!🇺🇸🌊
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Why the #ACA matters:

My son started throwing up regularly when he was 6 months old. He also had eczema and chronic diaper rash. He was in pain practically all the time.

My husband was self-employed so our health insurance options were limited.
For 4 years, we went around in circles trying to get answers. We were paying insane $$ for health insurance, but had very limited options for doctors & long wait times between appointments. Like, a 6 month wait to get an initial appointment with an allergist...that kind of thing.
4 years is a long time to be sick all the time. Especially when you're just a baby/toddler. It's a long time to never be able to sleep through the night because of chest and abdominal pain, vomiting, and never be just a "regular" kid.
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My best friend of 42 years yes, 42 years, helps sometimes with transportation. I can no longer drive. 💔
Please help. 😭
I am doing my d*mndest to keep it together and RESIST this 'ADMIN'!!!
Until the last breathe leaves my body...
I've done Aqua Therapy for a year.
The results were minimal. 😔
If my mom can't afford my RX that I have to have.
I can't DIGEST food w/out it.
It's pretty important. 😏
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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)

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

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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Last Friday I spoke a GOTV rally in Stafford, Virginia hosted by @QasimRashid, @jessfosterva and Joshua Cole for Delegate. Hearing Sen @timkaine, Gold Star father Khizr Khan, former MI gubernatorial candidate Dr. @AbdulElSayed, and many others speak, a common theme emerged:
Democrats lead with compassion. That’s where our policies start. That is our compass. In my remarks to the crowd, I told a story I had never publicly told before.

Last October, I was sitting in court with my client, a large, burly man from El Salvador.
He had a bright, cheery-eyed daughter, no more than 7. We'd just finished our asylum trial. I looked over to him, and saw him tear up. He turned to me quizzically.

I figured he would ask about his appeal rights, or some procedural question. But I’ll never forget what he said.
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State #AttorneysGeneral are holding the line for democracy in the courts.

10 Attorney General seats are up for re-election in #Elections2020

THREAD of all Democratic Candidates
There are 26 Democratic & 24 GOP #AttorneysGeneral.
@DemocraticAGs took cue from red states that regularly sued Obama administration & started challenging Trump administration in court the 1st month he took office.
There have been 87 multi-state legal actions since then.
An important court case being fought by @DemocraticAGs was filed by GOP #AttorneysGeneral & jeopardizes healthcare for 130 million+ Americans. #ProtectOurCare
GOP states who are on lawsuit to take away healthcare: TX AL AR AZ FL GA IN* KS LA* MO* NE ND SC SD TN UT* WV*

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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!


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


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


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1/ Another ridiculous lie from @realDonaldTrump.

From day one, @HouseDemocrats have been focused on delivering on our promises to the American people. Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell calls himself the “grim reaper” and refuses to even consider our bills.
2/ We have the receipts to back it up.
We passed #HR1, the For The People Act — the most ambitious set of ethics & election reforms in a generation. It gets big money out of politics, protects voting rights & strengthens ethics laws.
3/ We passed the #EqualityAct to ensure #LGBTQ Americans get the same legal protection as everyone else.
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For years, veterans in #MonroeCounty have struggled w/ access to care. Former servicemembers living in the #FloridaKeys often have to travel over 100 miles to the Miami VA to have access to the full set of care they need. @VetAffairsDems (Thread)
@VetAffairsDems This was supposed to have been addressed when the #VAChoiceProgram was established in 2014, and access to care in rural areas was supposed to be improved when Congress passed the #VAMISSIONAct in 2018, with the creation of the Veterans Community Care Program.
Under the #MISSIONAct, any veteran living at least 40 miles away from a full-service VA is eligible to receive health care from community health providers that are in the approved Community Care network.
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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 09/08/19. This is our last recess report before we get back to normal business, as our MoCs are returning to Washington today.
#MoCTrack 1/24
If you’d like a reminder of where things left off when our MoCs left for recess, check out the Trump Tracker numbers, courtesy of the find folks at @538Politics. It gauges how much your MoC votes in line with the Trump Admin's agenda.
#MoCTrack 2/24
@538politics The rest of this report is a bit different than our normal offering.

We’ve pulled together info on official website statements, public appearances, town halls, tweets and quotes that each of our 20 MoCs made over the recess.
#MoCTrack 3/24
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State #AttorneysGeneral are holding the line for democracy in the courts.

3 attorney general seats are up in #Elections2019:

10 in #Elections2020:

THREAD of current Democratic Candidates for #AG #DemCast
There are 26 Democratic & 24 GOP #AttorneysGeneral.
@DemocraticAGs took cue from red states that regularly sued Obama administration & started challenging Trump administration in court the 1st month he took office
There have been 87 multi-state legal actions since then.

One of the very important court cases being fought by @DemocraticAGs was filed by GOP #AttorneysGeneral and jeopardizes the healthcare for over 130 million Americans. #ProtectOurCare
GOP states who are on lawsuit: TX AL AR AZ FL GA IN* KS LA* MO* NE ND SC SD TN UT* WV*

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[TW: transphobia, trans death]

On the morning of August 7, 1995, 24 year-old Tyra Hunter was on her way to work as a passenger in a friend's car when it collided at an intersection. She and her friend were pulled from the wreckage, and paramedics were called. (thread)
Tyra Hunter was nearly incapacitated on the ground when paramedics arrived and began treating the injured. A male fireman cut open her pants consistent with protocol and upon discovering she had a penis, stopped treating her and began ruthlessly mocking and misgendering her.
The firefighter, Anthony Williams, joked with other department personnel while Tyra Hunter continued to struggle for breath. All refused to treat her. Bystanders pleaded with them, one saying (and misgendering): "It don't make any difference, he's a person, he's a human being."
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The #ACA has improved the lives of millions of Americans, but President Trump wants to gut every part of the law. A month ago today, we fought in court to #ProtectOurCare. 1/
Exactly a month ago today: @XavierBecerra and a coalition of 20 states + D.C. were in court to #ProtectOurCare from Trump-backed efforts to gut every part of the Affordable Care Act. 2/
Healthcare for tens of millions of Americans remains at stake in #TXvUS. #ProtectOurCare 3/
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Alright, @GOP, you want to talk about mental illness? Let’s talk!

My sister almost died because she couldn’t access treatment. She had insurance! But it used a loophole allowing coverage of prescriptions through refunds.

The up front cost of her meds was around $1000 MONTHLY.
The refund process was the most complicated B.S. I have ever seen.

You had to go to the insurance website and enter multiple long numbers for each prescription.

They frequently changed the layout of the page so you didn’t know which number went where.
For her to get treatment, she had to:

1. Have some way of paying $1000+ up front every month.

2. Have routine access to a computer.

3. Have the capability to navigate a complex system designed to keep you from succeeding.
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