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Victoria Brownworth @VABVOX
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While you're focused on a holiday surprise from #Mueller, the president of the United States and his lame duck Speaker have officially been working toward eviscerating the #ACA before #NancyPelosi steps in to save everyone's #healthcare.

Please call your reps & tell them NO.
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I'm seriously ill--17M of us have #cancer; 131M have other chronic illnesses. This concerns me & you & people you love.
Like everything else, it's underhanded and under-the-radar.

New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the #AffordableCareAct
washingtonpost.com/national/healt…
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"The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of #AffordableCareAct, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only by people buying health plans in marketplaces created under the law."

They want to take the #healthcare you need.
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"In a statement, #HHS Secretary #AlexAzar said: 'The Trump administration is committed to empowering states to think creatively about how to secure quality,affordable healthcare choices for their citizens'.”

Nope. Trump is pushing expensive, flimsy plans with no protections.
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It's really bad:
Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation, said the Trump admin is using executive powers to let states “move in the direction that efforts [by #GOP Congress] to #repealandreplace the law laid out last year.”
#ACA
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You know it's REALLY bad:#TedCruz is involved.

"An amendment sponsored by Cruz would let insurers offer health plans that fall short of #ACA rules."

And in violation of the #ACA/#Obamacare WHICH IS STILL LAW.
(Remember, ACA is not insurance, it protects insured people.)

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"New steps go further by undercutting the basic #ACA structure of individual insurance marketplaces created for those who cannot get affordable health benefits through a job."

The whole point of the ACA law was to get more people covered by more comprehensive insurance.

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#SeemaVerma, administrator of the Centers for #Medicare and #Medicaid Services, issued these new guidance to states that would allow weakening of provisions of the #AffordableCareAct.

And no one is aware.
It is not headline news.
PURPOSEFULLY, BECAUSE IT'S #OpenEnrollment.
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This should matter to everyone, because this is happening NOW, with no ability of the Democrats to stop it--unless people voice their outrage.

Call your reps. (202) 224-3121
Call #HHS: 1-877-696-6775
Contact #SeemaVerma: @seemaCMS

#ProtectOurCare

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We all (the rational among us) want #MedicaidForAll, but that will take years to implement when/if we get a Democratic Senate. Until then, our ONLY protection is the LAW we have: the #AffordableCareAct. That is the only buffer between us and the insurance companies' greed.
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