LOUISIANA: Preliminary avg. 2021 #ACA premium changes: +6.9% individual market, +5.2% sm. group market (unweighted):
NOTE: An increasing number of insurance carriers are redacting their actuarial memos *and* more URRT files aren't being made publicly available via the SERFF database. This means there are more states where I can only run an *unweighted* average this year.
I don't know if this is due to Trump's HHS weakening transparency regulations, *state* insurance depts. doing so, or if the carriers are simply redacting more memos/forms and seeing whether anyone notices or cares, but whatever the cause, it's disturbing.
The main data I seeking each year is usually the number of enrollees impacted by the rate changes, but there's other critical data in those files as well. I know it's considered a trade secret in some states, but this year it's happening in states where it used to be available.
The *unweighted* average can be very misleading. In LA, that 6.9% could actually be as high as 9.5% or as low as 2.6% depending on what the market share breakout is. In some states the gap between weighted & unweighted could be even larger. Irritating.

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16 Oct
Ugh...the actual audio is even worse. He flat-out admits that he doesn't give a shit about Trump being a disgusting misogynist con artist grifter who sucks up to dictators as long as he keeps ramming through right-wing judges.

To clarify: The order is reversed in the audio: He *first* states that he's thrilled that Trump is ramming through all of the right-wing judges that Sasse wants him to, *then* starts going off about what a piece of shit Trump is.

It amounts to the same thing in practice, though.
I mean, which is worse?

"It sucks that he's a rapist, but at least he nominates hard-right judges."

"I'm glad he nominates hard-right judges, I just wish he wasn't also a rapist."
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15 Oct
And yet he continues to vote for Trump's corrupt nominees while waggling his finger at Democrats for not being "civil" enough.

Fuck you, @BenSasse, you spineless toady.

I know it's an extreme long shot, but you can donate to help PRESTON LOVE here:
Remember when the GOP got the vapors over @AOC comparing ICE ripping children from their parents & putting them in cages to "concentration camps"? Yeah, guess what?
Note that Sasse claims he's "criticized" Trump for "spending" but has anyone actually heard him publcly "criticize" him for mocking evangelicals, grifting and "flirting with white supremacists"?
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DEAR @JOEBIDEN: I hear your campaign has some extra cash...might I suggest the following races?

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This would be like if I was nominated for HHS Secretary and didn't know the difference between a Premium, a Deductible, a Copay and Coinsurance.
Pssssst...this is why you should take notes...
(and before anyone beats me to it...)
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For those wondering how the hell Gary Peters can be in such danger from John James, here’s my take as a native Michigander:

1. First, Gary is a great guy, a great Senator and a pretty good candidate. 1/
2. Having said that, he’s also very low-key and a behind-the-scenes work horse type; his name isn’t always in the news, meaning he’s still unknown to a lot of Michiganders despite being in the Senate for six years.
3. In the 2014 red wave, Peters was the only bright for Senate Dems. Again, he was a good candidate but he benefited greatly by his opponent being the worst Senate candidate in the history of ever, Terri Lynn Land.
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⚠️ As Senate Republicans continue packing the court, here's your daily reminder of how many Americans would lose healthcare coverage if the #ACA is struck down by the Trump/GOP lawsuit in all 435 Congressional Districts.
In Alabama, 186,000 would likely lose coverage.

Donate to DOUG JONES, Phyllis Harvey-Hall, Adia Winfrey and Rick Neighbors today:
In Alaska, 75,000 would likely lose coverage.

Donate to DR. AL GROSS and ALYSE GALVIN today:
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