Tom Price Is So, So Perplexed About Insurer Opposition To Cruz Amendment

HHS Secretary Tom Price, teabagger orthopedic surgeon, tells Jonathan Karl he is very, very perplexed as to why a prominent insurance industry group came out against Ted Cruz’s nuclear bomb of a health care amendment “There’s no doubt there’s significant problems with the current system,” Karl said. “But if you look at the Republican plan…

via Tom Price Is So, So Perplexed About Insurer Opposition To Cruz Amendment — Latest from Crooks and Liars

Among Wealthiest Nations, US Healthcare System Comes in Dead Last #SinglePayerSunday #Medicare4All

Jake Johnson, staff writerNo, in turns out, the United States does not have the “best healthcare system in the world.”

via Among Wealthiest Nations, US Healthcare System Comes in Dead Last — Common Dreams – Breaking News

Trumpcare Is a Savage Solution to a Problem That Doesn’t Exist #VoteNoBCRA #Resist

The closest President Barack Obama came to fully breaking faith with progressives was in 2011, when he and then-House Speaker John Boehner inked a plan to cut trillions of dollars in Medicare and Social Security spending in exchange for a relatively trivial tax increase on wealthy Americans. Boehner ultimately scuttled the deal when he realized his fanatical GOP…

via Trumpcare Is a Savage Solution to a Problem That Doesn’t Exist — New Republic

Senate GOP to CBO: “I Forgot!” #VoteNoBCRA

Fri, 07/14/2017 – 9:38am So the latest #BCRAP b-crap being pulled by the Senate GOP is that they supposedly “forgot” to include the Cruz-Lee Amendment with the rest of the revised BCRAP bill that they sent over to the Congressional Budget Office to score next week. Topher Spiro of the Center for American Progress…

via Senate GOP to CBO: “I Forgot!” — ACASignups.net

Social Security and Medicare Remain Strong, Annual Trustees Reports Show

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the Trustees reports issued today on the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds: “Social Security remains strong and able to meet its obligations well into the future. The 2017 Social Security Trustees report found that Social Security will…

via Social Security and Medicare Remain Strong, Annual Trustees Reports Show — Retired Americans

Patriotic Millionaires on Senate Healthcare Bill: No Better Than the First Time Around #VoteNoBCRA

Patriotic MillionairesWashington, DC – This afternoon, following the Senate’s release of its revised healthcare bill, the Patriotic Millionaires are disheartened by the continued cruelty of this barely amended bill. In Washington, DC and around the country the Patriotic Millionaires are speaking out against this inhumane bill. In their own words:

via Patriotic Millionaires on Senate Healthcare Bill: No Better Than the First Time Around — Common Dreams – Breaking News

2017 Social Security Trustees Report Shows That Social Security Continues to Work for America

Social Security WorksAs reporters cover the just-released 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, Social Security Works provides you with this fact sheet that summarizes and puts in context the Social Security report’s key findings. This fact sheet updates the figures in the media backgrounder Social Security Works issued in advance of the Trustees Report’s…

via 2017 Social Security Trustees Report Shows That Social Security Continues to Work for America — Common Dreams – Breaking News