We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do On Healthcare #ProtectOurCare

Jean RossWith liberals across the land breathing a huge sigh of relief after the abrupt collapse of the Senate scheme to repeal and somewhat replace the Affordable Care Act, all is good again with healthcare in America. Right? Well, there have been a few troubling signs if you can dig past all the news about…

via We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do On Healthcare — Common Dreams – Breaking News

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This Could be a Great 1st Step #Medicare4All

On U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s weekly Wednesday conference call with reporters when the Senate is in session, he responded to my question of whether he would be a co-sponsor of a bill Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is ready to introduce that would create a new single payer system for all individuals. Instead of co-sponsoring…

via Sen. Brown Introduces ‘Medicare at 55’ Bill — Plunderbund

I Was There When Medicare Got Passed. Here’s How it Happened. #ProtectOurCare #HandsOffMedicare

This story was first published on July 30 by Moyers and Company. Watching the craziness in the Senate this week, as Mitch McConnell and the GOP’s zealots drove their clown car into a brick wall and yet another effort to take away health care coverage from millions crashed and burned, I thought back to a different turn of…

via I Was There When Medicare Got Passed. Here’s How it Happened. — article – Mother Jones

I Grew Up in Tom Price’s District. The Sex Ed He Promotes Is Dangerous. #ProtectOurCare

Last month, the Trump administration silently slashed $213.6 million from at least 81 institutions working on teen pregnancy prevention. The cuts hit a wide variety of programs: the Choctaw Nation’s initiatives to reduce teen pregnancy in Oklahoma, the University of Texas’ guidance for youth in foster care, and Baltimore’s Healthy Teen Network’s work on an…

via I Grew Up in Tom Price’s District. The Sex Ed He Promotes Is Dangerous. — Talk Poverty

The bipartisan compromise: cheap, worthless plans #ProtectOurCare #DemsDontSellUsOut

Bipartisan moves to steady insurance market face same old conflicts over regulation By Harris MeyerModern Healthcare, August 3, 2017 Democrats and a growing number of Republicans are eager to steady the struggling individual market covering nearly 20 million Americans to prevent an exodus of insurers and healthy customers. Senate HELP Committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.),…

via The bipartisan compromise: cheap, worthless plans — PNHP’s Official Blog

LBJ Launches Medicare: ‘You Can’t Treat Grandma This Way’ #ProtectOurCare #HandsOffMedicare

Bill Moyers Watching the craziness in the Senate this week, as Mitch McConnell and the GOP’s zealots drove their clown car into a brick wall and yet another effort to take away health care coverage from millions crashed and burned, I thought back to a different turn of events. It was 52 years ago this Sunday…

via LBJ Launches Medicare: ‘You Can’t Treat Grandma This Way’ — Common Dreams – Breaking News

Trump Proposal Would Endanger the Health and Safety of Nursing Home Residents #ProtectOurCare

Public CitizenMore than 75 organizations in the Fair Arbitration Now (FAN) Coalition are leading a week of action aimed at stopping the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) from reversing critical protections for nursing home residents harmed by mistreatment and legal violations. CMS is seeking public comment by Monday, Aug. 7 on its plans…

via Trump Proposal Would Endanger the Health and Safety of Nursing Home Residents — Common Dreams – Breaking News