Dear Senators: I Took an Oath to Do No Harm. You Should, Too. #VoteNoBCRA

Dear Members of the U.S. Senate, My name is Samantha and I have been a pediatrician for exactly 360 days. I work in Southwestern Virginia, for a hospital system that also provides care to underserved parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. We mainly work with struggling families that rely on Medicaid to provide health care…

via Dear Senators: I Took an Oath to Do No Harm. You Should, Too. — Talk Poverty

Republicans Getting Ready to Jettison CBO #VoteNoBCRA #Resist

Last month, OMB chief Mick Mulvaney was griping about the CBO. This seemed kind of pointless, since the CBO exists and it obviously isn’t going anywhere in the short term. So why bother? My guess was that Mulvaney was just preparing the ground for a flank attack on the CBO’s tendency to produce inconvenient estimates:…

via Republicans Getting Ready to Jettison CBO — Kevin Drum – Mother Jones

FINALLY, Real Christians Arrested At McConnell’s Office For Protesting “Death Bill” #ProtectOurCare

Protestors trying to prevent the horrific “Trumpcare/AHCA” plan from becoming law have been making headlines nationwide over the last few weeks. In late June, gruesome video taken outside of Mitch McConnell’s office showed ADAPT disability advocates being ripped from their wheelchairs and dragged out of the Capital in 90 degree heat. The optics are nauseating…

via WWJD: Clergy Arrested At McConnell’s Office For Protesting “Death Bill” — Latest from Crooks and Liars

Uneven Playing Field: Applying Different Rules to Competing Health Plans #ProtectOurCare

An amendment to the Senate ACA-repeal bill could exempt some health plans from market rules, leaving 1.5 million people with pre-existing conditions at risk for higher premiums.

via Uneven Playing Field: Applying Different Rules to Competing Health Plans — The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ryan Doesn’t Care about Health Care, He Wants to Give Money to Rich People #ProtectOurCare

Dean BakerThe NYT is again spreading the absurd myth that Paul Ryan and other Republicans want a free market in health care. While it is very helpful to the Republicans to imply that they are trying to advance some grand principle, as opposed to just giving money to rich people, it is a lie on…

via Paul Ryan Hates the Idea of a Free Market in Health Care, He Wants to Give Money to Rich People — Common Dreams – Breaking News

Obamacare Repeal Is Close. So Why Aren’t Conservative Groups More Galvanized? #ProtectOurCare

Eight years after they organized en masse to kill Obamacare before it became law and helped Republicans take over Congress in the process, conservative activists are having trouble galvanizing around the GOP’s best and perhaps last chance to do away with it. Read more at The Daily Beast.

via Obamacare Repeal Is Close. So Why Aren’t Conservative Groups More Galvanized? — The Daily Beast – Article