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Dem Sen. Blumenthal: SCOTUS Justice Should Have ‘Sensitivity’ to Harm Caused by Striking Down...

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated that the next Supreme Court justice needs to have “a sensitivity to the people who would be caused harm by striking down those protections for people who suffer from preexisting conditions, one of them now is COVID.” Blumenthal said, “Qualifications…

FACT CHECK: Did Nancy Pelosi Say, ‘Employers Cutting Hours Is A Good Thing’?

An image shared on Facebook over 500 times claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “Employers cutting hours is a good thing. It then gives that person time to pursue their dreams and passions.” Verdict: False There is no record of Pelosi making the statement. Fact Check: Pelosi is often the target of misinformation on social…

Study: 5.4 Million Americans Lost Their Health Insurance Due to Coronavirus

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have lost their health insurance between February and May after being laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, a recent study found. The number of newly uninsured in that three-month span dwarfs all prior annual records for workers losing their health coverage. The study conducted by Families USA, a non-partisan…

Carper: ‘Plain Cruel’ for Trump Admin to Try to Have ACA Struck Down

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) criticized the Trump administration’s efforts to have the Affordable Care Act struck down in court by stating that “there is never a good time to rip away health care from millions of our fellow Americans, but to do so in the middle of a deadly pandemic…

Nine Democrats Defect, Back GOP Motion to Ensure Coronavirus Vaccine Development

Nine House Democrats defected from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and voted for a Republican amendment to ensure that a Democrat bill would not hamper the development of a coronavirus vaccine. As the House prepared to vote on H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, which would increase the Affordable Care Act…

Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court Not To Fast-Track Obamacare Challenge

January 12, 2020 11:31 AM ET The Trump administration told the Supreme Court there is no reason to fast-track its consideration of two petitions seeking review of a lower court decision that struck down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. A coalition of blue states and congressional Democrats asked the high court in January to…

Democrats Press Supreme Court For Quick Decision To Save Obamacare

January 03, 2020 6:03 PM ET A coalition of blue states and congressional Democrats asked the Supreme Court Friday to salvage the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, after a federal appeals court declared it unconstitutional. The petitions also urged the justices to hear the appeal on an expedited basis and ensure the dispute is…

Study: 52 Rural Iowa Hospitals Could Close Under Biden’s Public Option

The Iowa Cedar Rapids Gazette wrote an analysis Tuesday that up to 52 rural Iowa hospitals could close under former Vice President Joe Biden’s public option plan. The Cedar Rapids Gazette wrote an analysis, citing a study commissioned by the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future and conducted by Navigant Consulting, which found that “adding a government-run insurance plan could…

2020 Senate Democrats Shy Away from Medicare for All

Many vulnerable Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2020 have rejected the polarizing Medicare for All proposals and instead pushed for expanding Obamacare through a public option. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Doug Jones (D-AL), and Gary Peters (D-MI), all up for reelection in 2020, have shied away from Democrats’ more radical Medicare for All and…

A Year Closer to Medicare for ‘All’

The closer we get to victory, the more politicians in the service of  profiteering industries will pitch marketing scams, write Kevin Zeese and  Margaret Flowers. Some of the Democratic presidential candidates during a July primary debate. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act. Within a year, and without the aid…

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