Category Archives: ACA

Meetings this week (11/06 – 11/12)

The Tongass Democrats have no meetings scheduled this week. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has a number of meetings including: Human Resources, Public Safety, Parks & Rec, Finance, and Mining Committees. If you or someone you know gets … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: What now for the ACA?

I have been remiss in not posting regularly. My apologies for my silence; there certainly has been a lot going on in our world which we should all be actively talking about. First, I must express my most sincere condolences … Continue reading

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another serious ACA repeal attempt under way

Last summer, I wrote about the Senate’s ACA-busting Better Care Reconciliation Act: “Remember: Republicans cannot give up on this, they can only hope to wear us down.” Well, they are at it again with the Cassidy-Graham bill, and it is … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: the ACA is imperfect but alive (for now)

Thanks to 48 stalwart U.S. Democratic Senators, who prioritize the health of all Americans, and three sensible Republican Senators – Collins, McCain and Murkowski – the U.S. Senate’s attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed, again. … Continue reading

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UPDATED: ACA repeal back on the table in the Senate

UPDATE: Sen. Murkowski voted No and Sen. Sullivan voted Yes on the motion to proceed. It is important to take the time to thank Sen. Murkowski and say “shame” to Sen. Sullivan for their votes, and to urge them to … Continue reading

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thanks, Don: helping Alaskans die preventable deaths edition

Last week, Rep. Don Young and his Republican colleagues voted for the American Health Care Act, which will free many of us from the terrible burden of finally being able to afford health insurance. They had a party, and I … Continue reading

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Republicans own Alaska’s deficit

One of the major Republican talking points is that they are the fiscally conservative party, the one that insists on people taking responsibility for their own actions. So why aren’t they stepping up and accepting responsibility for Alaska’s deficit?

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EXPIRED Action Alert: TrumpCare is bigly bad

Republicans have filed bills in both houses of Congress to “replace” ObamaCare with some version of TrumpCare, and through I’m sure you will be shocked to hear it, they’re so bad that Trump doesn’t even want his name on them. I’m … Continue reading

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Four pieces to summarize what’s up with Obamacare this morning (and a link to help you do something about it)

This is just a quick set of links so you can get the skinny on the new Congressional Republican plan for U.S. healthcare.  I grabbed two pieces of mainstream journalism and two opinion pieces to help cut through any media … Continue reading

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Tea Cup Reads for a Last Sunday

Here are some things for you to enjoy with your Sunday morning tea. But, first, let me: 1) remind you there’s a rally at 11 this morning for the Affordable Care Act and you should go; and 2) mention 2 … Continue reading

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