Tag 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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UPDATED: Trumpcare zombie still dangerous

Update: Now that two additional Republican Senators have said they will vote “NO” on the BCRA, we are once again hearing that Trumpcare is dead. But it’s been reanimated several times before, and we can’t count on it staying down. … Continue reading

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Why you should join me at the ACA rally tomorrow

The Bad News: The U.S. House and Senate last week voted to begin the process of killing the ACA; the procedural bill had no replacement healthcare plan and no requirement that a replacement be enacted before the ACA ended. The Good News: … Continue reading

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Act now to protect healthcare

I hope you saw Nancy’s blast email* about the national Democratic Day of Action for the ACA being hosted in Juneau by the Tongass Young Democrats. We need to show local, statewide, and national politicians that we are paying attention to … Continue reading

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