Tag Archives: Washington DC

The Time is Ripe for a Health Care Action Summit

By Lynne Ide What a year 2017 has been so far for health care advocates and activists! We have faced down multiple Washington-based attempts by the GOP to decimate gains in health care coverage and protections made in the past … Continue reading

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Repeal Fever is Back on Capitol Hill and It’s Deadly Serious

By Jill Zorn The Republican majority is feverishly working to pass the Cassidy-Graham bill and take health care away from 32 million people.  They just might succeed. About the Bill Cassidy-Graham uses block grants, beginning in 2020, to kill the … Continue reading

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Federal health care proposals – learn more ahead of Congress returning from recess

While the health care debate has taken a step back from the national stage, there are still proposals being developed and discussed.  Some proposals coming out at the federal level are bipartisan, while others ride the party line. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Getting to Single Payer, Part III

What Do We Mean When We Say “Single Payer”? By Jill Zorn I probably should have started the Single Payer series with this post.  That’s because “single payer” means different things to different people.   Policy Prescription or Goal?  Goal … Continue reading

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Why the ACA Repeal Was Stopped, at Least for Now

Last week, for the first time in quite a while, Congress was not trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. With the immediate emergency of Congressional repeal on (temporary?) hold, we thought it might be a good opportunity … Continue reading

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Getting to Single Payer, Part II

By Jill Zorn Getting to universal health care in the U.S. is a political challenge. The two big obstacles are: Individuals fearing change, worrying that they could end up worse off Health industry vested interests knowing they will be worse … Continue reading

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#OurLivesOnTheLine Action 7.29.17

Thank you to EVERYONE who answered our call to send selfies and/or photos of loved ones. We gathered even more photos to illustrate that millions of people will be hurt if the Senate votes to decimate our health care. We also … Continue reading

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