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Electricity or medication
Electricity or medication
It’s another day in Trump’s America—and another day to stand up for what’s right. Get the facts to fight back.
Breaking: Trump’s ACA Repeal Lawsuit in Court July 9
“I worry about having to make decisions between paying the electric bill and paying for a medication that keeps me alive.”
For many Americans like Alicia, a brain cancer survivor from Arizona, this is a constant fear. And for many people, affordable coverage is only made possible by the protections in the Affordable Care Act.
Just today, we learned that the lawsuit filed by Texas, and backed by Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr aimed at tearing down the ACA will be heard in the 5th Circuit on July 9. If they succeed in court, the entire law would be tossed out, leaving millions of Americans like Alicia in danger of losing their coverage.
Share Alicia’s story on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word: This is what’s at risk if Trump’s crusade against American health care succeeds.
Trump promised to protect people with pre-existing conditions. Instead, he’s spent his presidency trying to rip health coverage from millions of families.
More than 1 million Americans have become uninsured since Trump took office. At the same time, premiums are increasing and health care CEOs continue raking in huge profits—$2.6 BILLION in 2018, to be exact.
Rather than do anything to help working Americans struggling to afford care, Trump is continuing his attacks on the Affordable Care Act and refusing to work with Congress on any productive legislation until they abandon their Constitutional oversight duties.
In other words: He’s blackmailing Congress and using the American people as leverage, while asking the GOP-packed courts to do his dirty work.
What you missed during Trump’s temper tantrum
- ANOTHER DEAD CHILD: News broke last night that a sixth migrant child died in U.S. custody in September. The 10-year-old girl’s death went unreported. Five other children have died in the months since.
- ANTI-TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION: A new rule from the Department of Housing and Urban Development would allow federally funded homeless shelters to turn transgender people away on “religious grounds,” and “force transgender women to share bathrooms and sleeping quarters with men.”
- BIG PROGRESSIVE IDEAS: After yesterday’s Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, the Thinking CAP podcast team sat down with MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss separation of powers and the criminal justice debate. Listen to the episode for more.
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