Trumpcare Has Arrived

This morning, President Trump took another hit at Obama’s legacy—and the health care and well-being of millions of Americans—by ending cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CSRs reductions lower deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers purchasing insurance in the ACA marketplace. This comes just one day after Trump...

A Dangerous Pill To Swallow

Only a few weeks after activism and lots of phone calls prevented another “repeal and replace” bill in Congress, President Trump is increasing his sabotage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The newest attack on your health care comes in the form of an executive order (EO), a form of presidential action that Trump repeatedly...

A Culture of Abuse

Last week, The New York Times published a disturbing expose on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The article revealed allegations that Weinstein is a predator who paid off women he had sexually harassed for decades. The public outcry was swift, and Weinstein was fired by the board of his own company, The Weinstein Company. The revelations...

Relentless.

Today President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt continued their relentless attacks on public health announcing efforts to revoke the Clean Power Plan (CPP)—giving corporate polluters yet another gift. The 2015 CPP set in motion work to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by 32 percent over 15 years, generate yearly benefits of over...

Trump Keeps Grabbing

Today, the Trump Administration made two sweeping and destructive moves in their continued attack against women and the LGBTQ community. Still reeling from their 7-year loss to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA) outright, the Administration announced it is changing the rules to severely undermine the contraceptive coverage mandate under ACA regulations. The ACA regulation...

Hands Off.

Today, the House passed their budget with a vote of 219-206. This budget would be devastating for working families, as it’s an assault on health care, education, and our environment. The budget seeks to eliminate crucial disaster relief funding, even as millions of Americans struggle in the wake of Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria. And...

My Body, Your Decision?

In a direct attack on women’s health care and reproductive justice, the House passed a bill yesterday that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. The legislation, misleadingly called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, relies on the idea that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks – but science says otherwise. Jennifer Conti, an OB-GYN...

Lack of Leadership.

The past few weeks have brought massive devastation to our country through powerful, Category 4 and 5 hurricanes. Hurricane Maria, the latest storm in an unbelievably violent hurricane season, left behind trails of devastation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Puerto Rico alone, the power grid was completely wiped out, leaving 3.4...

Massacre in Las Vegas.

Last night, a 64-year-old man opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 people gathered at a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip. The attack left at least 58 people dead and more than 515 injured, and those numbers continue climb. According to reports, the gunman killed himself before police stormed the...

Many Children Left Behind.

While Congressional Republican leadership was busy trying to strip health care insurance from millions of Americans, another critically important program is barreling towards an expiration date. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health insurance for about 9 million children “with family incomes above Medicaid eligibility limits who lack access to affordable private coverage.” It...