Health and Wellness : Hospitals warn that repealing ObamaCare could spark 'unprecedented public health crisis'

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    Mothers with sick children in Louisiana try to talk to their senator about Medicaid
    They went to two Louisiana town halls and left disappointed. Now they’re looking to charter a bus to Washington, D.C.

    ... On Friday, instead of traveling to downtown Baton Rouge to speak to state legislators, she went to north Baton Rouge to speak to Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) about her son’s condition. Over the course of a taxing day, Angela, joined by her husband Neil and friend Jessica Michot, was unsuccessful, and was unable to share what’s at stake for John Paul if the Republican health care plan becomes law and there are big cuts to Medicaid ...

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    Mothers with sick children in Louisiana try to talk to their senator about Medicaid

    They went to two Louisiana town halls and left disappointed. Now they’re looking to charter a bus to Washington, D.C.
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    Ohio governor calls out his party’s attempt to buy off moderates with ‘anemic’ opioid funds
    Gov. John Kasich (R) likens $45 billion fund to ‘spitting in the ocean’


    On Sunday, Gov. John Kasich dismissed the $45 billion fund for opioid treatment that some Republicans have floated as a potential “sweetener” for moderates as completely insufficient to address the problem ...

    https://thinkprogress.org/kasich-dismisses-opioid-fund-buy-off-f26ff3e950da

    Ohio governor calls out his party’s attempt to buy off moderates with ‘anemic’ opioid funds

    Gov. John Kasich (R) likens $45 billion fund to ‘spitting in the ocean.’
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    Kellyanne Conway says people who lose Medicaid should just find better jobs
    It’s not that simple

    During a Fox & Friends interview Monday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway suggested that, for the people who lose Medicaid coverage because of the more than $800 billion in cuts included in the Senate’s health care bill, the solution is as simple as finding a better job ...

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    Kellyanne Conway says people who lose Medicaid should just find better jobs

    It’s not that simple.
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    Republicans Asked For ‘Obamacare Horror Stories.’ It Didn’t Go Well


    Instead, they recounted how the Affordable Care Act had helped them, and urged Republicans to keep it in place.

    Here are some of those responses: ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-asked-obamacare-horror-stories-035452956.html

    Republicans Asked For ‘Obamacare Horror Stories.’ It Didn’t Go Well.

    Indiana Republicans called for people to share “Obamacare horror stories” on social media, but the only horror many people expressed was at the idea of losing it if the GOP repeal plan passes Congress.
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    Indiana Republicans called for people to share “Obamacare horror stories” on social media, but the only horror many people expressed was at the idea of losing it if the GOP repeal plan passes Congress





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    We are now in one of the most dangerous moments for Trumpcare opponents
    They win if we stop paying attention

    ... For this reason, ThinkProgress will now — and until the bill is formally dead-and-buried — provide occasional reminders that, yup, Republicans are still trying to pass a bill that will be a death sentence for tens of thousands of innocent people. We will do so when there is new news, and we will do so when the debate over Trumpcare has receded into the background ...

    https://thinkprogress.org/heres-you...lth-care-from-millions-of-people-1ead54e2a2f5

    We are now in one of the most dangerous moments for Trumpcare opponents

    They win if we stop paying attention.
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    Trumpcare isn’t popular with any U.S. governors
    Many governors, including Republicans, have cited concerns about Medicaid cuts and the costs to states

    Not a single U.S. governor has fully endorsed the Senate’s health care repeal bill, according to a new report from advocacy group Protect Our Care released Friday ...

    https://thinkprogress.org/gop-governors-senate-health-care-a9d3ec3b9164

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    Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare
    A before and after study of ACA reveals Republicans worst-nightmare, that health insurance saves lives


    ... “Show me the data on lives saved by Obamacare, please,” conservative political scientist Charles Murray requested in a recent tweet.

    A pilot study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association may provide an answer: Researchers found that the rate of sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital dropped by 17 percent among people ages 45-64 in Multnomah County, Ore., after the Affordable Care Act expanded insurance coverage ...


    http://www.salon.com/2017/07/03/drop-in-sudden-cardiac-arrests-linked-to-obamacare_partner/

    Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare

    A before and after study of ACA reveals Republicans worst-nightmare, that health insurance saves lives
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    White House 'surprised' by McConnell's talk of bipartisan health care approach

    Washington (CNN)The White House was caught off-guard by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's suggestion Thursday that Republicans might need to work with Democrats to prop up Obamacare if they fail to pass repeal and replace legislation ...

    Video ... 2:40

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/07/politics/mitch-mcconnell-bipartisan-health-care/

    White House 'surprised' by McConnell's remarks

    The White House was caught off-guard by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's suggestion Thursday that Republicans might need to work with Democrats to prop up Obamacare if they fail to pass repeal and replace legislation.
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    Despite doomsday rhetoric, Obamacare markets are stabilizing
    First quarter results suggest insurers are on a path to profitability


    ... But reports of its demise appear to be premature. For the first time ever this year, insurers selling plans in Obamacare’s markets appear to be on a path toward profitability; and despite the drumbeat of headlines about fleeing insurers, only about 25,000 Obamacare customers live in communities facing the prospect of having no insurer next year ...

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/obamacare-markets-health-care-240487?cmpid=sf

    Despite doomsday rhetoric, Obamacare markets are stabilizing

    First quarter results suggest insurers are on a path to profitability.
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    Republican governor fact-checks Pence’s lie about Medicaid
    A misinformation campaign


    During a speech before the National Governors Association on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence blatantly mischaracterized the impact Trumpcare would have on Medicaid ...

    https://thinkprogress.org/republican-governor-fact-checks-pences-lie-about-medicaid-fb7c0783a095

    Republican governor fact-checks Pence’s lie about Medicaid

    A misinformation campaign.
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