Articles of Reference on Health Care
The health care bill proposed by the Senate GOP would cut taxes on the wealthy and cut programs like Medicaid. It could also affect some of the 49 percent of Americans who get insurance through their jobs, by no longer requiring employers to offer health insurance. Source: FiveThirtyEight
Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill.The bill’s largest benefits go to the wealthiest Americans, who have the most comfortable health care arrangements. Its biggest losses fall to poorer Americans who rely on government support. The bill preserves many of the structures of Obamacare, but rejects several of its central goals. Source: The New York Times
The Explainer: How Increased Medicaid Spending Is Really a Cut. Source: MedPageToday
Gail Collins, Opinion: Taking On the Frat Boys. The fact that the Republican leadership didn’t even bother to toss a token female in their secret bill-writing group does tell you something about the insane level of indifference to women’s issues among the men who are currently running the show in Washington. Source: The New York Times
How the Senate's Health-Care Bill Would Cause Financial Ruin for People With Preexisting Conditions. Republicans are going to insist otherwise, but that’s simply not the case. Source: The Atlantic
Just About Every Major Medical Group Hates the GOP Health Care Plans. Groups representing pediatricians, cancer specialists, heart doctors and family physicians all agree. Both the House and the Senate offerings for fixing health care in the U.S. would make things worse, not better. Source: NBC News
Five reasons so many medical professionals oppose the Republican-proposed changes made so far to the 2010 Affordable Care Act: women, children, the poor, the sick and disabled, the elderly. Source: NBCNews
The Senate’s Health-Care Bill is, plain and simple, a plan to cut taxes for the wealthy by destroying critical federal programs that help provide healthcare to tens of millions of people. Source: The New York Times
See where the Senate health-care bill’s subsidy cuts will affect Americans most. Source: The Washington Post
Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes. Source: The New York Times
64 percent of people in nursing homes rely on Medicaid, so the Medicaid cuts in the Republican health care law could have far-reaching consequences for them. Source: The New York Times
The new bill for “Affordable Health Care” has a potentially devastating impact on special education. Source: The New York Times
Senate GOP's ACA Repeal Bill Would Knock 22 Million Off Insurance: The bill would also cut deficit by $202 billion more than House version. Source: Congressional Budget Office
Yes, the GOP health-care plan really is a giant Medicaid cut - in one chart.
Source: The Washington Post
The C.B.O. Did the Math. These Are the Key Takeaways From the Senate Health Care Bill. Source: The New York Times
Want to know the worst thing about the GOP’s health-care bill? The CBO analysis concluded that Obamacare requires fixes, not a destabilizing “rescue.” Source: The Washington Post
Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments. The administration’s threats to stop reimbursing insurers cause uncertainty leading to insurer price increases and people who earn too much to qualify for premium assistance will bear the full brunt.
Source: The New York Times
HEALTH CARE ACTIONS
Call Your Democratic Senators
Democratic senators have an important role to play in the healthcare debate by urging the Senate to give Americans time to make their voices heard. Please call now and thank them for their opposition to the Republican bill:
- Sen. Debbie Stabenow - (202) 224-4822
- Sen. Gary Peters - (202) 224-6221
Call Republican Senators
Also call Republican Senators who are known to have reservations about the bill and urge them not to support the Republican health care bill.
- Shelley Moore Capito (W VA) (202) 224-6472
- Susan Collins (Maine) (202) 224-2523
- Tom Cotton (AR) (202) 224-2353
- Jeff Flake (AZ) (202) 224-4521
- Cory Gardner (CO) (202) 224-5941
- Charles Grassley (IA) (202) 224-3744
- Dean Heller (NV) (202) 224-6244
- John McCain (AZ) (202) 224-2235
- Lisa Murkowski (AK) (202) 224-6665
- Rob Portman (OH) (202) 224-3353
- Lamar Alexander (TN) 202-224-4944
- Bill Cassidy (LA) 202-224-5824
- Bob Corker (TN) 202-224-3344
- Lindsey Graham (SC) 202-224-5972
- Ron Johnson (WI) 202-224-5323
Sheriff Clayton’s Presentation Sunday Illustrated why we are fortunate to have him as our sheriff.
Watch a video of the meeting by clicking here
and see why we are so fortunate.
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton gave a forceful and enlightening talk on June 25 on his approach to dealing with undocumented immigrants in light of recent federal detention orders. He spoke to the audience in calm, measured tones that didn’t conceal the passion he felt for his work and for American freedom, it only added to the force of his remarks. Protectors of Equality in Government (PEG) hosted the event at the Pittsfield Township Administrative Building.
The sheriff said he ignores detention orders against immigrants that are not authorized by a judge, as the U.S. Constitution requires. He also urged his audience to work to defeat Michigan House bills 4105 and 4334. If enacted, these bills would ban enforcement of any local law or policy that limits local police communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about any individual’s immigration status.
PEG is grateful to Sheriff Clayton for his work on behalf of constitutional rights for all, and for taking the time to speak to us. We would also like to thank U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, who spoke on the same occasion on the need for everyone to be treated with civility and respect, regardless of their political views.