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Tag Archives: Insurance & Coverage

Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Bill to enshrine Patient Protection Act provisions into state law heads to Inslee

Excerpt: Washingtonians worried about Donald Trump's efforts to destroy the Patient Protection Act can take comfort in knowing that their state government has taken action to protect the health freedoms they gained during the Obama years.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy
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Republican Jim Walsh’s angry tirades disrupt the work of the Washington State House

Excerpt: Recent House floor proceedings have revealed that a Trump-loving member of the Washington State House of Representatives has an anger management problem.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Immigration, healthcare, economic security discussed at Pramila Jayapal’s latest town hall

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal's sixteenth town hall, held Wednesday, May 2nd at the Seattle Central Public Library in downtown Seattle.
Written by:Alison Wendler
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education, Elections, Healthcare
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Why states are a good place to fight for health care as a human right

Excerpt: The path to single-payer health care can, and perhaps will, begin in the states themselves, Robert Cruickshank writes.
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
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The curious logic of Professor Adam Carroll

Excerpt: NPI's David Johnson responds to Professor Adam Carroll's New York Times Upshot post arguing that preventative care doesn't actually save money.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Trump regime sends Tom Price packing after disastrous tenure at Health & Human Services

Excerpt: Good riddance: Tom Price, the health and human services secretary, resigned under pressure on Friday after racking up at least $400,000 in travel bills for chartered flights and undermining [Donald] Trump’s promise to drain the swamp of a corrupt and entitled capital. Already in trouble with Mr. Trump for months of unsuccessful efforts to repeal […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Open Government
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John McCain announces his opposition to Graham-Cassidy, likely dooming the bill

Excerpt: "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried.," McCain said in a statement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy
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Trumpcuts defeated again as John McCain casts decisive vote against “skinny repeal”

Excerpt: Millions of Americans have once again won a reprieve from losing their healthcare coverage after the narrow failure of Mitch McConnell’s latest scheme to eviscerate the Patient Protection Act in the United States Senate. By a vote of fifty-one to forty-nine, the Senate rejected McConnell’s Amendment No. 667, the latest iteration of Trumpcuts. Amendment No. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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U.S. Senate votes to advance Trumpcuts, with Mike Pence casting the tiebreaking vote

Excerpt: The United States Senate has voted by the narrowest of margins to begin considering legislation with unknown provisions that would eviscerate the Patient Protection Act signed into law by President Obama seven years ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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PPA repeal effort fails: Millions of Americans spared (for now) from losing their healthcare

Excerpt: “This is an epic fail. This is historic. This is seven years of arguing going down the drain.” — Republican pundit Charles Krauthammer Republican efforts to eviscerate or simply get rid of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have run into a series of fatal roadblocks in the United States Senate, which means millions […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Maria Cantwell’s trio of Seattle town halls begins successfully at UW’s Kane Hall

Excerpt: Activists who have been longing for Washington State's U.S. Senators to start holding town hall meetings got their wish fulfilled last night when Senator Maria Cantwell hosted the first of three town halls planned for the Seattle area, focused on healthcare
Written by:Sanjay Satish
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Seattle Times article on state’s rising health insurance rates relies heavily on the perspective of a national right wing think tank

Excerpt: The Seattle Times' newsroom is capable of putting out higher quality reporting than this. Here's hoping their next article on this subject is more reasonable.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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SHAME! Republican-controlled U.S. House votes to take away healthcare from millions

Excerpt: In a brazen, wholly indefensible act of malice and cruelty, the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives voted today to take away the healthcare of millions of Americans. By a vote of 217-213, without a single Democratic vote, the House passed a monstrous bill that, if approved by the Senate and signed by Donald Trump, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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