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Tag Archives: Insurance & Coverage

Book Review: Not-so-hidden racism and profit define the sickness of “American Healthcare”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich, by Thom Hartmann.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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United States Supreme Court upholds the Patient Protection Act for the *third* time

Excerpt: Republicans have spent the last few years packing the Supreme Court full of extremely right wing justices and they still haven't been able to knock down the Patient Protection Act with a legal challenge.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Healthcare, Litigation
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The Biden-Harris administration’s American Rescue Plan is popular with Washingtonians

Excerpt: 60% of nine hundred and ninety two likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed late last month by Public Policy Polling said they supported the American Rescue Plan, while 32% were opposed and 8% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Announcements, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy
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Senator Elizabeth Warren takes on critics, releases plan to finance Medicare For All

Excerpt: The Massachusetts Senator's plan foresees over $20 trillion in public investment over a decade, and would substantially reduce costs for ordinary Americans.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Healthcare, Party Politics
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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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