Health Care

Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of partisanship in op-ed for Fox News

To welcome the new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell penned an op-ed for Fox News to claim that he and the Republicans in the Senate are in favor of bipartisanship, while the…

Democratic Governor-elect of Kansas makes Medicaid expansion a top priority

In 2010, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. A large part of that act was an expansion of Medicaid for people up to 133% of the poverty…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Why should I vote?

Do you know anyone who isn’t voting? If so, please share with them some reasons why they should vote. Vote because what makes America great is our Democratic system of government: of the people, by the people, for the people….

West Virginia Democrat talks about issues with local paper – West Virginia Republican sends her son to talk to paper

The Register-Herald newspaper in Beckley, West Virginia attempted to talk to the two candidates running to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Congress. The Democrat, Richard Ojeda, spoke to the paper on his thoughts about issues plaguing the people of…

More jobs were created during Obama’s last 21 months than in Trump’s first 21 months

Republicans are busy crowing about the economic numbers that were released last Friday. However, they have been doing so using false comparisons. They have been comparing Trump’s first 21 months in office, when he inherited a strong economy, to all…

A reminder: Ted Cruz thinks protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions is unconstitutional

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

Republicans will try to repeal Obamacare again if they win Senate seats – Mitch McConnell, Dean Heller, and Mike Pence have all confirmed this plan

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Video of Devin Nunes shows what Republicans actually think about Medicare – plus bonus video of Roy Blunt’s opinion about Medicare

Donald Trump and many Republicans are going around claiming that they suddenly love Medicare, and will be the true defenders of the program that provides baseline health care coverage for elderly Americans, a program Republicans have been trying to cut…

Trump’s sabotage of ACA will cause premiums to be 16% higher than if he had left ACA alone

Trump administration efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will cause premiums to be 16% higher in 2019 than they would be if Trump had left the law alone, per a new report from the Kaiser…

Kevin Cramer voted 5 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Scott Walker keeps lying about health care

The Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, wants to be re-elected again. So Scott Walker is lying again, just as he has each previous election. This time, he is lying about protecting health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions….

Marsha Blackburn voted 9 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania GOP Congressmen voted 9 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Mike Pence says Oklahoma GOP Governor candidate will be just like Trump

Mike Pence took a trip to Oklahoma to stump for Kevin Stitt, the Republican nominee for Oklahoma Governor, and did what Mike Pence does best: suck up to Donald Trump. Tulsa World: Pence says Trump administration a ‘foreshadowing’ of Stitt…

Josh Hawley flaunts endorsement from group that tried to repeal pre-existing condition protections

As Josh Hawley continues to lie to the people of Missouri about his support for pre-existing condition protections, the Republican candidate for U.S Senate from Missouri took to twitter to brag about an endorsement he received from the NFIB: Proud…

Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and Ohio GOP Congressmen voted 9 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

PSA for Republican voters: Voting for politicians who oppose the policies you support will prevent those policies from being enacted

This message might come off as condescending, but considering the current reality of our political discourse where the President of the United States is traveling across the country calling an entire political party a “party of crime”, the risk of…

Midwestern Democratic Governor candidates will cut taxes for the middle class

There is a misconception, which the Republican noise machine has pushed relentlessly for the last few decades, that Democrats want high taxes. The key to this misconception is that it lumps the poor, the middle class, and the rich together….