Monday Open Thread | They Are Coming For Your Healthcare

In case you weren’t clear, while Barr was lying his azz off with the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department was doing the following:

Trump Administration Files Formal Request to Strike Down All of Obamacare
By Jan Hoffman and Abby Goodnough
May 1, 2019

The Trump administration formally declared its opposition to the entire Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, arguing in a federal appeals court filing that the signature Obama-era legislation was unconstitutional and should be struck down.

Such a decision could end health insurance for some 21 million Americans and affect many millions more who benefit from the law’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and required coverage for pregnancy, prescription drugs and mental health.

In filing the brief, the administration abandoned an earlier position — that some portions of the law, including the provision allowing states to expand their Medicaid programs, should stand. The switch, which the administration disclosed in late March, has confounded many people in Washington, even within the Republican Party, who came to realize that health insurance and a commitment to protecting the A.C.A. were among the main issues that propelled Democrats to a majority in the House of Representatives last fall.

Just so that you understand…this doesn’t just affect the 20 million people who got healthcare because of Obamacare.
This is about the millions of young people who have insurance with their parents until they are 26.

This is about the ONE IN TWO AMERICANS WHO HAVE A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION</strong, who would now be thrust back into the bad old days of paying exorbitant rates for insurance, WHEN they can get insurance AT ALL.


The wellness provisions that every American with insurance now enjoys – GONE.

The GOP has NO PLAN other than to take this country back to the bad old days before Obamacare.

More healthcare news…it can never be clearer- the two parties are NOTHING ALIKE ON HEALTHCARE

Understand, this is about using the money..not for providing healthcare

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101 Responses to Monday Open Thread | They Are Coming For Your Healthcare

  1. Liza says:

    I am so done with this stupid a$$ clown. Had to support her and vote for her because she was running against the bride of Satan. And you always hope these lesser of two evils might actually think about who got them elected.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) Tweeted:
    The anti-big dairy 🥛 protesters that shut down an Elizabeth Warren event for five minutes yesterday in Mason City, Iowa, are now at a Bernie ag policy speech to farmers in Osage.

    Bernie just shouts back at them: “I got the mic and I’m louder than you!”

  3. Ametia says:

    Diana Ross Says She Felt ‘Violated’ By TSA Agent At New Orleans Airport

  4. rikyrah says:

    Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) Tweeted:
    BREAKING: New @NRA President Carolyn Meadows says Rep. Lucy McBath was elected because she’s Black. “…it’s wrong to say the reason she won was because of her anti-gun stance. …it had to do with being a minority female.”

  5. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : May 6, 2019

    Ephemeral: adjective ih-FEM-uh-rul
    1 : lasting a very short time

    2 : lasting one day only

    • Liza says:

      47m47 minutes ago

      2.6+ million people voted by mail.

      The statewide average of rejected VBM ballots in 2018 was 1.2%, higher than the 2012 or 2016 presidential elections. In Broward County, it was 2.8% —and even higher among voters between the ages of 18-21.

      As the entire nation applauded the young organizers from Parkland for getting engaged, research by @electionsmith shows about 15% of their vote-by-mail ballots were rejected. They didn’t have a voice in this election.

      .@ACLUFL & @UF analyzed the 2014 & 2016 elections & produced a report finding “that younger and ethnic minority voters were much more likely to have their VBM ballots rejected, and less likely to have their VBM ballots cured when they were flagged for a signature mismatch.”

      At the state level, there are 9 measures that should be taken:

      1. Allow same-day registration
      2. Repeal Florida’s onerous voter registration laws
      3. Standardize and fund early vote sites across the state
      4. Universal paid postage for vote by mail ballots
      5. Allow ballots postmarked by election day to be counted
      6. Increase funding for SOE offices
      7. Mandate electronic poll books to make voter registration portable statewide
      8. Fix signature matching.
      9. A real recount system that triggers an evaluation of an actual paper receipt, rather than a count by the same machines that produced the first count

      We also need our federal government to address voter suppression BEFORE it occurs, not just after. Florida was covered by the Voting Rights Act preclearance formula that was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013 in Shelby County v. Holder and gutted the Voting Rights Act.

      Under the formulas in the remedial legislation, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, we expect that Fla. would again be covered, requiring the Justice Department to pre-clear changes to state voting laws.

      This preclearance provision could potentially block suppressive voting measures before they go into effect.

      If you’re wiling to fight for our state, join me at . 👊🏾

  6. Liza says:

    MSM reporting that rockets fired from Gaza, nothing about Israeli aggression or provocation.

  7. YOU RACIST LIAR, Councilman Jim Cleveland. That’s YOUR racist white supremacy views, not God. The councilman needs to go. GTFO!

  8. The baby is here! The baby is here! Oh my goodness! Congratulations!
    Welcome to the world #BabySussex ❤️😍❤️

  9. I’m still sleepy. 💤💤

  10. rikyrah says:

    Ethan Grey (@_EthanGrey) Tweeted:
    A new study confirms that Iowa went from Obama to Trump not because of economic anxiety, but rather because white voters responded accordingly to Trump’s nativist, anti-immigrant, and racist appeals.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    For me…there is no easy button or magic bullet to get Dolt 45 out of office (stop listening to stupid ass progressives)

    It will take hard work, organizing and yes, you will have to play chess not checkers.

    There’s no Infinity gauntlet that gets us out of this.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Tiffany Cross (@TiffanyDCross) Tweeted:
    Grace and decency is one thing. But you cannot meet a bigot in the middle. You cannot love a racist in the hopes that they may one day love you back. By every measure of history, wars are won with fight. Not love. May not be as soft and poetic as some would like. But it’s a fact.

    • Liza says:

      What I’ve been saying.

      You don’t have to stand toe to toe and call a them racist m*therf*ckers. That never gets you anywhere. But you sure as hell do not have to love these folks, or say you love them, or preach that love is the answer. It isn’t, never was, never will be.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) Tweeted:
    Good morning to everyone except the people who support building a wall, and spend considerable time marginalizing brown people, but will drink 30 magaritas and wear a sombrero today. Nobody has any use for you.

    • Liza says:

      Yeah, and then there’s the folks who support building a wall but hire undocumented workers to do landscaping, home repairs, house cleaning, etc… so they can save a few bucks paying them less. Plenty of those here in AZ.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) Tweeted:
    We can’t let this go unnoticed: last week the White House rolled out a plan to allow health care providers to cite their religious or moral beliefs to *deny* treatments to patients. This is absurd and flies in the face of putting patients first.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Elizabeth May (@_ElizabethMay) Tweeted:
    So far i’ve seen little indication that the democrats are trying to win the senate. We’ve got 21 people in the presidential field, and the senate is sitting there being destroyed by Mitch fucking McConnell, who has a 19% approval rating and no credible 2020 challenger.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Bruce Holsinger (@bruceholsinger) Tweeted:
    Holy shit just now on This Week, Bernie Sanders:

    Interviewer: Would you name a woman as a running mate?
    Bernie: I would give very serious consideration to that.
    Interviewer: A person of color?
    Bernie [long, bizarre pause]. It’s too premature to talk about that.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Adam Best (@adamcbest) Tweeted:
    Gillibrand, Harris, Klobuchar and Warren: Have NEVER lost an election

    Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, O’Rourke, Sanders: Have all lost an election

    Maybe we should stop asking if the 2020 women can win and start asking if the 2020 men can?

  18. rikyrah says:

    Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) Tweeted:
    Donald Trump cannot win a fair and transparent 2020 election. So it’s foolish for Democrats to think he won’t try to make sure 2020 is NOT fair or transparent with whatever tools are at his disposal

    • Ametia says:

      Isaiah Washington is a LOSER.

      No one is persecuting him.

      He can believe and say whatever he wants to. Just expect folks to clap back with their beliefs as well, free country, 1st amendment rights, and all….


    • Liza says:

      And once the Biden voters gravitate toward Senators Harris and Warren maybe all the guys with B names will cancel each other out.

      The sooner the better.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) Tweeted:
    At the NAACP meeting, @KamalaHarris calls for “a new Voting Rights Act” that includes automatic voter registration and Election Day as a national holiday.

    “We need to fight back against Republicans who suppress our constitutional right to vote.”

  20. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    so is every male Democrat that doesn’t want to be historical footnote running for president this year? that’s what it feels like. these candidacies feel like a version of mansplaining, which nobody freaking asked for or needs.

    • Ametia says:

      YES! Just 15 minutes of fame, to illustrate they’re white, they’re male and they at least ran for POTUS, because, that black guy did it,and actually won 2 TERMS.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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