Support the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

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bpatters
And got the T-shirt

Post   » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:54 pm


Paul Ryan is conducting a phone survey about the ACA. Please participate on all the phones you've got. It only takes a couple of minutes.

202-225-0600
Press 2 to hear the survey. You have to listen to a long message (1 minute) about how Speaker Ryan wants to dismantle the ACA, and how President Obama had the nerve to veto the bill.
After his gabbing, press 1 for support of the ACA (Obamacare).

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mmeadow
Supporter 2004-2017

Post   » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:14 pm


bpatters, I was just writing a post about this. I'm astonished that they are asking our opinions about anything, but I was thrilled to express mine.

This other number works too: (202) 225-3031

bpatters
And got the T-shirt

Post   » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:29 pm


We all ought to participate, on every phone we've got.

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mmeadow
Supporter 2004-2017

Post   » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:47 pm


Vote early and often! ;)

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Waddles
Party Poop-er

Post   » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:48 pm


Yes, the Chicago way!

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:52 pm


I noticed a mention on the DailyKos too.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/17/1601081/-Tell-Ryan-We-Want-To-KEEP-The-ACA

Unfortunately, (202) 225-3031 doesn't work (his mailbox is full) but with the other one, I was able to take the survey (but leave no messages).

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:59 am


I just voted.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:58 am


https://theestablishment.co/a-handy-guide-to-what-the-hell-h ... 7#.c86ceaw0j

I'm not American. I live in Scotland where I have the luxury of benefiting from the NHS and also having the option of accessing private healthcare through my work. I am proud that my country enables residents access to health care as a right (as flawed and as strained as our healthcare is right now, I don't think that's a reason to discount that healthcare is accessible to all tax paying UK residents).

Just because YOU might not benefit from the Affordable Care Act because your pay bracket discounts you isn't a reason to not support something which supports your fellow American citizens. Who knows, maybe one day you'll be someone who needs it? If the Act isn't perfect, be a driver for change, encourage your politicians to do their job - getting rid of something imperfect or because it wasn't begun by your political alignment isn't the right solution.

I believe that all animal owners should provide health care to their pets when required.

I also believe that in this day and age in a first world country health care is something that should be available to all - regardless of how much you earn or the fortunes you were born with our the job you hold.

bpatters
And got the T-shirt

Post   » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:03 pm


You're pretty much preaching to the choir here, NCIS. But it's gonna be a LONG uphill battle against the thugs that are currently in power.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:07 pm


So true. The complaints are cherry picking - not to mention it should be improved upon, not thrown out! I read the top 400 richest tax payers will make an estimated 7 million more a piece when it is dismantled (I do not know what the mechanism for collecting those funds was).

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/12/1619865/-Here-s-wh ... t-tax-payers

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:45 am


I was curious what they meant by the rich getting a huge break. It appears the ACA is partly funded by increased taxes on the very wealthy, including investment income. A few articles I ran across:

http://www.eclectablog.com/2014/04/why-the-super-rich-hate-o ... ate-die.html

http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/30/pf/taxes/obama-taxes-rich/

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/11/07/24358417 ... ce-subsidies

By the CBO's accounting, Obamacare will produce a surplus. Gruber says the law will "actually lower the deficit by about $100 billion over the next decade and by $1 trillion in the decade after."

So the repeal fits well with the Republican philosophy of making sure the rich get as much money as they can.

bpatters
And got the T-shirt

Post   » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:54 am


Here's a later article on ACA savings. Looks like they're making a lot of guesses: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/08/04/obamacares_deficit_of_savings_127650.html

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:41 pm


That article includes lots of what's bad about the Republican plan. I think it's a hatchet job and likely not accurate.

Here's something that is more accurate but that does recognize that they are moving numbers:

http://obamacarefacts.com/costof-obamacare/

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:11 am


I found posted a location where you can watch Michael Moore 's movie, Sicko, at no cost. I have not yet seen it and hope to watch it later:

http://documentary-movie.com/sicko/

Linked to from this page:
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/23/1646613/-TRUE-BLUE ... gh-to-fix-it

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