Surviving the Holidays. Many progressives may find themselves unwelcome or uncomfortable in conservative family gatherings. These are some of the ways we can support each other.
Yet again, Republicans taking healthcare from poor to give tax breaks to rich: Information, explanation, and how to take action. We've fought this bill before when it was "healthcare." Now it's the same bill as "tax reform." We can kill this bill just like we killed the GOP healthcare bills. Time to get back to work!
Republicans Plan Dramatic Hike in "Chronic Care Tax." After belittling Democrats for raising the medical deduction threshold, Republicans do the same thing, only much worse (and yes, yet again, to give enormous tax breaks to the rich).
ACA Enrollment 2018, Nov 1 - Dec 15. Information, strategies, resources.
Don't Panic! The healthcare news is bad, not catastrophic. There is a lot of panic over the president's association health plan Executive Order and his default on CSR payments. We explain why these are not as significant problems as most would have you believe.
Trump's Distraction Tactics: Obamacare, Budget, and Taxes, vs. North Korea. Trump's distraction tactics have derailed activists on healthcare. His next distraction might be more powerful and deadly.
Our Deadliest Modern Mass Shooting: Time To Do Something. October 4, 2017. In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, FactPower explores the issue of gun violence and what to do about it.
The Path Forward for Healthcare Reform: First Bipartisanship, Then Medicare for All, September 5, 2017. In this article, FactPower addresses the many moving parts of healthcare reform, puts them into perspective, and discusses both short term and long term goals.
Medical Loss Ratio Reform: When the Senate's BCRA was defeated, Republicans expressed a willingness to hear other ideas for reforming health care. Here's one of ours that could cut premiums by 10-20% and reduce waste. It's pretty wonky, but it's important.
On Organizing a Response to White Supremacists:
Perspectives in the Wake of Charlottesville
Don't engage, and don't ignore. Upstage!
An Open Letter to the GOP From the People: Why the GOP would be smart to let their health care bill fail.
RepubliCare/Trumpcare with the Cruz Amendment:
The Worst Version Yet. Learn about the BCRA version 3. Although the bill was defeated, its language could come back in another bill.
First Do No Harm: Hippocratic or Hypocritical? Learn about the death toll the Republican health care plan would create and how our Republican lawmaker-physicians are on-board with that.
How the Republican health care bill would hurt MOST Americans So you have a good income, employer sponsored insurance, etc. How could RepubliCare possibly hurt you? Find out here.
The RepubliCare Section 1332 Trojan Horse: How It Could Hurt Us Amendments by the Senate health care bill to Section 1332 are sneaky. Find out what surprises lay in store.
RepubliCare: Junk Insurance and Tax Breaks for the Wealthy. Find out what the House health care bill would have done.
GOP Politibabble, Debunked. Anyone who writes to lawmakers gets these canned responses in return. We debunked this one in which this lawmaker defended his vote for the House Republican health care bill.
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Trump's Lies: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Before being elected, Trump promised multiple times not to cut Medicare, Medicaid, oir Social Security. He is now breaking that promise, with a $1 trillion cut in Medicaid and a $473 billion cut in Medicare. America has been duped.