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affordable care act


Why the Graham-Cassidy Bill Is Trumpcare, But Worse

Those who thought the Trumpcare implosion in July ended the healthcare fight will be sorely disappointed this week. Like a revived zombie, another Obamacare repeal has been introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham (R.-S.C.) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) with all the same provisions that Americans hated. Various necessary benefits are still taken away. According to the New York Times, the bill guts the Medicaid expansion, which was implemented in 31 states. It jeopardizes women by banning

Personal, Real Life

Why The Affordable Care Act Matters To Me

Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, is a matter of life and death to millions of people. I know because I’m one of them. Since birth, I’ve had hemophilia, a chronic, hereditary bleeding disorder. My blood is missing a key chemical component needed to clot, known as Clotting Factor VIII for short. Simply put, I bleed longer and easier than most people (although a paper cut won’t kill me, and I hate that misconception with


Donald Trump, Sex Ed, and the Future of Affordable Birth Control

I cried at the gynecologist. I never cry. Not when I fractured my ankle, not when my dad was in the hospital for a month, not even at my friend’s funeral. I never cry because I tell myself it is easier to be numb. But today I could not force myself to be numb. Tears welled up in my eyes as I felt the cold metal arm touch my cervix. A year ago, I’m not

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