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Trump Administration Guts Obamacare Contraception Mandate

On Friday, the Trump Administration made the decision to gut the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate, which allows access to birth control through employer insurance at no out-of-pocket cost. The mandate saved women $1.4 billion in 2013 alone. While it does not get rid of the mandate altogether, the new rule, set to take place immediately, does create a huge loophole, allowing any employer to refuse to cover contraception, as long as they cite religious

Politics

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

Politics

Repealing Obamacare: Trump’s Most Recent Failure

The American Senate has once again voted on the future of Obamacare: with a majority of 51 to 49, they rejected the partial repeal the Republican party has been pushing for the last seven years. Their “solution” for Obamacare, dubbed the “skinny repeal”, would’ve scaled back some of the more controversial provisions such as the requirement for individuals to have a health insurance or face a fine. However, some naysayers of the repeal such as

Politics

How the GOP Is Trying Again to Screw Millions Out of Healthcare

During Trump’s presidential campaign, he claimed that he was going to dismantle and replace Obamacare within his first 100 days of office. He said that it was going to be easy and it needed to be destroyed. Like with the majority of the things that he says, he lied. The bill that was originally introduced was called the American Health Care Act. It was explained by Paul Ryan with a PowerPoint and was subsequently memed,

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

Mental Health

Allies for Mental Health Positivity

To my friends: You go through mental health struggles that I don’t and will never have to face in my lifetime. You react to things differently and I respect that. I am unable to comprehend exactly what you’re up against. Opening up to me might be all you feel comfortable with and you aren’t ready to talk to anyone else about it, but I do my best to try to understand. I know a small handful of

Politics, Uncategorized

We Need Obamacare

Senate Republicans are progressing with their plan of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. ObamaCare was established to ensure Americans with affordable healthcare, it had several benefits for American citizens. With the recent news of the efforts to dismantle this healthcare reform law, many Americans are in agony. One thing the Republicans need to understand is that many Americans NEED this health insurance. This health insurance is very significant to them and

Politics

Newsflash: Obamacare and The Affordable Care Act are the Exact Same Thing

Since the beginning of 2017 and as President Obama’s term comes to a close, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has pushed to repeal Obamacare, and conservatives across the country are rejoicing. They celebrate the end of an error, roll their eyes at liberal snowflakes complaining on social media, and they thank god they’re covered under the Affordable Care Act. Starting to see the problem here? For anyone who wasn’t aware, yes, the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare

Politics

Senate Pushes to Repeal Obamacare, All Whilst The American People Are Asleep

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has voted towards a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Voting began on Wednesday evening, and strung out until early hours of Thursday. The vote itself does not repeal the ACA, but it does set up the lengthy process of getting rid of the massive health care law. It is expected that on Friday, the bill will be sent to the House of Representatives for a clearing

Politics

Republicans Plot to Repeal Obamacare

Following a congressional meeting on Tuesday, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) released a resolution that outlined several qualifications necessary for repealing President Obama’s eponymous healthcare-reform law. These steps include repealing legislation through a fast-track process, authorizing a budget committee and reserving funds for repealing and replacing Obamacare. Implementing a fast-track process is especially notable, since only a simple majority would be needed to repeal Obamacare, rather than a two-thirds majority in the Senate. Democrats would not

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