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ogdeejay04: uppityfemale: “The control of women and babies has…

ogdeejay04:

uppityfemale:

The control of women and babies has been a part of every repressive regime in history.
This has been happening all along.”

-Margaret Atwood

No one is dying access to birth control. The last time I checked it was still legal with a prescription. They are just saying the employer doesn’t have to provide the coverage. If you want it, buy it.

No one is denying access to birth control.

Making it unaffordable is essential denying access. Closing down clinic that provide it so you can’t obtain it is denying access.

They are just saying the employer doesn’t have to provide the coverage. If you want it, buy it.

I do buy it when I pay for my coverage every month. I do buy it after I pay my deductible and copay. It’s a medical prescription given by a doctor after an examination. My employer doesn’t have a say in my medical treatment.

Women are being punished because birth control is for women and not men. It gives us freedom over our bodies. But, it’s considered an “extra”. An excuse for sluts to fuck. Ignoring the fact that birth control is provided for all kinds of reasons other than preventing pregnancy it’s wrong to deny us medication prescribed by doctors because they don’t agree.

If a person’s religion doesn’t allow blood transfusions can they deny coverage for that? What about a DNR? If taking life saving measures goes against God’s plans would they be able to deny coverage to someone who received them?

No one would tolerate that.

This isn’t about religious freedom.

This is about controlling women, their bodies, and their choices.

Men’s sex lives aren’t regulated. Their limp dick is covered by insurance.

Side note. Even if my birth control IS so I can have sex without getting pregnant…. So what?!

Is safe sex for women a privilege? Is choosing to prevent pregnancy because someone is young/old/poor/done having kids/isn’t ready/has medical issues a privilege?

Is medication related to my uterus a privilege?

This. Is. About. Controlling. Women.

“The control of women and babies has been a part of every…

The control of women and babies has been a part of every repressive regime in history.
This has been happening all along.”

-Margaret Atwood

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New CBO analysis finds health insurance premiums will spike by…

New CBO analysis finds health insurance premiums will spike by 20% if Trump makes good on threat

  • Trump’s threat to end key Affordable Care Act subsidies will result in dramatic increases to insurance premiums next year, an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday found.
  • According to the CBO, health insurance premiums for silver plans will climb 20% in 2018, one million more Americans would be left uninsured and about $194 billion would be added to the federal deficit if Trump does end the ACA subsidies. Read more (8/15/17)

micdotcom: Donald Trump issued the strongest threat yet against…

micdotcom:

Donald Trump issued the strongest threat yet against North Korea. They called his bluff.

  • A day after Trump’s “fire and fury” comment, we know the consequence of heated rhetoric toward North Korea — a planned missile strike.
  • North Korea called Trump’s bluff on Wednesday and said it will launch missiles into the ocean near Guam, an American territory in the south Pacific that houses thousands of U.S. military personnel. 
  • More than 160,000 people live on the island that is south of Japan and east of the Philippines.
  • North Korea says it will fire four missiles into the ocean near Guam by mid-August. The missiles would fly over Japan — a major provocation on its own — and demonstrate North Korea’s ability to land nuclear missiles in South Korea, Japan or U.S. territories. Read more (8/10/17)

Trump pivots from “fire and fury” to bashing Mitch McConnell on Twitter over Obamacare

  • Despite escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear advancements, Trump clearly had something else on his mind on Thursday morning: 
  • His ongoing feud with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), one of the highest-ranking members of the president’s own party.
  • In a tweet on Thursday, Trump again blamed McConnell for the Republican party’s failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 
  • It’s unclear why, in a moment of international crisis, the commander in chief might focus on his own party’s failings, but it may have something to do with his alleged obsession with undoing Obama’s legacy, much of which is defined by the ACA. Read more (8/10/17 10 AM)

White House pushes for another health care vote — even as the…

White House pushes for another health care vote — even as the American people want them to move on

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted defeat in the wake of Friday’s failed health care vote, saying that it’s “time to move on” to other issues. 
  • But the Trump administration isn’t letting health care reform go just yet — even if that’s what the American people want.
  • Following Friday’s vote, President Donald Trump has frequently taken to Twitter to demand Republicans keep the health care fight alive, telling Republican senators not to “give up” and even threatening to take away Congress’s own health care subsidies if they don’t pass a bill. Read more. (7/30/2017 3:01 PM)

The bill to repeal Obamacare failed by a vote of 49 to 51 early…

The bill to repeal Obamacare failed by a vote of 49 to 51 early Friday morning. Video captured protesters and later democratic Senators celebrating in the streets. 

“We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people. We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and deserve.”

— Sen. John McCain explaining his “no” vote on the “skinny repeal.” 3 key takeaways from Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare

micdotcom: micdotcom: First Obamacare repeal and replace…

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micdotcom:

First Obamacare repeal and replace amendment fails in the Senate

  • Senate Republicans notched a setback in their quest to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Tuesday night, after their first of three possible plans to make good on that promise failed in a procedural vote.
  • The Better Care Reconciliation Act failed by a vote of 43 to 57, with nine Republicans voting against the proposal. And it came just six hours after the party celebrated advancing the health care repeal bill to debate.
  • Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — who, hours earlier, said he wasn’t in favor of the Senate bill in its current form — voted for the BCRA. 
  • Republicans still have other plans to offer as amendments to the bill. 
  • They include a straight Affordable Care Act repeal bill that the CBO estimates would cause 32 million people to lose their coverage, as well as double premiums. 
  • A so-called “skinny repeal” that would nix the individual mandate as well as some Affordable Care Act taxes may also be offered. The CBO says that plan would also raise costs and cause 15 million people to lose their insurance. Read more (7/25/17 10:34 PM)

Update: Straight Obamacare repeal bill fails in the Senate in yet another setback

  • Senate Republicans suffered yet another failure on Wednesday in their quest to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
  • An amendment that would strictly repeal much of the ACA failed to garner enough votes to pass. Seven Republican members voted against the plan, ensuring it would not receive the 50 votes necessary.
  • Republicans still plan to vote on the “skinny repeal.”
  •  After 20 hours of debate expire, Democrats will also be able to offer an unlimited amount of amendments — which they hope will force Republicans into casting politically challenging votes. Read more (7/26/17 4:15 PM)

Update: “Skinny repeal” bill fails, putting Republicans back at square one in effort to repeal Obamacare

  • The so-called “skinny repeal” bill that Senate Republicans said would keep alive their hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act failed early Friday morning — delivering a devastating blow to both President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress’ agenda.
  • The bill failed by a margin of 49 to 51, after Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine voted against the plan.
  • This is now the third health care plan Senate Republicans have exhausted — and it’s unclear if they have anything else up their sleeves to revive the repeal effort.
  • “It’s time to move on,” a dejected Mitch McConnell said, wrapping up a speech after the vote failed. Read more (7/28/17 2 AM)