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Enrollment for 2018 Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) starts on November 1 and ends on December 15. The current administration has cut the funds to announce when people can enroll. Please reblog and #Resist

they have also scheduled some 12-hour “maintenance sessions” to occur on sundays during the enrollment period so be aware of those as well.

Also there’s one scheduled for the first night so be aware of that.

They’re basically doing everything in their power to make it as difficult as possible so young and healthy people don’t bother signing up in an effort to kill the program that way. Please don’t let that happen spread this around and sign up.

I’m reblogging this every single Fucking time I see it

SIGNAL BOOST

these people have had all fucking year to do maintenance and they decide to do it several times precisely during the enrollment period. un-fucking-believable. as someone who works in IT (programmer), this is the biggest load of shit in the history of ever. don’t be fooled.

https://www.healthcare.gov/apply-and-enroll/

uppityfemale: ogdeejay04: uppityfemale: “The control of women…

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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.

Also, it’s just smart to cover birth control.

Cover my $680 IUD every five years that I still have a copay on under my insurance I also pay for…

Or

I get pregnant and you cover all my prenatal care and my $23,000 c-section (I had one before do I’d have one again) and then my child’s medical coverage for 26 years. Which makes sense?

Telling me to “keep my legs shut” isn’t your right. Women have a right to a sex life.

Plus, I’m married. So, according to these religious people, aren’t I required to have sex with my husband whenever he wants?

So, it’s either I have sex on command and I’d get pregnant and that would cost money… Or, I don’t have the right to reproductive healthcare and can’t afford to have sex.

Again, this is about controlling women.

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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Call and oppose this new bill

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)

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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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)

When you need to one-up your American Hero status. McCain did…

When you need to one-up your American Hero status.

McCain did the right thing. The republicans don’t have a bill… Don’t have a plan. They wanted to vote yes on something that they KNEW wouldn’t work…that they KNEW would be a disaster.. With a promise to fix it “later”.

If this whole thing has been a football game the start of the session is the kickoff. The GOP has been limping this thing down the field by chance with no plan… No idea what will happen next.

They’re at the two yard line and they’re saying, “we have no plan, but if you vote yes to get it in the end zone THEN we’ll figure it out. We haven’t been able to come up with anything that will help people but NOW we’ll solve the problem… Just vote yes on a bad bill and we’ll make a good one. Pinky swear.”

It’s a bad idea. It’s not realistic. And it’s not how the United States Senate should be conducting business.

McCain stood up to his party today in favor of Americans and in favor of working in a fair, bipartisan way.

I am relieved and thankful for him.