The Congressman from Flint, Mich., urges citizens to be heard; warns of “human consequences” if Congress doesn’t stop Trump’s sabotage. It’s not just speculation: Donald Trump has bragged that he’s trying to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And it’s death by a million cuts. He’s slashed funding to educate consumers about the open enrollment period for 2018 — which he cut to half the number of days of any other enrollment period — leaving Americans confused about how and when to sign up for coverage. Last week, he issued two executive orders, one that would allow insurers to sell policies that don’t offer the same consumer protections and benefits as ACA-compliant policies, so they can cover next to nothing, especially if the policyholder gets sick or injured. The second E.O. immediately stopped payments due to insurers to help them make out-of-pocket costs more affordable for lower-income Americans, which experts predict will raise costs for consumers along with the country’s
Source: Rep. Dan Kildee calls ACA sabotage “the most cynical use of public authority I’ve seen” | Eclectablog
Bannon wants to shatter the country.
Source: Steve Bannon’s Armageddon
As an organization that seeks to hold elected officials accountable, our blog tends to sound negative. It’s not by design, we’d love to blog about all of t
Source: Michigan’s People Are Exceptional; We Deserve a Better Government – Progress Michigan
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) leads a field of potential Democratic presidential contenders for the 2020 New Hampshire primary, according to a new poll of likely Democratic voters.
Source: Sanders leads potential 2020 Dem candidates in NH poll | TheHill
The House Oversight Committee is threatening to issue a subpoena if Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not provide information about Trump administration officials’ use of private aircraft.
Source: House Oversight threatens to subpoena Sessions over officials’ travel | TheHill
The Colorado Republican Party lowered ticket sales for a fundraiser with Vice President Pence after it struggled to “fill the large room” where the event was being held.
Source: Colorado GOP reduces Pence event tickets after struggle to ‘fill the large room’ | TheHill
The NAFTA trade agenda of the Trump administration undermines the foundations of that powerhouse.
Source: US’ NAFTA demands: the moronic and the simply misguided | TheHill