Medicaid

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

One of the reasons (and there are several) Donald Trump won the White House was his promise not to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This made him very popular among his base, many of whom are beneficiaries of the social welfare programs Republicans always vow to eliminate. In fact, Trump proudly spent his entire presidential […]

WATCH: Blackburn Says GOP Will Only Take Social Security Away From Those Who Don’t ‘Deserve’ It

WATCH: Blackburn Says GOP Will Only Take Social Security Away From Those Who Don’t ‘Deserve’ It

If perhaps you were worried that Republicans, having blown a $1.5 trillion hole in the national debt, would now be looking to cut social safety net programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps — GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) has some good news for you worry warts: She and her colleagues only plan to cut […]

Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Front And Center In The GOP Budget (Video)

Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Front And Center In The GOP Budget (Video)

Well, they did it. Thursday, congressional Republicans passed a non-binding budget resolution that threatens to cut $473 billion from Medicare and $1 trillion from Medicaid so the top one percent of the population can enjoy a $1.5 trillion in tax cut. What this means is the 99 percent of us may expect to see $1.5 trillion added to […]

BREAKING: Susan Collins Leaves Trumpcare Dead In The Water (VIDEO/TWEET)

BREAKING: Susan Collins Leaves Trumpcare Dead In The Water (VIDEO/TWEET)

Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump’s attempt to bully the NFL into submission failed spectacularly, he suffered an even more crushing defeat. The Republican attempt to ram a repeal of the Affordable Care Act through the Senate went down in flames on Monday night when Susan Collins of Maine announced her opposition. Maine’s senior […]

Chuck Grassley Says He Has ‘Responsibility’ To Vote For Cruel Trumpcare Bill (TWEETS)

Chuck Grassley Says He Has ‘Responsibility’ To Vote For Cruel Trumpcare Bill (TWEETS)

In recent years, those of us who cut our political teeth during the Clinton years have come to believe that there is a certain element in the Republican base who will not accept a Democratic president as legitimate–whether he or she is white, black, or polka-dotted. The Obama years served as confirmation of this several […]

The Verdict Is In: US Healthcare System Is Basically Garbage (IMAGES)

The Verdict Is In: US Healthcare System Is Basically Garbage (IMAGES)

The American healthcare system was ranked last in a recent survey of 11 developed countries. A U.S. think tank, the Commonwealth Fund, conducted the survey using data from the World Health Organization, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and the OECD, among other sources. US Healthcare Is Lowest Ranking Overall The U.K. ranked […]

The AHCA Funding For Substance Abuse Treatment Is ‘A Joke’ (VIDEO)

The AHCA Funding For Substance Abuse Treatment Is ‘A Joke’ (VIDEO)

One of the most significant impacts of the The American Health Care Act – the GOP’s long-promised effort to do away with Obamacare – would be its effect on drug treatment centers and drug addicts. If the Senate passes the AHCA, drug treatment centers and substance abuse programs across the country would see widespread budget […]

Trump Sours On AHCA, Calling It ‘Mean’ (VIDEO)

Trump Sours On AHCA, Calling It ‘Mean’ (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump reversed himself on his party’s healthcare bill this week, calling it “mean” and emphasizing the need for something “more generous.” At a lunch meeting with Republican senators at the White House Tuesday, Trump suggested the Senate needed to “add more money” to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in order to better […]

Guess Which State Will Probably Keep #1 Spot In Uninsured Residents (VIDEO)

Guess Which State Will Probably Keep #1 Spot In Uninsured Residents (VIDEO)

Texas has both the highest percentage of people without health insurance in the country (nearly one in five) and the largest absolute number of uninsured (4.6 million). Sadly, the American Health Care Act – the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan – will probably make the situation in Texas even worse. Texas was one of the big […]

Twisted GOP Logic: HHS Secretary Says $880 Billion In Medicaid Cuts Will Benefit Patients (VIDEO)

Twisted GOP Logic: HHS Secretary Says $880 Billion In Medicaid Cuts Will Benefit Patients (VIDEO)

Apparently members of the Trump administration are unfamiliar with the basics of logic and reason. For example: If you cut a program drastically–lets’s say by nearly a trillion dollars–it’s a pretty safe bet that fewer people will be able to benefit from that program. Such was the discussion on State of the Union Sunday, when […]

State Think Tanks: Healthcare Repeal And Replace Not A Good Plan (VIDEO)

State Think Tanks: Healthcare Repeal And Replace Not A Good Plan (VIDEO)

The House is set to vote on the Obamacare replacement bill later today. But a series of sobering independent studies from think tanks across the country should give our Representatives pause before they cast their votes to make any changes to our healthcare. The Illinois Health and Hospital Association, for instance, said that the GOP healthcare plan would […]

Heartless Tom Cotton Says ‘Able-Bodied’ Poor People Don’t Deserve Medicaid ‘Welfare’ (VIDEO)

Heartless Tom Cotton Says ‘Able-Bodied’ Poor People Don’t Deserve Medicaid ‘Welfare’ (VIDEO)

No matter how hard they try to pretend they actually give a damn about average Americans, Republicans seem to have a weakness for saying what they really feel when there’s a camera around, proving their own heartless motives, which always come back to the bottom line. The latest GOP ghoul to express himself on camera […]

Idiot Kansas GOP Rep: Poor People ‘Don’t Want Healthcare’ (VIDEO)

Idiot Kansas GOP Rep: Poor People ‘Don’t Want Healthcare’ (VIDEO)

Representative Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) is obviously way out of touch with his constituents. He talked about the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and he actually said: “Just like Jesus said, ‘The poor will always be with us.’ There is a group of people that just don’t want health care and aren’t going to […]

Heartless Texas Republicans HATE Handicapped Children (VIDEO)

Heartless Texas Republicans HATE Handicapped Children (VIDEO)

As of last Thursday, Texas Republicans are making good on their promise to cut funding for services that benefit disabled children. According to NBCDFW, $350 million in cuts to a Texas Medicaid program providing therapy for disabled children have taken effect. In a piece last month, the Dallas Morning News chronicled the lengthy saga that […]

Trump Fools Supporters Again On Healthcare – Partners With Big Pharma (VIDEOS)

Trump Fools Supporters Again On Healthcare – Partners With Big Pharma (VIDEOS)

President-elect Donald Trump has said plenty about health insurance and Obamacare during his campaign this year. In July, he called Obamacare “disastrous,” measuring the demand of his supporters to repeal Obamacare by how loud they clapped during one of his conventions. Throughout the summer of 2016, he probed at the current healthcare system, calling to […]

Right Wing Blowhard: On Welfare? No Vote For You! (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Right Wing Blowhard: On Welfare? No Vote For You! (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Right wing activist Wayne Allen Root, a man who has offered to be Donald Trump’s “Karl Rove” if he is elected president, had some very interesting things to say to radio host Rob Schilling this week. He wants to take away the voting rights of the poor. Right Wing Could “Win Every Election” Root appeared […]

KY Gov. Matt Bevin’s Personal Vendetta Against Planned Parenthood 

KY Gov. Matt Bevin’s Personal Vendetta Against Planned Parenthood 

Incoming Governor Matt Bevin announced that he would file a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinic in Louisville, KY. According to Wave 3 News, Gov. Bevin claims that the clinic is performing abortions while the clinic was unlicensed to do so – and that it was operating illegally as a result. The attorneys for the Indiana and […]

New York Times Mapped The Uninsured — The Pattern Is Undeniable

New York Times Mapped The Uninsured — The Pattern Is Undeniable

A new map released in the New York Times a few days ago show us in detail what many people already knew: Red states have almost completely failed to provide health insurance for their populations. There are caveats, but there is a clear correlation between “states that consistently vote for Democratic presidential candidates” and “states that […]

Devastating: Texas Cuts Planned Parenthood Funding

Devastating: Texas Cuts Planned Parenthood Funding

    The state of Texas is cutting off Planned Parenthood funding from the state’s Medicaid program. In a letter from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of the Inspector General, the state said Texas affiliates of the non-profit were: “no longer capable of performing medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal, […]