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What a relief!  Overnight, the “skinny” repeal vote failed, when all Democratic Senators and Republican Senators Collins, Murkowski and McCain voted “no” on this damaging bill. 162 more words

Some good news

The week started out tough.  Lily got a ‘failure to thrive’ diagnosis on Monday from the nephrologist.  This is like getting (as one wise Rett momma so eloquently put it) a punch in the gut.   337 more words

Speranza/Hope

Watch: Senators gasp as John McCain votes against Obamacare repeal

Story at The Washington Examiner, image from chicagonow.com.

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ㅤIt’s likely to be the last time McCain lampoons Republicans with his narcissism. McCain wants the Senate to drop the health care debate and start curing his paranoia over Russia. 18 more words

Politics

What's the Skinny on Rob Portman's Healthcare Votes?

The Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something that covers fewer, is more expensive, undermines Medicaid, and gives big tax breaks to the wealthy has failed. 730 more words

Healthcare

Pirates

White men tryna kill my mother –

my mamasita.

Not with guns,

not with knives,

but with paper.

It’s like they comin’ for us. 227 more words

Poetry

Riding Out the Senate Debate With a Massachusetts Medicaid Guru

Nearly two-thirds of people in nursing homes rely on Medicaid to pay at least some of the bill. And many of them rely on specialists like Estelle Stasz for help. 76 more words

NYT

How Many People Across America Are at Risk of Losing Their Health Insurance?

Between 2010 and 2015, more than 19 million people in the United States gained health insurance, mostly through key provisions under the Affordable Care Act, according to an  199 more words