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Unions Fighting Single-Payer Are Fighting Against Their Workers’ Interests

March 4, 2020 - 1:42am

In early February, as the momentum of the primaries gathered behind Bernie Sanders, the senator’s universal health care plan took center stage in Las Vegas, promising working-class Nevadans comprehensive access to health care and relief from soaring medical costs. Nonetheless, one of Medicare for All’s biggest critics in the lead-up to the Nevada caucus seemed to come from one of Sanders’s key constituent groups: organized labor.

Tennessee Wants to Use Funding Meant for Poor Families to Kick People Off Medicaid

March 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
Tennessee Wants to Use Funding Meant for Poor Families to Kick People Off Medicaid

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Nashville Public Radio reported over the weekend that the Tennessee legislature is finalizing legislation that would add work requirements to the state's Medicaid program, kicking at least 3,700 Tennessee workers off their health care.

The Obamacare Tax Penalty Is(n't) Dead

March 7, 2018 - 1:06am
The Obamacare Tax Penalty Is(n't) Dead

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Rick, Patrick and Michael recently commented on Covered California's Facebook page, urging others to ditch health insurance because:

"No more fines or penalties!!! Trump took care of that!! Saved me 700 bucks this year!!!"
"Trump removed the penalty for not having insurance."
"I'm pretty sure Trump abolished the illegal penalty."

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