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Collins: I Can’t Vote for GOP Health Bill in Current Form

Politico: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on Thursday said she couldn’t back the House GOP’s Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, an expected — if crucial — defection for Republicans trying to corral enough votes to enact a repeal bill.

Letter to NY Times Magazine on New Working Class

Your definition of the New Working Class (Magazine, February 26, 2017), while correct in the sense that service employees can be considered today’s “blue collar” workers, is overly narrow. We believe that anyone who earns a wage should be considered part of the new working class, whether they sit at a computer, teach schoolchildren, serve lattes or lay pipe.

Yes, Trump Scammed Many of His Working-Class Supporters

The GOP plan, which replaces Obamacare’s subsidies with a tax credit scheme, ends up offering less financial assistance to older, lower-income Americans, particularly in rural areas where premiums are higher — groups that tended to support Trump. On top of that, the plan would permit for higher premiums on older Americans.

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A Message From Our President

The Fight to Save Retirement Security for the Working Class

The movement in Washington to gut our most crucial social insurance programs - not only Social Security and Medicare, but Medicaid, too - amounts to nothing less than a war on the working class: people at all levels of income and employment who are counting on retirement income and health security. We in the advocacy community, empowered by workers and beneficiaries across the country, are geared up for battle.





 

          

   

    

   

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Ryan's Revised Healthcare Bill Even Worse Than the Original

Let us not speak of pigs and lipstick, but simply say that the freshly tweaked GOP health care bill introduced last night still socks it to older Americans. In an attempt to throw bones to both moderate Republicans and Tea Partiers, Speaker Paul Ryan has come up with a revised bill that’s even worse than the original for seniors and “near seniors” (under 64 years of age).

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