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Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s ACA as Unconstitutional

Abby Goodnough and Robert Pear New York Times
At issue was whether the health law’s insurance mandate still compelled people to buy coverage after Congress reduced the penalty to zero dollars as part of the tax overhaul that President Trump signed last December.

G.O.P. Senators Might Not Realize It, but Not One State Supports the A.H.C.A.

Christopher Warshaw and David Broockman New York Times
It’s no secret that the American Health Care Act is unpopular. In recent national polls, only about 29 percent of Americans support the bill. It is the most unpopular piece of major legislation Congress has considered in decades — even more unloved than TARP (“the bailout”), and much more unpopular than the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

'God Have Mercy on Your Souls': GOP Passes Cruel, Destructive Trumpcare Bill

Lauren McCauley Common Dreams
By rushing this bill through Congress, Republicans are creating a manufactured crisis that will devastate millions of families. GOP Trumpcare plan is a disaster. It would take away health care from millions of people, cost thousands more for middle-class and low-income Americans, and strip protections from people with pre-existing conditions, all to give a massive tax break to insurance company CEOs and the wealthiest Americans.

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Americans Must Liberate Themselves From the Oppression of Health Coverage, Say Republicans

Paul Waldman American Prospect
Is Paul Ryan's desire to snatch coverage from millions so he can give an enormous tax break to wealthy people utterly monstrous? Absolutely. But if nothing else, Ryan isn't trying to convince us he believes something he doesn't. Strip away the complex politics involved and it becomes evident that Republican proposals are based upon the belief that, as Ayn Rand preached, the government has no obligation to help anyone.

It’s Only My Health

Olivia Alperstein OtherWords.org
I'm one of the millions who could lose access to health care if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Inside the Mysterious GOP Crusade to Defund Planned Parenthood—For One Year

Christine Grimaldi Rewire
Cutting off Planned Parenthood from Medicaid reimbursements really means cutting off Medicaid recipients from Planned Parenthood. Women should have the same rights as members of Congress, the right to choose the health-care provider that provides them high-quality, affordable care in their community.
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