Month: July 2020
Neal Katyal on A.G. Barr’s testimony about Affordable Care Act: ‘It’s an absolute betrayal of his duty’
Neal Katyal tells Lawrence O’Donnell that Attorney General Barr’s testimony that he would not reverse his challenge to the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic is a “total dereliction of principle” and criticizes Barr for invoking his own
Rep. Ayanna Pressley says the pandemic illustrates the need for Medicare-For-All
New reporting shows that uninsured Americans could face massive bills with coronavirus. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley says, "It has taken a pandemic for people to realize what we already know, which is that many Americans don't have equitable access to
Trump signs executive order to exclude undocumented people from census – live
- Order could cause certain areas to lose funding and representation
- Biden says Trump has ‘quit on this country’
- McConnell outlines Republican coronavirus relief bill
- US failure to report vital coronavirus data is hobbling response
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Donald Trump “cannot imprison Michael Cohen for writing a book”, the American Civil Liberties Union said, as the organization filed suit against the federal government.
Related: ACLU says Trump sent Michael Cohen back to prison 'for writing a book'
Joe Biden promised to give a raise to childcare workers, who he said are “too often underpaid, unseen, and undervalued.”
The Democratic candidate noted 40% of childcare workers are still on SNAP or Medicaid, calling that figure “unacceptable.”Continue reading...
Watchdog Faults Medicare Agency’s Use of Communications Contractors
An inspector general’s audit said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service used communications contractors for work that should have been performed by public servants.
Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s expansion of short-term health plans
Washington state sues Trump administration to block rollback of transgender health care protections
The state of Washington is suing the Trump administration to block the rollback of an Affordable Care Act regulation that has prohibited discrimination in health care against patients who are transgender.
Nevada’s Dean Heller says he’s willing to negotiate on health care
Senate Republicans have postponed their vote to repeal and replace Obamacare after several GOP lawmakers said they couldn't say "yes" to it. Last week, Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller came out against it, but now he says he's willing to negotiate. Nevada Independent editor Jon Ralston joined "Red & Blue" to break down Heller's role in this health care fight -- and if it will affect his chances of re-election in 2018.