The Resistance Now: health bill gains traction and handmaids protest Pence

Eighteen Senate Democrats have pledged support for ‘public’ healthcare option, while the vice-president takes heat from Margaret Atwood fans

As Trump tries to destroy the Affordable Care Act from the right of the political spectrum, those on the progressive side continue to push health reform legislation of their own - undaunted, or even in defiance, of the president.

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The Resistance Now: joy at Republican health defeat – but there’s still work to do

In this week’s resistance news: protesters jubilant as effort to repeal Obamacare officially declared dead, while activists in Flint, Michigan target Nestlé

It took thousands of phone calls, nearly 200 arrests, and a belated show of courage from a small number of Republican senators, but the GOP’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act finally failed – for the time being – on Tuesday.

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‘All hands on deck’: protesters to target healthcare bill at rallies across US

Hundreds prepare to gather in Washington and at dozens of other sites in coming days even as John McCain’s opposition threatens bill’s survival

Activist groups praised John McCain for his promise to vote no on the Lindsey Graham-Bill Cassidy healthcare bill on Friday, but they warned against complacency as they said the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act was “not over”.

McCain’s pledge, which means Republicans can only afford to lose one more Senate vote in their quest to...

The grassroots activists who paved the way for single-payer health care’s political moment

If you’re a Democratic party star who’s being talked about as a potential 2020 candidate for president, you probably recently announced your support for single-payer legislation. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders will unveil his Medicare for All bill on Wednesday afternoon, flanked by high-profile co-sponsors including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

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Activists refuse to slow resistance after stymying Republican healthcare plan

Progressive leaders and healthcare advocates organize events such as Drive for Our Lives, a weeks-long national bus tour targeting swing states for 2018 election

In the early hours of Friday morning, as Republican senators began voting on a healthcare bill that would have repealed pieces of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than 200 protesters outside the Capitol chanted “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

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Healthcare activists celebrate as Republican repeal bill collapses

After John McCain’s dramatic intervention in the early hours of Friday, protesters outside the Capitol hugged, cheered and shouted: ‘Yes we did!’

Protesters hugged and clapped outside the US Capitol in the first hours of Friday as the latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed.

Related: Donald Trump says Obamacare will now implode. Is he right?

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‘Kill the bill’: activists use latest GOP healthcare delay to amp up pressure

Moderate holdouts remain amid lingering concerns over impact on Medicaid as insurance providers call amendment crafted by Ted Cruz ‘simply unworkable’

Activists opposed to the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan to make the most of a delay caused by the absence of John McCain as he recovers from surgery.

Related: ‘They’re sentencing me to death’: Medicaid recipients on the Republican healthcare plan

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The Resistance Now: big, angry crowds to fight back against Trumpcare

Activists opposing Trump’s healthcare bill take the fight to town halls; liberals raise $1m for Democratic challengers in 2018; and the GOP loves Bud Light

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After working hard to pass a bill that would strip millions of Americans of their health insurance, Congress is taking a well-earned recess for the next week. The idea is that politicians return to th...