Tag Archives: health care reform

We keep hearing that COVID doesn’t discriminate, but the data shows that, here in Washtenaw County, it’s disproportionately the black residents of Ypsilanti who are suffering

As of yesterday at 3:00 PM, 14,225 residents of Michigan were known to have contracted COVID-19, with 540 of those cases being in Washtenaw County. [At the same time, there had been 540 deaths in Michigan from COVID-19, with 8 of those having been in Wasthenaw County.] Of those currently hospitalized in Washtenaw County, the […]

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William Barr on the DOJ’s attempt to destroy the ACA and leave 20 million Americans without health care

[William Barr, looking like an actor auditioning for an Alka-Seltzer ad spot, testifies before the House Appropriations Committee.] Generally speaking, it is the job of the U.S. Department of Justice to defend the laws of the United States. This, however, is not the case with Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, which is actively engaged in […]

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Health Care, Caravans, and the Fight for Truth and the Future of America

I know a lot has happened over the past two years, since Donald Trump took office. The sheer amount of what we’ve been forced to process as informed citizens has been absolutely overwhelming. There have been multiple shootings by white supremacists, assassination attempts against our most effective opposition leaders, and false accusations intended to kill […]

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Gary Peters on health care: “I put it all an the line to make (the ACA) happen, so don’t question my motivations here.”

Michigan Senator Gary Peters held a town hall meeting today at Eastern Michigan University. As it was just announced yesterday evening, attendance was relatively sparse. I’d say there were maybe about 125 people in the audience, most of whom, judging by how people introduced themselves when posing questions to the Senator, were from Ann Arbor. […]

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Michigan bill unfairly exempts voters in predominantly white, rural areas from “Work for Medicaid” program

Last week, the Michigan Senate passed SB 897, a piece of legislation that, assuming it goes on to pass the House, and then gets signed into law, will require a good number of Michigan’s 2.5 million adult Medicaid recipients to prove that they work at least 30 hours per week in order to retain their […]

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