“GOP’s new scheme to destroy welfare: Spend the money on other stuff”


SALON

“Maine’s Trumpian governor, Paul LePage, has redirected $1.7 million of funds meant to ease the burdens of families living in poverty to after-school programs, the Bangor Daily News reported last week. The money is coming from a program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), established in 1996 for the purpose of alleviating poverty and helping low-income people find employment. It seems like an odd choice to use that money instead on programs like My Place Teen Center, which has lots of fun movie nights and vaguely defined team-building exercises, but is not in the business of making sure families living in poverty can pay rent or get enough clothes to hold down a job.” MORE

“When nursing homes push out poor and disabled patients”


SALON

“She had until midnight to decide.

Willis’ Medicaid managed-care plan had told the home that it was cutting off payment because she no longer qualified for such a high level of care. If Willis, 58, stayed and paid the daily rate, her Social Security disability money would run out in three days. But if she left, she had nowhere to go. She’d recently become homeless after a breakup and said she couldn’t even afford a room-and-board setting.” MORE

[SATAN HAS U.S. CONGRESS BY THE THROAT . . .]


CARTOON


“In A Stunning Moment, Republican Senator Basically Tells Sick Americans To Go Die”


POLITICUS USA

“Sen. Barrasso got testy with Katy Tur when she asked him to assure his Wyoming constituents that they wouldn’t lose their health insurance under Graham-Cassidy.

Essential health benefits are important because they cover things like emergency services, prescription drugs, rehabilitation, mental health care, lab tests, maternity care, and preventive medicine. If you are a person with diabetes, or someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, or maybe you or your child have a heart problem, Sen. Barrasso is saying that you should not have a health insurance plan that will provide the essential benefits that would keep you or your loved ones alive.”  MORE

“Bipartisan Group Of Governors Speaks Out Against Latest Obamacare Repeal Attempt”


HUFFINGTON POST

“A bipartisan group of governors urged Senate leaders Tuesday against considering the latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling instead for a bipartisan effort to improve the existing law. ” MORE

CARTOON


“How Mitch McConnell could stabilize Obamacare in 2018”


CNN

SPEAKER, PAUL RYAN AND MAJORITY LEADER, MITCH McCONNELL

“Rachel Maddow Shows How The New GOP Health Plan Will Devastate 75 Million Americans”


POLITICUS USA

“Seventy-five million Americans all have the same health insurance, and the big health bill that the Republicans unveiled in the Senate today takes a meat ax to that health insurer.”

“Donald Trump: “I just don’t want a poor person” in leadership positions”


SALON

Talking to working-class voters in Iowa, he says he doesn’t want any of them in his government