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Recess of Rage

McCarthy, Denham, Valadao, Nunes, in the Central Valley. LaMalfa, McClintock, in California’s rural north. Knight, Cook, Calvert, in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Royce. Rohrabacher. Walters, in Orange County. Issa, Hunter, in San Diego. All 14 Republican Congressmembers from California voted for the American Health Care Act, a bill that: would leave 4-5 million […]

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Next Steps After a Bewildering and Betraying Vote…

It’s obviously a very disappointing day, with the American Health Care Act passing, and with all 14 California Republican Representatives voting for the bill. We always said that the California delegation would make the difference, and they certainly did: It was Reps. Denham, Valadao, and Knight—all in swing districts and all who expressed opposition or […]

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Under AHCA, Health Costs Will Spike On Average by $2800 in Covered California

Today, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a new California-specific study, showing the significant cost increases of thousands of dollars that those in Covered California would see if the pending House Republican health rollback bill, the “American Health Care Act” (#AHCA), were to be enacted. According to the study, the average increase in […]

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Despite Trump’s Threat to Democrats, Budget Fight on ACA Subsidies Holds Hostages in GOP Districts, Too

Over the weekend, President Trump again threatened in a tweet to defund regularly scheduled cost-sharing subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, worth $7 billion dollars nationally, and $700 million in California. But despite his tweet stating that “the Dems need big money to keep it going,” our new analysis shows that about 200,000 Californians who benefit from […]

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Reps. Denham and Knight, in their own words…

A California Congressmember’s position on the American Health Care Act should be a no-brainer, once it is clear that millions more people would lose health coverage as a result. Unfortunately, some Congressmembers voted for the bill in various committee, including from California: Rep. Mimi Walters, Rep. Devon Nunes, Rep. Duncan Hunter, and Rep. Tom McClintock. […]

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