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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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Obamacare is Dead. Long Live Obamacare!

Obamacare has had more near-death experiences than any public policy proposal in memory. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s passage resembled the “Perils of Pauline” more than “How a Bill Becomes a Law,” with at least three times that nearly every one of President Barack Obama’s advisers suggested abandoning the effort–and him deciding instead […]

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