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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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When We Rise…

We were excited last week to see the ABC miniseries When We Rise, which chronicles the campaign for LGBTQ equality over the decades–through the eyes of three activists, including our longtime board member and former board president Roma Guy. Beyond her significant advocacy for LGBTQ rights, Roma serves on our board for the California Women’s […]

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If Last Week Congress Faced Concerned Crowds…

  Last week, Congressional representatives across the country and California heard a loud and powerful message from their constituents angry about attempts over proposed plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Their constituents were right to be concerned—in California alone, the proposal to repeal the ACA alone would undo coverage for over five million Californians—over […]

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