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Clean Repeal, Skinny Repeal: It All Came to Nothing

How often do we get to see elected officials voting on Nothing? That’s what it came to in Congress the other day. The U.S. Senate could not muster the votes to even discuss “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act.

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Senate Health Care Bill Unfair And Unaffordable For Mainers

After working behind closed doors, Senate leadership finally released their health care bill — The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) — on June 22. It is now clear why the Senate bill was crafted in secret. This legislation could make adequate health insurance coverage unaffordable for millions of older Americans and would be a travesty for Maine.  Mainers have […]

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AHCA: War on Poverty Now a War on The Poor

I was about to turn 17 when President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a War On Poverty in his State of the Union speech in 1964. Johnson was responding to a national poverty rate at the time of around 19 percent

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Trump Budget: A “Great” Hole In Economic Security

Rich people don’t need much financially from the federal government. But at the other end of the economic ladder, government can often play a critical role in protecting the well being of citizens.

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AHCA Is Unfair And Unaffordable For Mainers

You may have been watching current debates about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) recently passed by the House of Representatives and what it will mean for Americans of all ages.

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Impact Of The Fy 18 Trump Budget On Massachusetts Aging

Mass Home Care said this morning that the FY 18 budget by President Trump is “no path for Congress to follow,” and said it will oppose the elimination of several key programs that are key to the economic security of seniors.

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