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Trump Healthcare Executive Order A Slap in the Face of Rural Americans


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Remember when candidate Trump ridiculed President Obama for his use of executive orders to set policy rather than laws? How about all that Trump talk of providing lower cost healthcare for every American and leaving Medicare alone? Look, we all know politicians go back on the word, but Trump is turning out to be the […]

Time to Stabilize Insurance Markets and Give Rural States Their Fair Share


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Americans have been hurt from every direction by the Republican’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but now that the skunk has been shooed from the garden, maybe for good, it’s time to get serious about a plan to shore up health insurance markets nationwide, and give Rural States that missed out on federal […]

Cassidy-Graham is Hazardous to America’s Health and Bank Account


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The Senate Republican leadership is at it again, filling a sewer pipe with perfume to convince us it’s pretty, and doesn’t stink. Rural Americans are too smart to be fooled by the latest attempt to repeal, but not replace, the Affordable Care Act. The question is will a few Republicans be smart enough to see […]

A Better Deal to Protect U.S. Jobs and Ensure Free Trade is Fair Trade


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Donald Trump made a lot of promises about killing lousy free trade agreements, promoting American made products and keeping U.S. jobs from moving overseas, but so far his idea of fair trade is more like his Yankees getting an all-star pitcher without having to give up a blue chip player in return. That would be […]

Rural America Deserves A Better Deal Than The One We Have Now


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Refilling the Swamp wasn’t the deal many of us in Rural America signed up for last November.  The shady back room deals, the fat-cat financial people lining their pockets with taxpayer treasure, the government cuddling up with leaders of countries that suck up American jobs, and running the family business out of the White House […]

If You Think Wealthcare Bills in Congress are Bad for Rural Americans, Wait Until You See the Kind of Devastation Repeal Alone Would Cause


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Remember when President Trump promised he wouldn’t repeal Obamacare without replacing it with something immediately? Well, we can add that whopper to his growing list of broken promises made to Americans. Yep, he apparently bamboozled us again. Now make no mistake about it, the House and Senate bills that would replace Obamacare would cripple Rural […]

CBO: Secretive Senate McConnellcare Health Insurance Bill Whacks Rural and Small Town Americans Among the Hardest of All — Sad


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The Senate Trumpcare/McConnellcare bill doesn’t do anything to reassure Americans they will have access to affordable comprehensive healthcare coverage, coming close to mirroring the hazardous-to-your-health House-passed rewrite of the Trumpcare/Ryancare bill that we’ve already told you about here.  Once again, rural and small town Americans can expect sticker shock and less coverage when they get […]

Rural Americans, Older Americans and Women Fear Secret Senate Health Insurance Bill is a Replay of House Bill and Hit Them the Hardest


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Rural America took a real hard kick in the seat of the pants when the GOP House leadership went behind closed doors a couple of months ago to concoct a tax cut plan for the wealthiest Americans disguised as “health insurance reform.” Under that scheme millions of Americans would lose coverage altogether, most of us […]

The Broken Promises of Trumpenomics and Ryanomics


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From manufacturing jobs to agribusiness to affordable health care made available to more Americans, the GOP leadership is in the midst of pulling off one of the biggest bait and switch schemes in the history of campaign trail whoppers. Fortunately, the reality of market forces and economic fundamentals has a choke hold on some of […]

CBO: Lower Premiums Would be a Result of Providing Less Coverage; Latest GOP Bill Would Raise Cost of Health Care for Many Americans


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The rewrite of Trumpcare/Ryancare did very little at all to cure the earlier version of GOP health care reform, killing coverage for 23 million Americans, according to the Congressional Budget Office analysis released today. Here are the most significant points from the CBO scorecard: Lower premiums would be a result of offering Americans less coverage […]


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