Obamacare

Obamacare Open Enrollment

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Your DGB for this weekend is to get the word out about ACA Open Enrollment.

Petty McTrump has again tried to undermine statistical interest in the Affordable Care Act by refusing to advertise open enrollment periods on the healthcare marketplace. It’s up to us to spread the word. People have until December 15th to purchase a plan or qualify for a subsidized plan.

https://www.healthcare.gov/

Open Enrollment Period

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Your DGB for today is to spread the word about the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act because we know the Trump administration isn’t going to do it, like we told you back in August. https://www.dailygrabback.com/todays-grab-1/2017/8/2/give-the-aca-some-preventative-care?rq=open%20enrollment

Trump has done absolutely everything he can to undermine Obamacare, including cutting funding in advertising for the program and funds that help assist people in registration. And he didn’t cut it just a little bit, he cut it a lot; 89% a lot. Last year they received 1.2 million dollars to help sign people up for insurance under the ACA, and this year they are getting an abysmal $129,000. 

Today we want you to sign up for insurance on the marketplace if you need it, share this Grab so others can sign up, or even offer to drive a friend or neighbor to get assistance. You can learn more about the Open Enrollment period here: https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/open-enrollment-period/. You can also find someone local to help you with all the paperwork and questions here: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/.

Get your Obamacare while you still can!

 

Graham-Cassidy: “Repeal & Replace” Is Still on the Table

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Your DGB for today is to (once again) call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on the GOP’s latest version of a health care bill.

Republicans, those wascally wabbits, are still trying to make repeal and replace a “thing.”  Like the other bills the GOP has tried to pass this year, Graham-Cassidy would gut medicare, defund Planned Parenthood, spike premiums, and cause millions of people to lose insurance over the next ten years. This bill may be the most draconian of all the Trumpcare versions we’ve seen so far. It seems incredible, since the others were so bad, but this is far worse.

So, kids, you know what to do: Fire up Resistbot, your phone, or heck, even a raven, and tell your Senators to take a hard pass on Graham-Cassidy. Get your mom and your neighbors to do it too.  And please hurry - Congress wants to pass this by the end of September.

 

Give the ACA Some Preventative Care

Your DGB for today is to start promoting the next ACA open enrollment period.

In lieu of being able to pass any Obamacare repeal through his Republican-controlled Congress, Trump will now rely on his ongoing fallback strategy: sabotaging it in every possible way to further the propaganda that it’s failing. This New York Times article explains his plan well.

One of the things he did back in January was pull advertising and outreach for the remainder of that open enrollment period (It ended January 31, 2017). The ACA needs more participation to work better, especially from the young and healthy, so promotion is key. The next open enrollment period begins November 1, 2017, and we need to let absolutely everyone know. If the government isn’t going to advertise, we the people will spread the word. Share this grab, share the ACA website- just get it out there.

Healthcare.gov has important dates and information here: https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/, where you can also see if you qualify for 2017 coverage on the basis of finances or life events, like getting married or having a baby.

 

Ding Dong, the Bill is Dead

Your DGB for today is to send good ol’ Turtle McConnell your deepest condolences on the failure of his precious health care bill.

The roller coaster is currently over and Mitch McConnell’s horrific health care bill has finally failed. Don’t let this rapture fool you into thinking we don’t have to keep fighting, but, for August recess, we can breathe a sigh of relief and participate in some schadenfreude.

All we are asking you to do today is to participate in some humble bragging that the bill died. We have created a handy-dandy postcard for you to print and send to Mean Girl Mitch. Why not send one to each and every one of his offices? If you really feel like gloating, you can also give him a call, e-mail, or engage in some good old-fashioned twitter trolling @SenateMajLdr.

No matter what you choose to do, please make sure your condolences are dripping with sarcasm.