Sad day for public education in the United States

The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced Bill 610. This bill will effectively start a school voucher system to be used by children ages 5 to 17, and starts the de-funding process of public schools. The bill will eliminate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) of 1965 which is the nation’s educational law and provides equal opportunity in education. It is a comprehensive program that covers programs for struggling…

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Trying to Revive Health Bill, G.O.P. Adds $15 Billion for Sickest Americans

WASHINGTON — Under intense pressure from President Trump, House Republicans took a small step Thursday to revive legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, adding a $15 billion fund to help insurers pay claims for their sickest customers. Speaker Paul D. Ryan orchestrated a broad show of Republican support for the proposal, conceived as an amendment to the repeal bill that collapsed on the House floor two weeks ago. But…

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Everyone should know what Community Rating is

Republicans are moving to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with something that will make insurance un-affordable for more people. Especially those with pre-existing conditions. Read this NY Times article for an excellent discussion of why the repeal of 2 critical ACA features would hurt many Americans. Mark Meadows  Credit Al Drago/The New York Times

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