UPDATE – Charlotte County Democratic Party Supports Voting Rights Restoration Amendment
One of every ten Floridians over 21 are prohibited from voting because they have been convicted of a felony, even after they’ve served their sentences. That’s one-point-seven million people.
Trump Fails To Reach Beyond Base, As Independents’ Disapproval Grows
President Trump’s support has eroded with independent voters since he took office. Though he still clings to a loyal base of supporters, his overall disapproval among Americans has reached record highs, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. (Read more at NPR.ORG)
Tom Perez on GOP Health Care vote Delay
“This Republican repeal bill is unconscionably cruel and hurts women, children, older Americans and middle-class families. Our elected leaders should be doing everything possible to ensure that more people have access to affordable coverage – not less.”
Bill Nelson knocks Rick Scott over Senate health bill
“Rick Scott is supporting and urging Republican senators to vote for a bill that makes huge cuts to Medicaid, takes coverage away from 22 million people and allows insurance companies to hike rates for older Americans.”
Column: Here’s what the Senate’s terrible health-care plan looks like to an emergency doctor
Florida is 48th in spending on Medicaid recipients. The state spent $4,893 per enrollee in 2011, way below the national average of $6,502. Consequently, in a capped program, we would start way back and fall further behind year after year.
Darryl Paulson: Midterm elections boost Democratic chances
Democrats hope to pick up anywhere between one and four seats in Florida with the seat of retiring Republic Ileana Ros-Lehtinen their top priority. Other Republican targets include Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart and Brian Mast. A three-seat switch would give Democrats majority control of the Florida delegation.
AARP: Senate Unveils Health Bill — and It’s Bad
“This new Senate bill was crafted in secrecy behind closed doors without a single hearing or open debate — and it shows,” said Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president at AARP. “The Senate bill would hit millions of Americans with higher costs and result in less coverage for them.
Supreme Court Reinstates Much of Trump’s Travel Ban, Will Hear Case in Fall
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to reinstate much of President Donald Trump’s travel ban before hearing the case this fall, dealing a partial victory to the administration in one of the most divisive policy battles of his presidency. (WATCH on NBC News)
To succeed in gutting health care for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth.
“Poor people or middle-class people may get a $250.00 tax break, and feel, ‘well I got something,’ but in the meantime, they’re not going to be able to afford insurance anymore.”
Saying it will make insurance coverage costlier for low-income Americans, the elderly, children and those with disabilities, a crowd estimated at 180 on Sunday declared their rejection of the new Senate national health care bill