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Health Care Under Biden-Harris Administration – January 2021

The Biden-Harris Administration has been making it easier for people to receive the health care they need. This is a huge change from the Trump-Pence Administration, that greatly restricted access to health care.

This blog post is a timeline that covers health care starting on Inauguration Day. It includes federal and state regulations and decisions about health care, and calls from health-related organizations for more to be done. It also includes some of the harmful decisions made by Republicans.

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A Timeline of the GOP’s Attempts to Destroy Obamacare – Part 4: December and January

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This blog post covers the damage that the Trump Administration – and the GOP – have done in an effort to restrict and remove access to health care from the American people. The series could be described as “receipts”.

The good news is that the Trump Administration ends on January 20, 2021. The Biden-Harris Administration will replace them.

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A Timeline of the GOP’s Attempts to Destroy Obamacare – Part Four: October and November

This blog post covers that damage that the Trump Administration – and the GOP – have done in an effort to restrict and remove access to health care from the American people. The series could be described as “receipts”.

This blog post has the “reciepts” about the ways that the Trump Administration and the GOP tried to destroy not only the Affordable Care Act, but also Medicaid, Medicare, and other health programs that Americans rely on.

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A Timeline of the GOP’s Attempts to Destroy Obamacare – Part Four: July, August, September

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This blog post is part of a series provides information about what President Trump – and the GOP – have done in an effort to restrict and remove access to health care from the American people. The series could be described as “reciepts”.

The series also highlights everything that the Democrats have done in an effort to protect American’s access to health care – of all types. This includes protections for DACA recipients and people who are LGBTQ+

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A Timeline of the GOP’s Attempts to Destroy Obamacare – Part Four: April, May, June

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This blog post, like the ones that preceded it, has the “receipts” about every bad thing the GOP and Trump tried to do to American’s health care. (It also includes the good things that Democrats – and occasionally some Republicans – did to protect our healthcare.)

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A Timeline of the GOP’s Attempts to Destroy Obamacare – Part Four

2020 marks the fourth year of the Donald Trump Presidency. His administration, and the Republicans in Congress, are still trying to destroy Obamacare. They are also going after reproductive health care, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Disability, the ability for LGBTQ people to receive health care, and the ability for undocumented children to be covered by Medicaid.

The Guardian reported that President Trump was impeached on December 19, 2019, when the House of Representatives voted 230-197 to approve a first article of impeachment.

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Three Month Wait

My health insurance premium unexpectedly increased – without warning – at the start of 2019. This means I’ll be paying more out of pocket than expected. I’ve not yet figured out how to pay for the dental work that I need done, and that my dental health insurance won’t cover.

I am writing this blog post while sick, and knowing that I will not have access to a primary care doctor for three months.

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Comment I Wrote Opposing Religious Exemptions for Contraceptive Coverage

The federal government is trying, once again, to allow religious employers to refuse to cover contraception in their employee’s health insurance plans. The time limit for voicing opinion on this proposed change closes on December 5, 2017.  This proposed rule change might also take away contraceptive coverage in Medicaid, Medicare, and plans obtained via the Affordable Care Act.

Here is the comment I wrote to make it clear that I oppose allowing religious employers/organizations to refuse to cover contraceptives.

Information on the rule change can be found here.  Please add your comment to oppose this change before December 5, 2017.  Feel free to use some of what I wrote in my comment in the comment you write.

This blog will be updated as this goes through the courts.

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On Hold

Today was Day 34 of the 2017 Fall pollen season.  I am no longer certain if the severe sinus pain I am feeling is a sinus infection or simply the result of 34 days in a row with pollen counts that are higher than my body can tolerate.

I spent some time on the phone today, on hold, in an attempt to get the vision insurance company to send me a vision insurance card.  The photo above, of a hand that is holding an iPhone, felt like a good visual metaphor for being on hold.  “Hold the phone.”

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