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August 23, 2017

PROPOSED GOP CUTS TO MEDICAID WOULD DEVASTATE VETERANS’ HEALTHCARE

71,000 Ohio Veterans Rely on Medicaid For Care  A new analysis from Families USA and VoteVets details just how devastating Republican plans to slash Medicaid would be for veterans and their families. According to Families USA and VoteVets, 1.75 million veterans are covered by Medicaid, including 71,000 in Ohio. For some, Medicaid supplements VA or […]

August 17, 2017

GOP AGENDA: Sabotage, Uncertainty, and Repeal Cause Premiums to Rise

President Trump and Republicans in Congress ran their campaigns promising  to lower health care premiums and reduce costs. But it’s now clear that every part of their health care agenda will actually raise them significantly. At the same time Republicans in Congress kept looking for legislative ways to repeal health care, the Trump administration injected […]

August 16, 2017

President Trump’s Sabotage Will Increase Premiums for Ohioans

Will Senator Portman Stand Up and Protect His Constituents’ Health Care? The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has confirmed that President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel critical health care payments, known as cost-sharing reduction payments, would create substantial uncertainty in the insurance markets, force premiums to go up by 20 percent next year and 25 percent by 2020, […]

August 15, 2017

CBO Analysis: Trump’s Sabotage Will Force Even Higher Premium Hikes Than Previously Predicted, Inject Uncertainty in the Health Care Market

Protect Our Care Campaign Director Leslie Dach released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed that a decision by President Donald Trump to cancel critical health care payments, known as Cost-Sharing-Reductions, would inject substantial uncertainty in the insurance markets, force premiums to increase by 20% next year and 25% by 2020 and […]

August 11, 2017

New Study: Trump’s Sabotage Raising Health Care Premiums, Bigly

Columbus, OH — A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows the latest victims of the Trump administration’s efforts to sabotage of our health care: middle-class Americans whose premiums would skyrocket. As the Associated Press reports, “Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many […]

August 8, 2017

Trump and Price Hold Sham Meeting On Opioid Addiction Today

Trump, Price Ignore Fact That Health Care Repeal Will Cripple Fight Against Epidemic Columbus, OH— President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are holding a sham meeting today on the opioid epidemic, which is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. This year, the epidemic […]

August 7, 2017

WATCH: Ohioans fight back against Republican plans to repeal health care.

WATCH Ohioans across the state standing together to stop the Republican plans to repeal health care. What happens when Republicans in Congress threaten our health care? WE FIGHT BACK.

August 3, 2017

ICYMI: Former GOP Senator Urges Trump Not to Sabotage Health Care

Bill Frist Says CSR Payments Should Be Extended Former U.S. Senator from Tennessee Bill Frist has authored an op-ed in Forbes voicing his support for the extension of cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, which President Trump is threatening to cut off after the GOP’s failed attempts at repealing Obamacare. Urging the administration to “put out the […]

August 1, 2017

Trump Administration Would Be To Blame For Additional Double-Digit Rate Hikes

Columbus, OH – Angry at the failure of his partisan effort to repeal health care and because of his hatred for former President Obama, President Trump is threatening to cancel payments that help lower people’s deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. Who will pay the price? Everyday people trying to afford health coverage. Trump’s efforts to sabotage […]

July 31, 2017

Trump Pushes Health Care Sabotage Plan

Trump Pushes Health Care Sabotage Plan Columbus, Ohio — This past weekend, President Donald Trump doubled down on his threats to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after the Senate failed pass legislation that would have repealed the health care law. But Trump’s threats to repeal the ACA and to default on making cost-sharing reduction […]

July 28, 2017

President Trump, The American People Have Spoken

Protect Our Care Statement on Stopping Health Care Repeal Columbus, Ohio — After Senate Republicans failed to pass any version of health care repeal this week, Protect Our Care Campaign Director Leslie Dach today called on Republicans and the Trump Administration to formally abandon the repeal agenda and work together with Democrats to fix and […]

July 27, 2017

NEW POLL: Ohio Voters Reject Portman’s First Repeal Vote

Public Policy Polling conducted a poll to gauge Ohio voters’ opinion of the Republican health care repeal efforts and of Senator Rob Portman, who earlier this week supported the Senate’s first health care repeal vote — the motion to proceed. The poll shows voters in Ohio overwhelmingly reject Senator Portman’s decision to take a “first […]

July 27, 2017

Senate GOP’s ‘Skinny’ Repeal Plan Would Raise Ohioans’ Premiums, Cause Massive Coverage Losses

Columbus, Ohio — Amid predictions that Senate leadership will introduce a “skinny” health care repeal bill as a last-ditch effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, new reports show how devastating the Senate Republicans’ latest plan would be to Ohioans. A new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP) predicts that the “skinny” repeal […]

July 26, 2017

SENATE REPUBLICANS ADMIT “SKINNY” REPEAL IS A BAIT-AND-SWITCH TO THE HOUSE REPEAL BILL PORTMAN SAID HE OPPOSED

Will Senator Portman Break His Promise and Vote for House Bill? Columbus, Ohio – The latest Senate Republican health care repeal plan — the so-called “skinny” repeal plan — is nothing more than a bait-and-switch. The plan goes like this: pass a bill that can get 50 votes in the Senate, or the “lowest common […]

July 25, 2017

Protect Our Care Statement on Senate Proceeding on Health Care Repeal

Protect Our Care Campaign Director Leslie Dach made the following statement after the Senate took its first vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, despite bipartisan opposition in the Senate, opposition from most patient advocacy and health care experts and only 12% support from the American people. Dach is a former Senior Counselor at HHS. […]

July 18, 2017

HEALTH CARE REPEAL WOULD DEVASTATE OHIO

HEALTHCARE REPEAL WOULD DEVASTATE OHIO New GOP Plan Would Cause 964,000 Ohioans to Lose Coverage COLUMBUS, OH – After yet another failed attempt to pass a disastrous GOP health care bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now doubling down by introducing an even-worse plan in a last ditch effort to repeal and destroy our health […]

July 17, 2017

New Polling: Voters Reject Republican Repeal

COLUMBUS, OH — Every day that goes by, rejection of the GOP’s health care repeal gets worse. It’s already clear that experts who know health care the best — doctors, nurses, patient advocates, disease groups, seniors’ groups — all know the bill will make health care far worse with cuts to coverage, higher premiums and […]

July 14, 2017

NEW WEB AD: Senate GOP Exempts Itself from Health Care Repeal

Columbus, OH — A new web video advertisement released by Save My Care highlights the last minute attempt by Senate Republicans to add a provision to their health care repeal bill that would exempt Members of Congress from some of the most harmful provisions of the legislation. Late last night, VOX reported that: “Senate Republicans […]

July 13, 2017

Health Care Repeal Still Same Devastating Bill

Bill Puts Health Care for More Than 2.9 Million Ohioans at Risk, More Than 151,000 Ohioans Could Lose Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Columbus, OH — Senate Republicans claimed to have a new version of their devastating health care repeal bill, but it turns out the plan is essentially the same thing: a disaster that […]

July 10, 2017

NEW REPORT: GOP HEALTH CARE REPEAL BILL WOULD LEAD TO LONG-TERM JOB LOSS AND ECONOMIC DECLINE

98,800 Ohio Jobs Would Be Lost by 2026 Columbus, OH — A new report from The Commonwealth Fund estimates that the Senate health care repeal bill would drastically lower employment and economic activity in Ohio.  States that expanded Medicaid, like Ohio, would experience the most severe economic losses. The report outlines that after a brief […]

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