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The Pandemic case for the Affordable Care Act

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   There’s no rhyme or reason to it, but bizarrely the Trump administration recently marched into court to once again challenge the legal standing of the Affordable Care Act. Perhaps someone…

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Note: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. Some people who traveled overseas were taken for treatment in California, Nebraska and Texas. Sources: State and local health agencies, hospitals, C.D.C. Data as of 7:50 a.m. E.T., Mar. 13.
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Trump blocking states from expanding Medicaid in response to coronavirus

“Not even a global pandemic will stop dead-eyed right-wing extremists from trying to eviscerate the social safety net.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer As states across the U.S. struggle to contain the novel coronavirus and treat…

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