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Trump’s ACA Sabotage May Actually Make Your Health Care Cheaper – 3 Weeks Left to Enroll!

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Carolanne Sanders | November 22, 2017

We’re officially halfway through the Affordable Care Act’s 2017 open enrollment period. If this news comes as a surprise to you, you should know—that was the point. In August, the Trump administration announced plans to shorten this year’s enrollment period from 3 months to 6 weeks and slash its outreach and

ACA Repeal Efforts Are the Wake-Up Call We Need

Members of the 113th Congress bow their heads in prayer as they convene in the Capitol in Washington January 3, 2013. In the wake of bruising fights in their own ranks over the "fiscal cliff" and aid for victims of superstorm Sandy - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives open a new Congress on Thursday more divided than ever.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Carolanne Sanders | September 25, 2017

Who would have thought that in 2017, we’d still be debating whether access to timely, quality, and affordable health care is a right and its provision a responsibility of the U.S. government? Yet, here we are – the richest nation in the world, where over 28 million people, excluding the elderly, have no healt

No one is profiting from the high cost of child care

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Carolanne Sanders | June 14, 2017

Affordable child care is becoming increasingly unobtainable for Washington families. As the need for child care continues to grow, investment in public programs is dropping and providers are leaving the workforce. A study from New America shows that it costs more to send a child to preschool than a public col

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