Sunday, July 23, 2017

Visit Us at the Fair

If you're coming to the Tippecanoe County Fair this week, stop by our booth! We'll be there through Saturday, July 29.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Under Trumpcare 37,900 Will Lose Healthcare in District 4

The Center for American Progress used CBO projections to calculate the number of individuals in every congressional district who will lose health insurance by 2026 under the devastating healthcare bill passed by the House. In our Indiana 4th District it is projected that a total of 37,900 nonelderly people will lose insurance coverage they have today. Medicaid losses including 6,200 children; 1,100 disabled; 1,300 elderly, and 8,000 covered in the ACA Medicaid expansion. 18,800 are expected lose their employer provided insurance, and 1,800 will lose coverage in the ACA exchanges and other coverage. You can read more about the losses by congressional district here.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

207,400 Hoosiers Will Lose Insurance Under Trumpcare

The Center for American Progress used CBO projections to calculate how many people in every state would lose their healthcare under the Wealthcare bill Senate Republicans are trying to pass. Their analysis suggests that 207,400 Hoosiers will lose coverage by 2026. That's a lot of votes being cast by people Republicans have chosen to put in extreme peril to provide large tax cuts for the very rich. You can read more about states' losses under Trump's Wealthcare here.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Indiana Secretary of State Won't Comply with Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Request for Voter Data

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson (a Republican, needless to say) says that Indiana will not be able to comply with the request for data on voters that President Trump's Commission on voter fraud has requested from all states. Lawson says that state law allows her only to release the names, addresses, and congressional district of Hoosier voters. Kris Koback, the Kansas Secretary of State and vice chair of the commission, is requesting much more than that: birth dates, and social security numbers, voting history, law enforcement record, and political party of each voter.

About half the states have refused to cooperate with the request. The commission chair is Vice President Mike Pence. Ironically, Lawson is a member of the 16-person commission. The commission originates from President Trump's unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud in 2016, a claim that secretaries of state (who are responsible for elections in their states) vehemently deny.

You can read more about Indiana's non-participation from NPR here and the Indianapolis Star here.

Buttigieg on Seth Meyers Show

Here is South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg looking good on Late Night with Seth Meyers.