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Health Care | Florida

Jason Brodeur “Very Proud” of Votes Against Medicaid Expansion, County Health Departments

By Chai Karve on September 18, 2020.

During a recent interview with the Orlando Sentinel’s editorial board, Florida State Senate GOP candidate Jason Brodeur said he was “very proud” of his record in the Florida House of Representatives which included a vote against Medicaid expansion and votes that cut $174 million from the local needs budgets of county health departments, which are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Care | Missouri

Parson Ad Featured an Executive Whose Company Hawked Fake COVID-19 Cures

By Chai Karve on September 16, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Governor Mike Parson released a campaign ad featuring an executive for a multi-level marketing company that was rebuked by the Federal Trade Commission for unlawfully advertising fake products that claimed to cure COVID-19.

The ad features Christy Shawan, a Regional Vice...

Health Care | Missouri

As a State Legislator, Parson Repeatedly Attempted To Block Missourians’ Access To Affordable Health Care

By Chai Karve on September 10, 2020.

On three separate occasions during his time as a State Senator, GOP Missouri Governor Mike Parson attempted to ram through a series of health care bills specifically designed to prevent low-income Missourians from enrolling in the Affordable Care Act exchange. 

Coronavirus

Trump’s Extensive Anti-Vaxxer History

By Chai Karve on September 3, 2020.

President Donald Trump has an extensive, documented history of amplifying anti-vaxxers and making false statements about vaccines as he attempts to lead the United States through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Corruption & Secrecy | Texas

Texas GOP Lawmaker Matt Shaheen Hid Affiliation with Anti-Choice Non-Profit that Misled Women

By Chai Karve on August 24, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, GOP Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen (HD-66) serves on the board of Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, an extreme anti-choice organization that owns and operates crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) -- facilities explicitly designed to lure or confuse people who may be seeking an abortion or other critical reproductive health care. Rep. Shaheen potentially committed a misdemeanor by not disclosing his board position. 

Accountability | Michigan

Trump’s Mishandling of COVID-19 Led To Economic Collapse In Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

By Chai Karve on June 25, 2020.

As the United States enters what looks to be a prolonged recession, more and more of the small town and rural voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin who sent President Donald Trump to the White House in 2016 are turning away from the president and towards Vice President Joe Biden. These voters are likely attracted to Vice President Biden’s long record of public service, including his instrumental efforts in helping steer the U.S. out of the Great Recession in 2009. 

Accountability | Wisconsin

Trump’s Coronavirus Inaction Worsened Its Impact In Wisconsin

By Chai Karve on June 25, 2020.

As the United States enters what looks to be a prolonged financial recession, Wisconsinites are reeling from President Donald Trump’s catastrophic failure to lead the nation through the COVID-19 crisis. 

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