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Health Care | Georgia

Appointed Senator Loeffler Votes to Strip Health Care from Veterans

By Chai Karve on December 18, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, unelected Senator Kelly Loeffler has repeatedly supported policies that would disproportionately harm Georgia’s nearly 700,000 veterans. In less than one year in office, Loeffler has supported a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has opposed fully funding the United States Postal Service that veterans rely on for prescription medication through the VA.

Coronavirus | Georgia

Loeffler Skips Out On Veterans Health Care Hearings Amid Deadly Pandemic

By Chai Karve on December 18, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, appointed Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler skipped nearly 30% of her Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings during her first term in office, including hearings on measures to protect veterans’ health care amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 700,000 veterans live in the state...

Accountability | Georgia

Perdue Stands to Personally Profit From His Votes For Social Security Privatization

By Chai Karve on December 17, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Senator David Perdue repeatedly supported the privatization of Social Security, a policy change that would benefit his Wall Street campaign donors and be a boon to his personal investments.

Between 2015 and 2017, Perdue voted three times to advance...

Health Care | Florida

Jason Brodeur ‚ÄúVery Proud‚ÄĚ of Votes Against Medicaid Expansion, County Health Departments

By Chai Karve on September 18, 2020.

During a recent interview with the Orlando Sentinel‚Äôs editorial board, Florida State Senate GOP candidate Jason Brodeur said he was ‚Äúvery proud‚ÄĚ 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. 

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