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Trump’s Sabotage of Healthcare

In spite of Trump’s SOTU lies, healthcare disinformation (with Lee Zeldin’s complicity), here is where we are on health care: A recent poll shows Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the Affordable Care Act by 56 to 35 percent … Continue reading

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Candice Hildebrant

In early March, just a few weeks before she died, Candice Hildebrant posted her story.  I will let her tell it in her own powerful words. Candice was in her thirtys, a tireless advocate for a single payer healthcare system, … Continue reading

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Our Healthcare System will Change (Like it or Not)

Submitted by John Hooker In reply to a recent laudable post “Drug Prices: How Pharma Games the System,” I have this to add. To gather momentum to change our system we should be relentless in emphasizing the cost that affects … Continue reading

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The Issues that Matter in NY CD-1

From: Steven Lupo  as posted on FaceBook: I was knocking on doors for Kate Maguire Browning today. At one of the first homes I went to, a young woman answered the door. She looked exhausted. I apologized for disturbing her … Continue reading

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US Healthcare: no Bang for the Buck

Health care in the US is more expensive, by far, than anywhere else on this planet.  It represents greater than 17.9% of the US GDP.   Health spending is projected to grow 1.0 percentage point faster than Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading

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Out-of-pocket healthcare spending could rise thanks to Lee Zeldin

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare)  was associated with reduced out-of-pocket spending for US medical care, particularly among those with lower incomes, but not with reduced premiums. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the … Continue reading

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Zeldin Must Stand Up And Protect Long Island’s Health Care

Letter To Editor: Zeldin Must Stand Up And Protect Long Island’s Health Care Published in “Smithtown Matters”,  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:08PM Dear Editor, Next week, Senate Republicans will debate a cruel plan to take away health care from millions … Continue reading

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Americans Don’t Want Senate’s Health Care Plan, But It’s Unclear What They Do Want

This is from my friend John Hooker: OK guys — this is a must-read. It contains what you need to know about American public opinion on health care. Don’t forget, health care affects everyone and encompasses almost every aspect of … Continue reading

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We All Have Pre-existing Conditions

If 1/7 people were turned away on medical insurance applications prior to Obamacare (before 2009), then you probably know someone in your circle of friends with a pre-existing condition, who was denied insurance in those “dark ages”.   Call or … Continue reading

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Australians have “better health care than we do”!

Letter to the Editor of the East Hampton Star. May 18, 2017, by Peggy Backman In a recent op-ed in an online newsletter, congressman Zeldin tries to answer what he calls lies about the work-in-progress Trumpcare. However, he fails to … Continue reading

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We are Angry

By Amy Turner. Shame on Lee Zeldin! We’re angry that Rep. Lee Zeldin voted for a healthcare bill that is condemned by local and national health practitioners and will hurt our families. Rep. Zeldin has continued to lie about the … Continue reading

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Thanks for Voting for Trumpcare, Mr. Zeldin!

Printed in the Three Village Times Herald this week: Thank you Rep. Lee Zeldin for voting “yes” for Trumpcare in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill slashes insurance subsidies, makes drastic cuts to Medicaid, guts pre-existing condition protection, de-funds planned parenthood and makes insurance less … Continue reading

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Zeldin says he supports veterans, but they may suffer under AHCA bill

Although Representative Lee Zeldin of NY01 often touts his unwavering support for veterans, this week he voted for the House health care bill that could result in millions of veterans losing their tax credits and many finding themselves in high-risk pools … Continue reading

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Trump Orders EPA to Put American Lives at Risk

Quotes from: New Executive Order to Weaken Public Health Standards “Will Cost American Lives”  Statement of Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp – March 28, 2017 “Today President Trump signed an executive order commanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to … Continue reading

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AHCA (Trumpcare) Bill is a Disaster

Here is why the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare) is a disaster. The bill has now been vetted (along with its latest changes). In particular, the Congressional Budget Office has reported on the bill and the Brookings Institution has discussed … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Deception on Health Care

Email to Rep. Lee Zeldin from Bruce Colbath: Mr. Zeldin:  I just read an article in the Riverhead press concerning your position, or lack thereof, on the AHCA.  Why are you repeating the GOP mantra that the CBO opined that … Continue reading

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A Personal Fight

Published as  Letter to the Editor, in the East Hampton Press, page 7, March 15, 2017 My friend Liz was an intense supporter of the ACA (Obamacare).  There was a good reason.  She had her health insurance canceled back in … Continue reading

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Rep. Zeldin Requesting your Opinion!

Contributed by Max Plesset MD – retired physician Mr. Zeldin’s email: This week, the American Healthcare Act was introduced in the House to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. You can read the bill here… … Continue reading

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AARP’s letter to Congress

  Note: our congressman Lee Zeldin “recognized as a champion of healthcare innovation” see the title picture.  He has the newly proposed Republican health care bill (AHCA) stamped on his forehead!  Now take a look at how you and your … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s “War on drugs” ineffective

This letter appeared today March 1st in the East Hampton Press on page A7 Rep. Lee Zeldin writes about his health care goals in the Riverhead Local: “… here in Suffolk County, our communities and families have been severely impacted … Continue reading

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