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Biden claims US voting system is ‘under assault’ by GOP lawmakers



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By Jenny Goldsberry

President Biden spoke on the voting system during a virtual fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee Monday night. He claims it’s “under assault.”

“The single most important thing that we have to do is we have to protect the voting system, protect the sacred right to vote,” Biden said. “It’s under assault in ways that I haven’t seen in my entire career.”  

According to Biden, it’s the Republican party that is assaulting the voting system. “But what Republicans want to do is say a political party gets to decide if a vote counts,” Biden said. “It’s outrageous.  We’re going to fight like hell so that doesn’t happen.  That’s one of the most important things we can do.”

As a result, Republican National Committee spokeswoman Emma Vaughn responded to Biden’s accusations. “Americans are rejecting the failed policies of the Biden administration and turning towards Republicans’ proven message,” Vaughn wrote in a statement. “The RNC continues to build upon the successes of our data-driven ground game, and we look forward to holding Biden and the Democrats accountable for their resounding failures when we take back the House and Senate in 2022.” 

However Biden implied that the federal government under a Democratic majority is the solution to American’s problems. “The Republican party today offers nothing but fear, lies, and broken promises,” Biden said. “We have to keep cutting through the Republican fog –that the government isn’t the problem, and show that we, the people — we, the people, are always the solution.”

Meanwhile, Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently opened up early voting in his state, to Biden’s chagrin. When Biden slammed Abbott for his newest voting bill, the Texas governor reminded him that the bill opens up early voting hours. Not even Biden’s home state of Delaware has early voting hours.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges Unintended Consequences of Obamacare



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Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a longtime supporter of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is now acknowledging the unintended consequences of the healthcare legislation, particularly its impact on industry consolidation and rising healthcare prices.

Warren, who has been a vocal proponent of Obamacare, has recently had what the Wall Street Journal reported as an “epiphany” regarding the consequences of the healthcare law. In a letter addressed to the Health and Human Services Department inspector general, Warren, along with Senator Mike Braun of Indiana, expressed concerns about vertically-integrated healthcare companies potentially increasing prescription drug costs and evading federal regulations.

According to reports from Fox News, the bipartisan letter highlighted issues with the nation’s largest health insurers allegedly bypassing Obamacare’s medical loss ratio (MLR). According to Warren, these insurers, through vertical integration, have manipulated the system, leading to “sky-high prescription drug costs and excessive corporate profits.”

The senators detailed how conglomerates, like UnitedHealth Group, with ownership across various healthcare sectors, could inflate medical payments to pharmacies and, by realizing those payments on the pharmacy side, appear to comply with MLR requirements while retaining more profits.

Moreover, despite the Democrats’ argument that the MLR would benefit patients, it has incentivized insurers to merge with or acquire pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), retail and specialty pharmacies, and healthcare providers. This, in turn, has made healthcare spending less transparent, as insurers can allegedly shift profits to their affiliates by increasing reimbursements.

Warren, who has consistently voted against Obamacare repeal efforts, notably advocated for a “Medicare for All” proposal during her 2020 presidential campaign. Despite her prior support for the healthcare law, Warren’s recent concerns about its unintended consequences have raised questions about the long-term effects of Obamacare and its impact on the healthcare industry.

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