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Lacy Johnson: It’s time to ‘bridge the gap’ between our differences in Minnesota



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The Republican candidate running against Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, Lacy Johnson, wants to repair the divisiveness in the country by restoring American values back to Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, he said in an interview with “The Sara Carter Show” on Monday.

“We’re trying to bridge the gap between the different components in the community, and we’re trying to do it at the grassroots level because, let’s face it, once you get into the high levels of politics, sowing division, this part of the game plan, dealing with a group identity and put one group against another, it’s part of the game plan. And so that’s why you need people live out here like me, whose main issue is to make people’s lives better no matter what group you’re in that were out for the good of this country,” Johnson told Carter.

Johnson has been endorsed by President Donald Trump for Congress. He told Carter it won’t be easy to win over his district, but as he’s learned from the lessons in his own life: If he puts in the work, there is hope for his community.

“We all for the good of my district, we’re out for the good of the state so we can do it. But it’s a lot of hard work,” Johnson added. “Once again, it is gonna be a tough task, but I have faith in the American people. If we have the grassroots enough information for them to make the decision that they will be able to do that. And we will be a achieve this, But it’s gonna be tough.”

Minneapolis has been a center point for nationwide riots that erupted in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Floyd tragically died in the custody of Minneapolis police officers several weeks ago after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. Since then, violence and looting sprees have wreaked havoc for weeks on local businesses and residences causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

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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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