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Joe Zepecki

Joe Zepecki

Joe Zepecki is with Protect Our Care, a progressive organization doing work across the country to elevate health care issues.

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The Affordable Care Act is safe — what’s next?

By: - June 28, 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay. Over the last ten years, President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform legislation has survived more than 70 repeal votes in Congress and three efforts to invalidate the law via the courts.  The latest challenge to the ACA before the United States Supreme Court, Texas v. […]

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Demonstrators protest changes to the Affordable Care Act on June 22, 2017 | Scott Olson/Getty Images)

As pandemic rages, Republicans’ Supreme Court argument on healthcare system  is unconscionable

By: - November 10, 2020

Today the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Texas v. California, the Trump-Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If successful, the Republican-led lawsuit would strip healthcare away from 20 million Americans, including 153,000 Wisconsinites, and end the protections for 135 million with pre-existing conditions. The consequences […]

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Pharmacist choosing a bottle amid shelves of Rx drugs

President Trump’s broken promises & empty rhetoric on health care

By: - February 4, 2020

During the State of the Union address tonight, President Donald Trump is sure to claim credit on a wide range of topics. Unfortunately, those claims are not likely to be rooted in reality, particularly on health care. Chances are, Trump will not propose any new policies to lower health care costs or expand coverage for […]

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Thumbs up for McCain’s thumbs down

By: - July 26, 2019

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was many things, and very different things to different people. His legacy is complicated, whatever your politics or your feelings towards the man and his life in public service. What is indisputable is that we didn’t always know what we would get from him. Whether you believe him worthy of his […]