Peaceful Assembly and Personal Security – Re-upped

In Cybersecurity, Domestic Affairs, Don't Mourn, Organize, Enhanced Protest Techniques, Open Thread, Organize, Other, Politics, Popular Culture, Silverman on Security by Adam L Silverman

I know a number of you all are planning to join one of the various protests, actions, and/or demonstrations that will begin taking place this weekend as a result of the President’s family separation policy. So I wanted to re-up the post for anyone that missed it the first several times I posted it. I also saw a tweet, which I can’t find right now, from one of the protesters at the Vice President’s event two weeks ago in Ohio who said that the audience assaulted her and other protestors …

Peaceful Assembly and Personal Security – Re-upped

In Cybersecurity, Domestic Affairs, Don't Mourn, Organize, Enhanced Protest Techniques, Open Thread, Organize, Other, Politics, Popular Culture, Silverman on Security by Adam L Silverman

I know a number of you all are planning to join one of the various protests, actions, and/or demonstrations that will begin taking place as a result of the President’s family separation policy. So I wanted to re-up the post for anyone that missed it the first several times I posted it. I also saw a tweet, which I can’t find right now, from one of the protesters at the Vice President’s event last week in Ohio who said that the audience assaulted her and other protestors before event security …

Peaceful Assembly and Personal Security – Re-upped

In Cybersecurity, Domestic Affairs, Don't Mourn, Organize, Enhanced Protest Techniques, Open Thread, Organize, Other, Politics, Popular Culture, Silverman on Security by Adam L Silverman

I know a number of you all are planning to join one of the various protests, actions, and/or demonstrations that will begin taking place as a result of the President’s family separation policy. So I wanted to re-up the post for anyone that missed it the first several times I posted it. I also saw a tweet, which I can’t find right now, from one of the protesters at the Vice President’s event last week in Ohio who said that the audience assaulted her and other protestors before event security …

That’s What I’d Say I’d Tell You Everything

In Election 2018, Organize by Alex Smith

Have you ever phone-banked? I find phone-banking a bizarre experience. This is because I haven’t answered a ringing phone since 1994 and people who do seem like aliens to me. My roommates in 1994 were both grad-student TAs. Their phone numbers were in the department directory and they did not want their students to feel like they had a teacher at their beck and call every time they could not be bothered to figure out something for themselves. So all calls were screened. For my own part let’s just say …

Medicaid news out West

In Election 2018, Mayhew On Insurance, Organize by David Anderson

First some good Medicaid news from Oregon via the AP: Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters — and not lawmakers — how to pay for Medicaid costs that now include coverage of hundreds of thousands of low-income residents added to the program’s rolls under the Affordable Care Act. Measure 101 was passing handily in early returns Tuesday night. The single-issue election drew national attention to this progressive state, which aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under President …

Expanding the electorate

In Don't Mourn, Organize, Election 2018, Election 2020, Open Thread, Organize by David Anderson

Two pieces of good news today. First in Florida: Florida's Jim Crow era felon disenfranchisement law blocks 1.5 million people from voting, including 1 in 5 African-Americans in state. Voters can now overturn it at the polls in 2018 https://t.co/I2ArmJzWXz — Ari Berman (@AriBerman) January 23, 2018 And then in Michigan: Ballot language submitted to ease Michigan’s absentee voting rule (from @AP) #mileg #2018 https://t.co/DZ3v6zIhZ2 — David Eggert (@DavidEggert00) January 23, 2018 Open thread

To the phones

In Mayhew On Insurance, Organize by David Anderson

One last push, two more weeks, thirteen more calls to make to protect that ACA and our vision of a just society. Right now Cassidy-Graham is chugging along with the hope that the need to do SOMETHING means that the last bill standing is SOMETHING. We can do something about it. Call your Senators today. If you are from North Carolina, Florida or the Upper Midwest, tell your Senators that you don’t want your state to get whacked to reward Texas’ intransigence. If you are not from those states, ask …

Kids these days

In All we want is life beyond the thunderdome, domestic terrorists, Goddamned Traitors, Organize by David Anderson

Teenagers standing up to a sea of white supremacists carrying torches. Snowflakes my ass. pic.twitter.com/HbQXOlkjrt — Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) August 12, 2017 I have incredible respect for those students. If I was 19 and standing there, I would have punched someone. The discipline and the courage to bear witness and hold onto their values without allowing themselves to respond to clear and constant provocations is incredible. The kids are alright.

Bring out your problems: Medicare edition

In Mayhew On Insurance, Organize, Readership Capture by David Anderson

From last week’s post on common problems that we all have with the health insurance system, it seems that Medicare is a major source of concern. I want to highlight a couple of questions and responses and then fill in as needed. After that, raise your new concerns in comments and we’ll figure things out as we go. Let’s start with a common string of questions on Medicare supplemental plans using Peej01 as our jumping off point: I’m not 65 yet, but I’m thinking that I should get a Medicare …

Bring out your problems

In Mayhew On Insurance, OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUDS, Organize, Readership Capture by David Anderson

Good morning. We have big challenges but we’re not going to focus on those in this post. Instead we’re going to focus on smaller, more solvable challenges in this series of posts. Do you need to know if your deductible applies to a preventative visit? Are you getting a ton of mail about Medicare Advantage plans? What does redetermination mean for Medicaid? Or any of the 1,001 other confusing things about health insurance that we have to deal with every day no matter what happens in Washington. Let’s be a …

Keep up the pressure

In Keep Banging, Mayhew On Insurance, Organize, World's Best Healthcare (If You Can Afford It) by David Anderson

@ddiamond Dan Diamond on local coverage of health care reform https://t.co/OuRcZp9E3L — Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) July 2, 2017 Local media is covering the impact of the Senate Bill. Here in North Carolina is an extraordinarily detailed and humane look at the care that medically frail kids needs. It is a lot. Among those who could be deprived of medical services are nearly 2,400 “medically fragile” children in North Carolina whose ventilators, oxygen tanks, feeding tubes, catheters and round-the-clock nurses are covered by a little-known Medicaid program available to middle-class families …

What’s next

In Election 2018, Mayhew On Insurance, Open Thread, Organize by David Anderson

First thing, tonight, enjoy it. If you like to partake in a recreational, legal intoxicant, enjoy one in moderation. And then tomorrow get back on the phone and get back to pressuring the Senate. New goal: Consensus on plan by Friday, score over break & vote on Obamacare repeal following week – @burgessev & me https://t.co/p3DiCHVKH2 — Jennifer Haberkorn (@jenhab) June 27, 2017 The current Republican plan is to see what Senate Majority Leader can do to make the bill worse while giving non-Tea Party Republican hold-outs visible media wins …