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Pyrrhic vindication: Republican cuts to preventive health care would screw everybody, not just women

According to NPR, fact-checkers have been having a field day with Democratic claims that the Republicans are continuing their War on Women by proposing to pay for keeping student loan interests rates low by cutting funding for preventive health care services. It turns out, say the fact checkers, that cutting funding for preventive health care doesn't just impact women—it also impacts men and children, because they too receive preventive health care treatment.
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Democrats Say Republican Effort To Defund Prevention Is Part Of Party’s ‘War On Women’

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Moments before the House Republicans disregarded President Obama’s veto threat and passed a bill preserving lower interest rates on student loans by gutting the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, the Democratic... Read Post

House Republicans to fund student loan rate cut with cuts to health care

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

Speaker John Boehner finds his hostage. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) House Republicans have found another hostage, this time in the student loan interest rate fight. And their target is the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the Affordab... Read Post

GOP: Keep Student Loan Interest Rates Low By Cutting Health Prevention

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (3 years ago)

Republicans are willing to extend low-cost student loans, but only if they an cut health care prevention. [House Speaker John] Boehner’s proposal would finance the $5.9 billion cost of maintaining the 3.4 percent interest rate for o... Read Post


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