Saturday, April 4, 2015

Stories to share: Obamacare is a real lifesaver, and more

Truth Team
Diane --

You're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share. No fluff, just facts -- that's the Truth Team way.

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1. Obama's claim the Affordable Care Act was a 'major reason' in preventing 50,000 patient deaths - Washington Post

This number jumped out at us during the president's recent speech hailing his health-care law. Could 50,000 people have not died in hospitals because of the Affordable Care Act? That seemed rather extraordinary, even given the size of the United States. We've spent time digging around on this issue, and here are the results of our inquiry. It turns out that preventing hospital-related deaths is one of the least controversial aspects of the much-attacked law.

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2. A House GOP leader asked for Obamacare horror stories. Instead, she got love letters. - Vox

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, chair of the House GOP conference, took to Facebook to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by asking to hear real-life horror stories from real people. Instead she got this...

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3. U.S. has bold plan to stall climate change - CNN

In baseball, there's a traditional comeback after a tough season: "Wait 'til next year!" For climate change "next year" is now. This year is the time and the United Nations' international climate negotiations in Paris in December are the place to secure strong global agreement to curb heat-trapping emissions. A successful climate pact will send a signal around the world that a shift to a low-carbon economy is underway. The United States has made clear that it is ready to step up to the plate on climate change. The U.S. administration on Tuesday unveiled details about itsproposal to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2025. This common-sense and achievable plan to decarbonize the U.S. economy will result in significant cost savings from cleaner technologies and create more American energy jobs to power our homes and businesses. This is an area where the United States needs to lead, and doing so will create a better planet for our children and a more prosperous future for our country.

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