Daily Clips: June 22nd, 2016

House GOP offers an alternative health care plan: No more empty rhetoric of “repeal and replace Obamacare”! They’re actually putting forward a policy! This is actually happening! According to the Atlantic, the GOP plan would:

  • Expand health savings accounts
  • Offer refundable tax credits to subsidize the purchase of private health insurance and decrease dependence on employer-sponsored plans
  • Cap the tax exclusion for employer-provided health insurance
  • Allow people to purchase insurance across state lines
  • Provide $25 billion in funding for high-risk pools over 10 years
  • Devolve Medicaid to the states, either through a block grant or a “per capita allotment”
  • Partially privatize Medicare beginning in 2024 through a “premium support” option

House Democrats are staging a sit-in to force a vote on gun control: Normally, according to Vox, “you could watch the sit-in live on HouseLive.gov, although the cameras, controlled by House Speaker Paul Ryan, have currently been turned off.”

Regardless, it’s so refreshing to see Democrats on the offensive when it comes to…well anything in politics. But especially guns.

The subtle force of Tom Perez: The Secretary of Labor has many fans at the moment and some progressives want him to be HRC’s VP choice. This piece gives an incredibly in-depth overview of the man and his career.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.