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The Daily Countable: Obamacare Changes, U.S. Withdrawal from Key Int'l Group, and Real American Heroes

by Countable | 10.12.17

Good Thursday, friends, from all of Team Countable and from me, Managing Editor Andrea Seabrook.

On the Radar

Executive Order Shifts Healthcare Law

Big news today, folks. President Trump signed an executive order that could challenge the fundamentals of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Some people are thrilled that this expands Americans' choices for healthcare, and others worry it could lead to a loss of health insurance by thousands of people. Don't miss our Executive Action Tracker, where we record many of the most important changes lead by the Trump Administration.

U.S. Withdraws from Key Global Org

The State Department announced that the U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It's best known for designating and protecting "World Heritage Sites," of which there are many in the United States, including the Grand Canyon and the Florida Everglades. Read more about why the Trump Administration is withdrawing from UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The Real People Who #MAGA? Local Heroes

The flood-bound midwife who rode an inflatable swan to deliver a woman's baby. The loving NorCal neighbors who are sheltering horses and other animals, fleeing from wildfires. The crowd-sourcing of critical emergency maps in Puerto Rico. You don't want to miss these stories of real Americans, Making America Great -- Always.

Your Gov At A Glance 👀

The White House: Trump in DC

  • President Trump will sign an executive order related to healthcare choice and competition in the morning.
  • In the afternoon, the president will announce the Secretary of Homeland Security nominee.

The House of Representatives: IN Session

The Senate: OUT

  • The Senate will return Monday, October 16.

And In the End...

As always, Countable thanks you for the time you take to engage in your government. The only path to making our representatives more accountable is through regular civic engagement — that's why our aim is to make that meaningful and easy. Keep in touch, and more tomorrow.

— Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor

Keep in touch with Countable and Andrea via Twitter.

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