From the editorial board of Anderson’s Independent Mail: What will Republicans offer the American people if the party’s efforts to repeal health-care reform are successful? “Replacing ‘Obamacare’ is not something we can do overnight,” Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., told the Washington Post. “It may take some time. But mark my words, we will get it…Read More
The House-passed amendment takes aim at the Department of Health and Human Services. | AP Photo From Politico: . By DAVID NATHER 2/18/11 3:09 PM EST The House voted Friday to block funding for the health care law in several ways – starting the countdown to the defunding clash with Senate Democrats and President Barack…Read More
From the Los Angeles Times: . February 16, 2011 By James Oliphant | Washington Bureau Reporting from Washington — Even as Republicans attempt to de-fund the president’s healthcare overhaul on the House floor this week, a new poll suggests that they should proceed with caution. The CBS News poll, conducted over the weekend, shows that…Read More
From The Greenville News: Critics Question Haley’s health Care Numbers By Tim Smith • CAPITAL BUREAU • February 15. 2011 COLUMBIA — Advocates of a new federal health-care law are questioning the numbers and assertions by Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in pushing for legislation to allow states to “opt out” of…Read More
Haley touts “tort reform” as magic bean for reforming health care “our way”- a lightweight policy prescription, at best. . By JIM DAVENPORT – Feb 14, 2011 By The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday they are backing federal legislation that would free…Read More
Breathe easy. Headaches averted. By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 2/2/11 6:10 PM EST The Senate voted Wednesday for the first time to repeal a piece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rolling back a new tax reporting requirement that’s been universally panned by business owners. The amendment to repeal the 1099 reporting requirement passed 81-17…Read More
Former Reagan Solicitor General Charles Fried gave dispassionate testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday, right before Senate Democrats voted down repeal of the Affordable Care Act, articulating why he is “quite sure that the health care mandate is constitutional.”Read More
Health Agency To Halt Some Cuts In Services To Poor By JOHN O’CONNOR [email protected] Columbia resident Carolyn Stover said she was dismayed to learn last month that the state was cutting hospice care for her mother, Nellie. Monday, Stover was thanking God and citing the power of prayer after state officials said they will continue…Read More
The White House Blog Judicial Activism and the Affordable Care Act Posted by Stephanie Cutter on January 31, 2011 at 04:49 PM EST Today, a judge in Florida issued a decision in a case filed by 25 Republican Attorneys General and Governors striking down the Affordable Care Act. This ruling is well out of the…Read More
By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 2/1/11 4:38 AM EST Updated: 2/1/11 6:11 AM EST The Obama administration is vowing to move full speed ahead with implementation of the health care reform law, even after a federal judge Monday declared the legislation unconstitutional. It was the most striking blow yet to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic initiative,…Read More
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