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Ignoring The People’s Will, House Blocks Reform Funds

February 18, 2011

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…

Poll: Majority Disapproves Of Effort To Block Reform

February 18, 2011

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…

Senate Repeals Tax-Reporting Hassle For Small Business

February 3, 2011

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…

Reagan’s Solicitor General On Mandate’s Constitutionality

February 3, 2011

[youtube=] 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.”

SC DHHS Restores $13.8M In Cuts, Hospice Care

February 1, 2011

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…

White House Responds To Florida Ruling

February 1, 2011

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…

Health Law Suffers New Blow In Court

February 1, 2011

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,…

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