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Bachmann Medicaid Hypocrisy

June 30, 2011

From Today.com: Michael Isikoff–6/28/2011 7:46:46 PM While Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has forcefully denounced the Medicaid program for swelling the “welfare rolls,” the mental health clinic run by her husband has been collecting annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 for the treatment of patients since 2005, according to new figures obtained by NBC News. The…

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Health Care Reform Saves Seniors A Combined $260 Million

June 30, 2011

From The Hill: By Julian Pecquet – 06/28/11 10:07 AM ET Almost half a million seniors on Medicare had saved a combined $260 million on their medicines by the end of last month thanks to the healthcare reform law, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. A total of 478,272 people have taken advantage of the law’s…

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Religious Groups Rally Against Medicaid Cuts

June 30, 2011

From The Hill:  By Julian Pecquet – 06/28/11 03:30 PM ET   The nation’s largest Jewish organization announced Tuesday that it’s convening other religious groups to fight Medicaid cuts, the same day a nonpartisan coalition of providers and health plans separately launched an ad campaign against the cuts. The Jewish Federation of North America says it’s…

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KidsWell Campaign

June 30, 2011

KidsWell Campaign Launches Website and Online Resource Hub for Health Reform Implementation KidsWell, a campaign dedicated to the successful implementation of federal health reform for America’s children, launched http://www.kidswellcampaign.org/, a website monitoring state and national health care reform implementation and opposition across the country. First Focus Campaign for Children is a partner of the KidsWell…

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ACA’s Individual Mandate Wins First Appellate Review

June 29, 2011

From The New York Times: By KEVIN SACK–Published: June 29, 2011 The Obama administration won the first appellate review of the 2010 health care law on Wednesday as a three-judge panel from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati held that it was constitutional for Congress to require that Americans…

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RomneyCare: Program Review Shows Appealing Efficacy

June 29, 2011

From The Boston Globe:   June 26, 2011|By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff Second of two stories on Mitt Romney and the state health care overhaul. On a sunny autumn afternoon in October 2008, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, met New Hampshire portrait artist Richard Whitney at the State House and went to the…

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RomneyCare: A Look At Massachusetts Health Care

June 29, 2011

From The Boston Globe:   May 30, 2011|By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff First in a series on Mitt Romney and the Massachusetts health care overhaul. In late spring 2005, Mitt Romney gathered with a dozen top policy and political advisers in a conference room near the governor’s suite on the third floor of the…

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Healthcare Reform As A Market-Based Solution

June 28, 2011

From The Huffington Post: Tommy Thompson– 06/27/11 06:44 PM I am writing to suggest that governors of both political parties have tremendous opportunity to use free market principles and set up health insurance exchanges which work and give constituents freedom of choice. There is a lot of discussion about health insurance exchanges as it relates to…

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Healthcare Reform To Benefit Small Businesses

June 28, 2011

From The Hill: By Sam Baker – 06/21/11 10:00 AM ET Healthcare reform can help reverse a drop in the number of businesses offering health benefits to their employees, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says. The share of employers that offer health insurance fell by 3.6 percentage points between 1999 and 2009, according to a…

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AMA Votes In Support of Individual Mandate

June 23, 2011

From The Hill: By Sam Baker – 06/20/11   The AMA’s House of Delegates voted 326-165 to support the law’s requirement that most people buy insurance. The coverage mandate is at the center of several lawsuits challenging the new law’s constitutionality.AMA President Cecil Wilson said the “overwhelming” vote shows that doctors still believe a mandate is…

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