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Republicans Lay Groundwork For Healthcare Repeal

October 18, 2011

From The Los Angeles Times: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and other conservatives have long favored replacing the current healthcare system. (Riccardo S. Savi, WireImage / October 18, 2011) Seeing a chance to regain power next year, GOP activists are making sure they’re ready to act on a full rollback of President Obama’s overhaul. By Noam N. Levey…

CMS Report: Healthcare Reform To Increase Spending

July 28, 2011

From Politico: Seniors listen to a round table discussion on the benefits of the Affordable  Care Act. By BRETT NORMAN | 7/28/11 8:36 AM EDT The Affordable Care Act will drive health care spending up slightly, to nearly a fifth of the country’s gross domestic product by 2020, while extending insurance coverage to 30 million…

Contradicting Surveys Create Public Confusion

June 22, 2011

From The New York Times: Douglas Holtz-Eakin headed a group of 105 economists opposed to the ACA By MILT FREUDENHEIM— June 20, 2011 The debate over the effects of the federal health care law on employer-provided insurance has been intensifying in recent weeks, with controversial polls and consultants contradicting one another about whether employees will…

Guess Who Loves The Individual Mandate, Big Profits?

November 19, 2010

It’s a political pickle, all right. The same health insurance goliaths that secretly bankrolled  anti-Obama campaigns in the midterm elections, while publicly proclaiming cooperation with the White House, now have to persuade their politicians to lay off the individual mandate, no matter what their Tea Party supporters say. From Bloomberg Businessweek: By Drew Armstrong When…

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