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What The Debt Deal Means For Health Reform

August 8, 2011

From The Washington Post: 10:40 AM ET, 08/04/2011 By Sarah Kliff For a law regularly at the center of controversy, there was surprisingly little talk of the health care reform law during the debt ceiling debate. It certainly factored into some discussions — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly pushed for the individual mandate’s repeal…

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Increasing The Medicare Eligibility Age: A Smaller Bargain

July 29, 2011

From Politico: By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 7/28/11 12:41 PM EDT President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner failed to strike a “grand bargain” on the nation’s deficit, but they may have pulled off another trick: revolutionizing the debate over Medicare. When they both accepted the idea of increasing the Medicare eligibility age to 67,…

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Hypocrisy Alert: The GOP’s Jilted Individual Mandate

June 1, 2011

From The Chicago Tribune: By Noam N. Levey Washington Bureau May 28, 2011 . Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has renounced it. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he doesn’t believe in it anymore. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has brushed off suggestions he even considered it. As the three have discovered, there is hardly…

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Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan Vs. Affordable Care Act

April 28, 2011

From The White House Blog: No Comparison Posted by Stephanie Cutter on April 27, 2011 at 05:40 PM EDT Earlier this week, Speaker John Boehner said Rep. Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare “transforms Medicare into a plan that’s very similar to the President’s own health care bill.” This comparison is deeply flawed. Here’s why: No…

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How The Big “Obamacare” Lie Drowned Out The Truth

April 27, 2011

From Mother Jones: Illustration: Steve Brodner The secret campaign behind the phrase “government takeover of health care.” By David Corn IN THE SPRING of 2009, as the titanic fight over President Barack Obama’s health care proposal was beginning, Frank Luntz—an infamous Republican consultant who specializes in the language of politics—drew up a confidential 28-page report…

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House Backs Repeal Of Healthcare Reform

January 20, 2011

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led House of Representatives passed legislation that would repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform law on Wednesday in a mostly symbolic move likely to be scuttled in the Senate. The House voted 245-189 to approve the Republican bill that would scrap the law, which was passed by…

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10 Ways Healthcare Repeal Would Harm Children

January 13, 2011

From Huffington Post: By Bruce Lesley and Lisa Shapiro Posted: January 8, 2011 10:50 AM As is the ritual in Washington every two years, this week Congress began a new legislative session with Republican John Boehner (R-OH) holding the Speaker’s gavel. In remarks opening the 112th Session, Speaker Boehner recognized the enormous challenges of our…

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Sorting Fact From Fiction Re: Health Insurance Premiums

December 14, 2010

From the nonpartisan, nonprofit Factcheck.org: The Truth About Health Insurance Premiums The new law has brought increases for some. But GOP leaders exaggerate. November 19, 2010 Summary Leading Republicans in Congress are blaming the new health care law for double-digit rate increases being sought by insurance companies in Washington state, New York and Connecticut. But…

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Factcheck.org Goes In-Depth On Anti-ACA Distortions

November 22, 2010

From factcheck.org: The Truth About Health Insurance Premiums The new law has brought increases for some. But GOP leaders exaggerate. November 19, 2010 Summary Leading Republicans in Congress are blaming the new health care law for double-digit rate increases being sought by insurance companies in Washington state, New York and Connecticut. But insurance regulators, leading…

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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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