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Rick Perry’s Snake Oil Cure For Our Sick Healthcare System

September 7, 2011

From The Huffington Post: By Wendell Potter In his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is perpetuating a convincing hoax: that implementing Texas-style tort reform would go a long way toward curing what ails the U.S. health care system. Like his fellow GOP contenders, Perry consistently denounces “Obamacare” as “a…

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…

GOP Govs Cool Toward Offer Of Flexibility On ACA

March 1, 2011

Gov. Nikki Haley at a meeting of governors hosted by President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) From The Wall Street Journal: By JANET ADAMY WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Monday backed a bill in Congress to let states design their own ways to expand insurance coverage…

Opinion: Before You Go Whacking Medicaid…

November 23, 2010

With revenues reduced to a trickle, some states are considering drastic measures to balance their budgets. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has proposed abandoning Medicaid, the federally mandated program that provides health care for the poor. That idea also has its advocates in Florida, Nevada and here in South Carolina. But before ditching Medicaid, let’s…

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