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House GOP “Ironically” Plans To Strip States Of Resources Needed To Establish Private Health-Insurance Marketplaces

May 4, 2011

From our friends at Families USA: House Republicans Won’t Allow Their Constituents to Gain Similar Health Coverage that Members of Congress Enjoy Washington, D.C.—This week, House Republicans plan to vote on a bill (H.R. 1213) to take from states the grants they can use to establish “exchanges,” new state-based marketplaces authorized by the Affordable Care Act,…

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…

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…

Opinion: Health Care Reform, Take The Good & Make It Work

April 25, 2011

From The State: Friday, Apr. 22, 2011 By Warren Bolton – Associate Editor MEET JUNE, a 37-year-old mother with two girls in elementary school. She had been married, but her husband was killed in Iraq. She is fighting depression. One morning while showering, June discovered a lump in her left breast. “She knew in her…

Affordable Care Act Helping South Carolinians (Episode 3)

April 1, 2011

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-HOZYagQZA] Sue Berkowitz, director of S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center, has fought hard for health care reforms in order to improve the lives of all South Carolinians, but she also had her own dog in that fight, a dog named Max. Sue shares her family’s story here. Thanks, Sue!

School Yourself On Insuring Yourself In 2014

March 31, 2011

Health Care Reform Has 820,000 Fans In South Carolina

March 25, 2011

Brittanie Turpin, 23, accumulated $20,000 in medical debt from emergency gallbladder surgery last year. “It’s pretty tough without insurance,” Turpin said. Under the Affordable Care Act, passed one year ago, Turpin will be able to stay on her mother’s insurance until she is 26. (Brad Nettles) From The Post & Courier: Benefits to S.C. so…

Affordable Care Act Helping South Carolinians (Episode 1)

March 24, 2011

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukbtdTpOnbE] Alan Roblee was among three South Carolinians who joined S.C. Health Care Voices for a press conference at the State House yesterday. He and others whose lives have been greatly improved by the Affordable Care Act testified to the law’s efficacy on its one-year anniversary. S.C. Health Care Voices would like to thank Alan…

Opinion: Repealing Reform Would Harm Minorities Most

March 23, 2011

ACA works to close the gap in life quality and expectancy, the author writes. | AP Photo   From Politico: By WADE HENDERSON | 3/23/11 4:40 AM EDT As an African-American man, I can expect my life to be six years shorter than that of the average American. That’s six fewer years watching my daughters…

Analysis Shows Insurance Giants Pocketing Huge Profits, Despite Weak Economy

March 4, 2011

Report Underscores Importance of Blocking New Health Law’s Repeal Published on Mar 3, 2011 – 7:02:25 AM By: Health Care for America Now Washington, DC – The five largest Wall Street-run health insurance companies parlayed the economic meltdown of 2008 and the nation’s subsequent fragile recovery into huge profits in 2010, the last year before…

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