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GOP Plans Two-Pronged Assault On New Health Care Law

January 3, 2011

Rep. Fred Upton says, ‘We’re going to go after this bill piece by piece.’ | AP Photo From Politico: By: Kendra Marr January 2, 2011 01:15 PM EST The new Republican-controlled House plans to schedule a vote to repeal the sweeping health care overhaul before President Barack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union…

Time To Put Death-Panel Con Job To Rest

January 3, 2011

From The San Jose Mercury News: ‘Death panels’ are back, and that’s good news (Mercury News Editorial) Welcome back, death panels. Really. The ugly rumor last year that President Barack Obama favored government-sponsored “death panels” to decide which patients were worthy of living was a twisted, cynical campaign designed to simultaneously kill health care reform…

Anti-Reform Scare Tactics Blunted

January 3, 2011

From Politico: Death knell for ‘death panel’ debate? By: Brett Coughlin December 28, 2010 05:15 PM EST The debate over “death panels” is hard to kill — but at least one Senate Democratic aide says the issue has now become “Kryptonite for the Right,” thanks to the way a new Medicare regulation is written. The new…

So Much For The Mandate To Repeal Health Care Reform (For Now)

December 30, 2010

From U.S. New & World Report: Majority Either Like Health Care Law Or Want It More Liberal By Robert Schlesinger Posted: December 29, 2010 You may have noticed the CNN/Opinion Research poll released earlier this week, which had this all too familiar top-line: 54 percent of voters oppose President Obama’s healthcare reform law. But drill…

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…

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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