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Happy Anniversary, Failed-Repeal-Of-Obamacare!

January 20, 2012

One Year Later: What if Congress Had Repealed the Affordable Care Act? For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies with few protections for patients or providers. Nearly two years ago, President Obama signed health reform – the Affordable Care Act – into…

Shoddy McKinsey Survey Draws Democrats’ Wrath

June 21, 2011

From Talking Points Memo: Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) Brian Beutler| June 20, 2011, 6:08PM Democratic members of Congress who pressed the consulting giant McKinsey & Company to open the books on its disputed health care study are piling on, now that the firm’s released its survey materials. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), who…

Promising Future For The Affordable Care Act

June 10, 2011

From The Huffington Post: Ron Pollack–06/ 9/11 02:22 PM ET There’s encouraging news out of Atlanta today for all Americans. The third hearing before the court of appeals left me feeling optimistic about the future of the Affordable Care Act. But let’s start from the beginning. There have been approximately two dozen suits filed against…

Individual Mandate Encounters Pointed Skepticism

June 9, 2011

From The Hill: By Sam Baker and Julian Pecquet – 06/08/11 03:29 PM ET   Judges in the highest-profile challenge to the healthcare reform law appeared skeptical of the federal government’s defense, according to people who attended oral arguments in the case Wednesday. In nearly three hours of questioning, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S.…

Rep. Ryan Earns 2 Pinocchios In Touting His Medicare Plan

April 29, 2011

From The Washington Post: Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011 “There’s a lot of misinformation about what we are proposing and what we are not proposing. We’re saying: Save Medicare by reforming it for people who are 54 and below by working like a system just like members of Congress and federal employees have.” —…

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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