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More S.C. Residents Go Without Health Coverage

September 15, 2011

From The Greenville News: The Taylors Free Medical Clinic has seen a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking health care over the past two years, sometimes getting so busy they must turn new patients away. By Liv Osby | Staff Writer 1:17 AM, Sep. 14, 2011 The Taylors Free Medical Clinic has…

Gov’t Lays Out Health Insurance Exchange Details

August 15, 2011

From Reuters: By Alina Selyukh and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON | Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:43pm EDT (Reuters) – The government on Friday laid out incentives for states and people to participate in health insurance exchanges, including tax credits and funding grants for the states. Health regulators also clarified how they expect states to determine who…

Advocates Take Health Care Fight To Main Street

August 4, 2011

From Politico: The reliance on grass-roots activists is part strategic and part financial. | AP Photo By MATT DOBIAS | 8/4/11 9:06 AM EDT As Washington’s health care advocates steel for another push by Congress to rein in entitlement spending, their focus is less on K Street and more on Main Street, where a patchwork…

Bachmann Medicaid Hypocrisy

June 30, 2011

From Today.com: Michael Isikoff–6/28/2011 7:46:46 PM While Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has forcefully denounced the Medicaid program for swelling the “welfare rolls,” the mental health clinic run by her husband has been collecting annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 for the treatment of patients since 2005, according to new figures obtained by NBC News. The…

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.…

Who Says Small Businesses Don’t Want Tax Credits?

June 8, 2011

From AllBusiness.com: By John Arensmeyer–Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 Ever since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, opponents have thrown every attack they can think of against the wall, hoping something will stick. As attempts to repeal the law have failed, some of their arguments have become increasingly laughable and, unfortunately, unconscionably reckless. For…

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