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Exactly Which Life-Saving Provision Would You Repeal, Mr. Candidate?

January 12, 2012

As they stump across South Carolina, top-tier GOP candidates are fond of boasting how quickly they, as president, would do away with the Affordable Care Act. Never mind that the law’s most important provisions are hugely popular with the majority of Americans. In response, Boston Globe columnist John McDonough penned a nuts-and-bolts piece, in which he…

The Individual Mandate’s Shameless Flip-Floppers

December 8, 2011

From The Hill: GOPers Who Were For It Before They Were Against It By Juan Williams 12/05/11 05:15 AM ET What do Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, have in common? Long before President Obama, both supported an idea they now pretend to spurn — the idea of…

Republicans Lay Groundwork For Healthcare Repeal

October 18, 2011

From The Los Angeles Times: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and other conservatives have long favored replacing the current healthcare system. (Riccardo S. Savi, WireImage / October 18, 2011) Seeing a chance to regain power next year, GOP activists are making sure they’re ready to act on a full rollback of President Obama’s overhaul. By Noam N. Levey…

GOP’s Medicaid Proposal Also Would Cut Seniors’ Coverage

May 11, 2011

From The New York Times: By JENNIFER STEINHAUER Published: May 10, 2011 WASHINGTON — As Republicans inch away from their plan to reshape the nation’s Medicare program, their equally transformative ideas for Medicaid, now largely in the shadows of the budget debate, are moving front and center. While the largest number of Medicaid recipients are…

Experts Doubt GOP’s ‘Job Killer’ Claim

January 18, 2011

By David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Despite what Republicans say, the 2010 health care law isn’t necessarily a job killer. Republicans have titled their effort to overturn the law the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” and that’s their favorite talking point against it. The House of Representatives will start debate on…

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…

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