Tag: Health Care Reform

Clueless Or Lying? – You Be The Judge

Filed in National by on April 11, 2011 14 Comments

Fox News discounts the important role of Planned Parenthood in cancer screenings – since you can go to your local Walgreen’s for pap smears and mammograms.

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Calling Their Bluff

Filed in National by on March 1, 2011 5 Comments

President Obama has expressed support for a bill sponsored by Ron Wyden and Scott Brown that will move up the date at which states can put in their own health care reform ideas.

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Couldn’t Happen To A More Deserving Bunch

Filed in National by on February 10, 2011 2 Comments

Some members of Congress who turned down their health care benefits are finding coverage hard to find and expensive.

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The GOP Healthcare Plan – “Race To The Bottom”

Filed in National by on February 2, 2011 3 Comments

Publius at The Fourth Branch explains the Republican health care plan as “a race to the bottom.”

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Republicans Discover Senate Hate

Filed in National by on January 20, 2011 5 Comments

Rpeublicans are now complaining that their kick kids off insurance and increase the cost of granny’s drugs bill won’t get a vote in the Senate. Bless their hearts.

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Forbes Magazine Says the Health Care Act is Actually Working

Filed in National by on January 18, 2011 18 Comments

As Ezra Klein notes this morning, the health care bill is being redebated this morning, not being repealed. Whatever the House does to try to repeal the Act today or tomorrow will definitely die in the Senate, so remember that as you listen to the sound and fury. Sound and fury that is already useless and a waste of tax dollars. And one that doesn’t do anything to create a job, heal the economy or even to reduce the deficit.

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The New Era Of Civility Has Begun!

Filed in National by on January 18, 2011 5 Comments

New civility! John Boehner now describes health care reform as “job destroying” rather than “job killing.”

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January 12th! Save The Date!

Filed in National by on January 4, 2011 5 Comments

Republicans have chosen the date to repeal Health Care. Republican leaders in the new House say they’ll hold a vote next week to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The announcement of the Jan. 12 vote by the No. 2 House Republican, Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, sets the stage for a showdown with the […]

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End of Life Counseling Returns in Regulations

Filed in National by on December 27, 2010 7 Comments
End of Life Counseling Returns in Regulations

Conservative bloggers are getting the crazy on.

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The People Have Spoken

Filed in National by on November 24, 2010 7 Comments
The People Have Spoken

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans want anti-health care reform legislators to turn down their government health care plan.

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Americans Are More Like Obama Than Jim DeMint

Filed in National by on May 25, 2010 21 Comments

A new Pew Poll shows Americans prefer candidates who are willing to compromise (44% more likely, 22% less likely, 29% no difference) and who voted yes on health care reform (39% more likely, 35% less likely, 22% no difference). Americans also hate the bank bailouts, 49% are less likely to vote for candidates that supported bailouts with 14% more likely and 32% no difference.

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Filed in National by on April 30, 2010 1 Comment

The man who would be Speaker of the House, John Boehner, was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning. Boehner had quite a few things to say, but a particularly interesting exchange was about the new health care reform bill. Boehner is advocating “repeal and replace” of the bill with Republicans’ “common sense” proposals (ones […]

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The New Wingnut Welfare Gravy Train

Filed in National by on April 22, 2010 0 Comments

I think we’re all pretty familiar with the wingnut welfare system. The Republican party nurtures their young leaders by providing them jobs in bogus think tanks, where they can publish books nobody reads, send out press releases and appear on TV as a ubiquitious “Republican strategist.” Apparently Republicans have found an even newer way to […]

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Frivolous HCR Lawsuits Hurts Florida AG’s Poll Numbers

Filed in National by on April 20, 2010 0 Comments

The race to replace Florida governor Charlie Crist had been seen as a likely Republican retention. Florida Attorney General Republican Bill McCollum (of Clinton impeachment manager fame) is running against Florida Chief Financial Officer Democrat Alex Sink. McCollum had a comfortable lead and much higher name recognition. McCollum, along with Attorneys General from other states […]

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Mike Castle Announces Support For Health Care Repeal Efforts

Filed in National by on April 6, 2010 9 Comments

Mike Castle tries to be all things to all people. His carefully worded statement about health care reform repeal fooled the News Journal editorial board into praising his sensible stance. “While this president is in office, repealing this full law is not realistic and not the best use of our efforts,” Castle said in a […]

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A Historical Perspective On Health Care Reform

Filed in National by on April 1, 2010 1 Comment

The DCCC released a web ad that puts a historical perspective on the health care reform legislation. The video traces health care reform from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. It’s great!

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Government Checks Are OK For Me, But Not For Thee

Filed in National by on March 27, 2010 6 Comments

The Washington Post interviewed James Vanderboegh, the self-styled “patriot” who called for people to vandalize the offices of Democratic lawmakers. Vanberboegh lives on Social Security disability. This anti-government warrior, this self-styled leader, sponges our tax money? I guess he really deserves that money while other people are just lazy.

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Modified Reconciliation Fix Passes

Filed in National by on March 25, 2010 2 Comments

The modified reconciliation fix has passed the House for the second time, 220-207. This means that the agreed-upon fixes agreed to by both the House and the Senate are now done. I hope that Democrats have learned a lesson from this – if they stay together as a caucus and anticipate Republican tactics, they can […]

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Mike Castle: Pro-Repeal?

Filed in Delaware, National by on March 25, 2010 13 Comments

Mike Castle held a fundraiser with pro-repeal Republican Senator Orrin Hatch. The Republican discipline on health care reform is starting to disappear though. Some Republicans like Mitt Romeny (who is having trouble explaining why the MA individual mandate is o.k. but the national mandate is not), Rep. Mike Pence and Sen. Jim DeMint want a […]

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Where Are My Smelling Salts?

Filed in Delaware by on March 25, 2010 11 Comments

Where did I put my fainting couch? I can’t find any pearls to clutch! The News Journal weighs in on the Biden hot mic moment: When you call a press conference, watch what you say in front of the microphones. Thanks to modern technology, the globe can now hear your whisper. … All Mr. Biden […]

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Reconciliation – 2 More Votes To Go

Filed in National by on March 25, 2010 20 Comments

The Senate finished its “vote-a-rama” early this morning (votes on all the B.S. amendments Republicans made to the reform reconciliation package). The Senate parliamentarian ruled for the Republicans on 2 points of order this morning. Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said Republicans consulting with the Senate parliamentarian had found “two minor […]

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One Simple Reason Why the Health Care Law’s Mandate IS Constitutional

Filed in National by on March 24, 2010 25 Comments

First of all, let me say how much better I like writing “Health Care Law” than “Health Care Bill”. But on to the topic, there is a simple but under-reported fact in the whole “The individual mandate is unconstitutional” debate, that, while not new, only came to my attention last night. Last night on Countdown, […]

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New Poll Shows Big Swing In Opinion On Health Care Reform

Filed in National by on March 23, 2010 7 Comments

As expected, nothing brings success like success. Right now, most people are just starting to hear about the good provisions of the bill and not the horserace. Americans by 9 percentage points have a favorable view of the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, a notable […]

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HCR 2010 = WMD 2002

Filed in National by on March 23, 2010 6 Comments

Anyone who’s been around this site lately should recognize the title of this post. It’s the little signature that commenter anonone has been putting at the end of his comments. Well, I’ve been thinking about this a bit (no, I don’t have anything better to do — thanks for asking) and I’ve decided that he […]

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President Obama Signing HCR

Filed in National by on March 23, 2010 39 Comments
President Obama Signing HCR

It happens today at 11:15AM. So go get your celebratory beverage, send your boss on a wild goose chase and watch.

If you can watch it, here are some online streaming options:

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