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VA Hospitals’ ‘Improvement’ Doesn’t Tell Whole Story, Veterans Advocate Says

Posted: January 4, 2017 at 8:33 am   /   Friends

MADISON, Wis. — The headlines last month declared that most U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers saw improvement in fiscal year 2016. It seemed like a positive end to another rough year for the VA and the people the government-run health care system is supposed to put first. But a veterans advocate is advising news consumers to read the […]

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Cruz, Lee, Rubio Call on Senate Leaders to Repeal ‘As Many Provisions of Obamacare As Possible’

Posted: January 4, 2017 at 7:38 am   /   Friends

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, and Marco Rubio of Florida are reaffirming their support for repealing Obamacare using reconciliation this year, but are calling on Senate leaders to craft a bill that goes further than previous legislation passed in 2015. “The American people have given Republicans an historic opportunity to […]

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Obamacare Repeal Must Be on Day One: Congress Has No Excuses

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm   /   Friends

In less than three weeks’ time, when Donald Trump becomes our next president, he will take an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is fitting, then, that Trump has committed to repealing and replacing one of his predecessor’s most infamous unconstitutional policies, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. […]

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7 Years On, Obamacare Is Less Pro-Life Than Anything We Were Told

Posted: December 15, 2016 at 3:32 pm   /   Friends

Open enrollment for Obamacare plans is well under way, having started Nov. 1 and running through Jan. 31, 2017. Not only is Obamacare proving unaffordable to millions of Americans—it is proving unconscionable for pro-life Americans who don’t want to pay for health care plans that cover abortion on demand or lack transparency about such coverage. […]

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Fearmongering Harry Reid Is Spewing Lies About Obamacare

Posted: December 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm   /   Friends

Democrats have lied about Obamacare from the beginning, but outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., apparently intends to tell the biggest lie of all as he exits the Washington scene. In an interview about whether Republicans in Congress would make good on their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Reid said, “You […]

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Conservatives Split From GOP Leaders Over Quick Obamacare Repeal

Posted: December 14, 2016 at 2:25 pm   /   Friends

GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill are committed to using a budget tool called reconciliation to send a bill repealing Obamacare to President-elect Donald Trump’s desk. Though Republicans are settled on getting rid of the Affordable Care Act, fault lines have emerged between GOP lawmakers who disagree on when, exactly, the health care law should be […]

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Obamacare May Soon Be Over. Here’s What Americans Have Thought of the Law Since 2010.

Posted: December 13, 2016 at 11:41 am   /   Friends

In the midst of open enrollment for Obamacare, there is plenty of bad news for health law supporters, from skyrocketing premium rates to diminished insurer participation. Public opinion remains steadily opposed to the law. While some tracking polls try to highlight satisfaction with individual components of the law, Obamacare as a whole has largely been […]

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It’s Not True Obamacare Insures 20 Million. Here Are the Real Numbers.

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm   /   Friends

One of the most frequently heard claims from the Obama administration is that Obamacare is responsible for insuring 20 million adults who were previously uninsured. But Heritage research shows the administration’s figure is off by a few million. The Department of Health and Human Services claims that 20 million people have gained health coverage since […]

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How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement

Posted: December 8, 2016 at 12:17 pm   /   Friends

As Republicans prepare to hammer out the details of a replacement for Obamacare, governors and state insurance commissioners are asking for a seat at the table. Under the Affordable Care Act, much of the regulatory framework that in the past fell to states and their respective insurance commissioners was transferred to the federal government, which […]

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