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Another Anti-Obamacare Ad Fail in CO: Subject Actually HELPED by ACA

Another Anti-Obamacare Ad Fail in CO: Subject Actually HELPED by ACA
Another anti-Obamacare ad posted by Americans for Prosperity has failed to pass even a modicum of scrutiny. Turns out the lady at the center of the ad wasn't hurt by the ACA at all. In fact, her husband's high blood pressure medication was covered under Obama's signature legislation.
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Thanks to Obamacare, Rate of Uninsured in CO Plummets

Thanks to Obamacare, Rate of Uninsured in CO Plummets
The numbers are in, and they unequivocally lead to one conclusion: Obamacare is working. Colorado's uninsured rate has dropped to 11% from the 17% it was before the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
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The Right’s Plan to Kill the Birth Control Benefit

The Right’s Plan to Kill the Birth Control Benefit
Why is the Becket Fund expending so much time and money fighting against filling out a form—a requirement that, at first blush, seems like no big deal? As you’ll see, the implications of this brilliant legal strategy are anything but boring.
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Less Government Oversight Means Safer Chicken, Thinks No One

Less Government Oversight Means Safer Chicken, Thinks No One
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final rule on a new inspection system for poultry products. The system will transfer a majority of poultry inspections from government inspectors to self-policing by the companies themselves.
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Like Kryptonite to Conservatives: Medicare Doing Better Than We Thought!

Like Kryptonite to Conservatives: Medicare Doing Better Than We Thought!
Medicare and Social Security are in even better fiscal shape than we previously realized. Let's take a look at this Conservative kyrptonite: the massive success of Social Security and Medicare. (Added bonus: Affordable Care Act seems to be helping stabilize both!)
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Big Pharma Battles Doctors Over Costly Drug for Infants

Big Pharma Battles Doctors Over Costly Drug for Infants
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The dispute involves new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which say medical evidence shows the drug benefits few children other than very young preemies.
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Lindsey Tanner
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Who Could Possibly Oppose a Pact Aiding the Disabled? Take a Guess.

Who Could Possibly Oppose a Pact Aiding the Disabled? Take a Guess.
Conservative Republicans continue to embarrass America by blocking Senate ratification of a U.N. treaty that’s designed to help disabled people, which they hate because they believe (without any factual evidence) that it threatens American sovereignty.
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How the Recent Obamacare Ruling Could Play Out in Pennsylvania’s Gubernatorial Race

How the Recent Obamacare Ruling Could Play Out in Pennsylvania’s Gubernatorial Race
In case you missed the troubling news about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this week, two federal appeals courts delivered conflicting rulings on, as RH Reality Check‘s Jessica Mason Pieklo described it, “whether or not the text of the [ACA] allows the federal government to subsidize insurance premiums in its federally run exchanges.”
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Scandal! Obamacare Forces Insurers to Refund Nearly $3M to Coloradans

Scandal! Obamacare Forces Insurers to Refund Nearly $3M to Coloradans
For all the trolling inspired by the boogeyman that is Obamacare, the actual laws and benefits reaped by consumers under the Affordable Care Act are wildly popular. Who would've thought that $2.7 million in rebate checks — just in the state of Colorado — might be something that people want?
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Republicans OK With Raising Taxes, but Only When It Hurts Obamacare

Republicans OK With Raising Taxes, but Only When It Hurts Obamacare
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange took to Facebook yesterday and bragged about his role in a federal appeals' court decision in Halbig vs Burwell. This is the case that attempts to end ACA tax credits for families in states that participate in the federal marketplace — a group that includes Alabama. When families lose those credits, their federal tax bills will rise. Mark your calendar, because this is surely an enormous reversal of the long-time GOP mantra of "no taxes, no where, no how."
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