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How the Shutdown Showdown Prepared Dems for Upcoming Battles Over Safety Nets

How the Shutdown Showdown Prepared Dems for Upcoming Battles Over Safety Nets
The Ted Cruz Republicans made a horrible mess of everything, and the country and the economy are far worse for the experience, but there is one clear victor out of all this — the Democrats. With upcoming battles over Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on the horizon, Dems need to remember the lessons learned in the shutdown debacle.
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Mike Lux
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Missouri Condemns Texas Gov Perry's Attempt to Poach Jobs

Missouri Condemns Texas Gov Perry's Attempt to Poach Jobs
Texas Governor Rick Perry (r) is making a trip to Missouri to supposedly poach jobs. The television and radio ad text running in Missouri from a press release from Governor Perry (r):
....This is Texas Governor Rick Perry. Like most businesses, Missouri companies are looking for stability in their state's business environment. Before they invest in the future, they want to know they're investing wisely.
Unfortunately your governor vetoed a bill that would have lowered taxes and controlled wasteful spendin
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Nearly 10 Million People to Remain Uninsured Without Medicaid Expansion at State Level

Nearly 10 Million People to Remain Uninsured Without Medicaid Expansion at State Level
Nearly two-thirds of uninsured low-income people who would qualify for subsidized coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law may be out of luck next year because their states have not expanded Medicaid.
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Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
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State Republicans Refuse Medicaid Vote, Cost Michiganders Billions

State Republicans Refuse Medicaid Vote, Cost Michiganders Billions
Despite appeals from small businesses, health care professionals, ordinary citizens, Michigan companies and job providers — and even Gov. Rick Snyder, their party's standard-bearer — Michigan's Senate Republicans went on summer vacation and refused to vote on a plan that would help more than 400,000 Michiganders (including 7,000 veterans) get access to health care.
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Praising Arizona: MO Medicaid 'Reformers' Make Jan Brewer Look Like the People's Champ

Praising Arizona: MO Medicaid 'Reformers' Make Jan Brewer Look Like the People's Champ
Both Missouri houses have appointed panels to prepare Medicaid "reform" legislation for the 2014 session. Sadly, the so-called reforms could be almost as bad as going without Medicaid entirely.
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Alabama Head Slammer: Doctors Required to Prove Citizenship

Alabama Head Slammer: Doctors Required to Prove Citizenship
As prompted by the state's new immigration laws, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners is requiring already-licensed and credentialed medical doctors to prove their citizenship. It's an asinine move that will, at best, waste a lot of time and government resources or, in the worst case scenario, take away doctors from a state already in dire need of better medical care.
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Time for a Tune Up: Health Care Isn't Like Buying a Car

Time for a Tune Up: Health Care Isn't Like Buying a Car
A story in today's edition of the New York Times once again raises questions about how we manage health care in the United States.
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National Review Writer Says Medicare Doesn’t Do Any Good and Should ‘Go Broke’

National Review Writer Says Medicare Doesn’t Do Any Good and Should ‘Go Broke’
National Review Online writer Kevin Williamson was on MSNBC today and claimed that Medicare and Social Security benefits are not important for seniors and that it would be best if they went “broke."
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Obama’s Social Security Benefit Cuts Would Disproportionately Harm African Americans

Obama’s Social Security Benefit Cuts Would Disproportionately Harm African Americans
The think tank Global Policy Solutions released a report that should cast further doubt on chained CPI. It finds that, if enacted, chained CPI “will disproportionately harm African Americans who have dramatically fewer sources of wealth to draw upon compared to whites.”
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The Cost of Military Health Care Has Almost Tripled Since 2001

The Cost of Military Health Care Has Almost Tripled Since 2001
The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program — the military's health care system.
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