health care reform

Media, Lobbyists Move Goalposts After VT Health Care Shows Measurable Progress

Media, Lobbyists Move Goalposts After VT Health Care Shows Measurable Progress
Vermont's health care exchange, Vermont Health Connect, is showing great progress after a shaky start. 75% of small businesses are already signed up. This hasn't stopped the media and lobbyists like Darcie Johnston from maintaining their spurious claims that the sky could fall at any moment.
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Issa'll Good: VT's Interpretation of ACA Likely to Withstand House Committee's Attacks

Issa'll Good: VT's Interpretation of ACA Likely to Withstand House Committee's Attacks
So, the inevitable has come to pass. The chief dirt-digger of Congressional Republicans, Darrell "Wrong Way" Issa, has turned his prosecutorial spotlight on Vermont's health care reform process. VTDigger's Andrew Stein dutifully writes up this nothingburger of a story:
Vermont... policy requires residents buying health insurance individually or through small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to purchase coverage on the state-run market. Friday, the House [Com
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'The Only True Republican Alternative to Obamacare is Nothingcare'

'The Only True Republican Alternative to Obamacare is Nothingcare'
On Thursday, as Republicans in Congress tried to come between Americans and their doctors with their 37th feckless attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, staunch progressive and champion of healthcare Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) stood up and offered his strong defense of the bill.
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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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Real Hunger Games: Hundreds of Disabled Americans Compete for One Wheelchair Accessible Van

Real Hunger Games: Hundreds of Disabled Americans Compete for One Wheelchair Accessible Van
In this contest, you can nominate a disabled American you know as a local hero and say why you think they deserve to win a wheelchair accessible van. Web visitors then vote on these individuals and whoever receives the most votes will win a van.
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Reid: 'We Want to Stop Obamacare' on the Uninsurables

Reid: 'We Want to Stop Obamacare' on the Uninsurables
The House bill, named the "Helping Sick Americans Now Act," would prop up a faltering program that helps people with pre-existing conditions get insurance, doing so by taking money away from the 2010 law's main prevention fund.
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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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Perry's Letter to TX: Increase Medicaid Co-Pays and Deductibles and Leave $100 Billion in Play

Perry's Letter to TX: Increase Medicaid Co-Pays and Deductibles and Leave $100 Billion in Play
Perry sent a letter to Texas's congressional delegation reaffirming his opposition to expanding Medicaid. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20th) responded, "Mr. Perry is hard-pressed to explain why the governor from the state with the most to gain is dead-set on standing in the way of Texas families having access to healthcare."
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Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire

Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire
New data show drug makers’ payments to hundreds of thousands of doctors, and some have made well over $500,000.
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Red States Overwhelmingly Choose to Hand Over Health Care Reins to the Feds

Red States Overwhelmingly Choose to Hand Over Health Care Reins to the Feds
The official count is in: the federal government will be running 26 exchanges for the states - the same states that theoretically hate "big government."
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