health care

Red Herring Alert: Subsidies in Place Before Obamacare, But Now Poor People Get 'Em, Too

Red Herring Alert: Subsidies in Place Before Obamacare, But Now Poor People Get 'Em, Too
People love to complain that Obamacare is a free handout. But subsidies (i.e. "free stuff") were in place for health care before we ever had the law. Only difference? Now poorer people get the discounts, too. Apparently that makes certain people very angry.
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Obamacare Hearing Ends In Disarray: GOPers Leave After Numbers Don't Back Their Faulty Claims

Obamacare Hearing Ends In Disarray: GOPers Leave After Numbers Don't Back Their Faulty Claims
An anti-Obamacare hearing ended in disarray when Republicans didn't hear the answers they were fishing for. Right wing House members left the committee hearing early, leaving the floor open for Democrats to celebrate Obama's signature achievement without any Republican response.
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Now That Obamacare is Up and Running, New HHS Sec Pick Makes the Rounds

Now That Obamacare is Up and Running, New HHS Sec Pick Makes the Rounds
Sylvia Mathews Burwell will have to run a Senate committee gauntlet before being confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary. But detractors will have to call attention to Obama's now-successful healthcare overhaul, better known as Obamacare.
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Koch Group's Dubious 'Obamacare Victim' Has Donated Thousands to Conservative Causes

Koch Group's Dubious 'Obamacare Victim' Has Donated Thousands to Conservative Causes
Both with efforts and money, Carol Perry has been a staunch ally in the conservative cause — everything from gun control to rallying like-minded voters. Now, she's being marched out by Americans for Prosperity as the poster of Obamacare victims. Considering the source (and the source of the source) can we really consider Perry's story to be reliable?
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VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care

VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was on The Politics Hour Sunday, and had some strong words for the House Republicans refusing to expand Medicaid, saying they were playing politics and that "they have failed to do their job" of governing.
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Workers at Fed Health Care Call Center Alleges Unpaid OT

Workers at Fed Health Care Call Center Alleges Unpaid OT
Customer service workers at a call center for insurance exchanges established under the federal health care overhaul have sued their employer in federal court, saying they were forced to work unpaid overtime.
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Rebecca Boone
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VIDEO: The Stealth War on Abortion, Explained

VIDEO: The Stealth War on Abortion, Explained
Sam Seder interviews Rolling Stone editor Janet Reitman on the vast amounts of dark money and influence the anti-choice movement has on local elections and governments. The movement has insidiously and successfully infiltrated many statehouses, with legislation denying abortion and limiting women's own health choices the result.
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Dems, GOP Seek to Define Issues Ahead of 2014 Elections

Dems, GOP Seek to Define Issues Ahead of 2014 Elections
Ten months to next year's midterm elections, Democrats are determined to make Congress' slim production of fewer than 60 laws and plenty of incompletes — on immigration, gun control, tax reform and basic spending bills — a defining issue, heaping much of the blame on the GOP-led House for obstructing President Barack Obama's second-term agenda.
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Donna Cassata
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One More Complete Media Fail: The Health Insurance 'Deadline'

One More Complete Media Fail: The Health Insurance 'Deadline'
The stories have come fast and furious over the past few months, all hinting at (or yelling about) the looming healthcare deadline. That deadline has since passed, but people can still get insurance. It just won't start on January 1st.
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Bernie Sanders: 'We Have to Get Away from These Junk, Inadequate Insurance Programs and Provide Real Coverage'

Bernie Sanders: 'We Have to Get Away from These Junk, Inadequate Insurance Programs and Provide Real Coverage'
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is never one to mince words: "As a nation, we should not be proud that people have quote-unquote health insurance, think they're covered, and then when they end up in the hospital they find that they have at most a few thousand dollars in coverage."
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