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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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Obamacare Success Means Now is the Time for Universal Healthcare

Obamacare Success Means Now is the Time for Universal Healthcare
It's official - the Affordable Care Act is a success by every one of the law's measures. Healthcare costs are rising at the slowest rate in 50 years, and healthcare deficit spending is falling.

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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VIDEO: President Obama Speaks at the Civil Rights Summit

VIDEO: President Obama Speaks at the Civil Rights Summit
President Barack Obama spoke at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ School of Public Affairs here in Austin. His speech addressed voting rights, the necessity of safety net programs, and the work we still must do to move ahead. Video and full transcript after the flip.
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Obama Celebrates ACA Milestone in MI Speech, Crowd Laughs At GOP Repeal Fixation

Obama Celebrates ACA Milestone in MI Speech, Crowd Laughs At GOP Repeal Fixation

President Barack Obama was again passionate in defending his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, yesterday in a visit to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama riled up young constituents who seemed very much to agree with him.
What's like the movie "Ground Hog Day", but should be named the "Meanwhich"? 
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Ted Cruz: Jesus Hates Health Care, aka Some Stuff About Religious Liberty at Risk

Ted Cruz: Jesus Hates Health Care, aka Some Stuff About Religious Liberty at Risk
Possible Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Barack Obama's health care law, that could threaten their liberties. The Texas Republican and tea party favorite used his appearance here at the Virginia school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell to test a message to young evangelicals, a critical voting bloc for any Republican with White House ambitions.
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Alan Suderman and Philip Elliott
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16 of US's Top 17 Drug Companies Have Board Members Who Teach at Medical Hospitals

16 of US's Top 17 Drug Companies Have Board Members Who Teach at Medical Hospitals
Pharmaceutical company payments to doctors extend far beyond rank-and-file clinicians — and deep into the leadership of America’s teaching hospitals. A team of researchers examined the boards of the 50 largest drug companies and found that 40 percent — 19 companies — had at least one board member who also held a leadership role at an academic medical center. Sixteen of the 17 companies based in the United States had at least one. Several had more than one.
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Charles Ornstein
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Number of Deaths Attributable to States Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion: Between 7,115 and 17,104

Number of Deaths Attributable to States Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion: Between 7,115 and 17,104
While Virginia Republicans grow their beards, act like stupid frat boys, and generally treat the entire issue of Medicaid expansion like a joke, back in the real world, these Republicans are hurting hundreds of thousands of Virginians. Actually, they're not just hurting them, they're doing far worse than that.
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VA Speaker Bill 'ALEC' Howell Single-Handedly Stopping Medicaid Expansion

VA Speaker Bill 'ALEC' Howell Single-Handedly Stopping Medicaid Expansion
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, or have buried your head in the ideological sand, you should have noticed the newspaper editorials calling for Medicaid Expansion in Virginia. Virginia hospitals, health insurance plans, physicians, consumer groups, Chambers of Commerce, and even Republicans and former appointees of Governor McDonnell SUPPORT closing the coverage gap. What's the problem then? Speaker of the House of Delegates William “Bill” Howell.
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Dr. Christopher Lillis
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Religious Freedom and Birth Control: A Reading List for the Hobby Lobby Cases

Religious Freedom and Birth Control: A Reading List for the Hobby Lobby Cases
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods birth control cases, the most significant religious-freedom cases in at least a generation. The central issue is whether or not companies whose owners have deep-seated religious objections to some forms of contraception should be required to provide birth control benefits to employees. A ruling isn’t expected until the end of June, so there’s plenty of time to do some background reading.
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Nina Martin
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