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Alabama + Obamacare = Success Story

Alabama + Obamacare = Success Story
With all the doomsday predictions and nightmare scenarios, a first doctor visit using a newly minted Obamacare card should have been a disaster. Strangely enough, it went smooth as silk.
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SC Sen Candidate: IRS 'Brown Shirts' Will Enforce Obamacare With Semi-automatic Rifles

 SC Sen Candidate: IRS 'Brown Shirts' Will Enforce Obamacare With Semi-automatic Rifles
At a speech in August, South Carolina state senator Lee Bright, who is challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham for the Republican nomination, warned that IRS “Brown Shirts” might start enforcing Obamacare with semiautomatic rifles.
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Mitch McConnell Holding Captive Audience Meetings With Hospital Employees

Mitch McConnell Holding Captive Audience Meetings With Hospital Employees
In Kentucky, it can be difficult to find out where Mitch McConnell is going to be speaking. Team Mitch keeps that sort of information close to the vest. However, Mitch McConnell loves to brag about meeting with folks after the fact. Even when the meetings are closed to the public — or held for an audience arguably held captive.
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Don’t Call PA's Proposed Medicaid Plan an ‘Expansion’

Don’t Call PA's Proposed Medicaid Plan an ‘Expansion’
It’s a Frankenstein plan. The state is calling it “Healthy PA,” which is a laudable goal, especially considering the state earned an overall health ranking of 29 in a recent nationwide analysis, and Philadelphia in particular is suffering a dire crisis in maternal and infant health.
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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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Republicans Grumble as Obama Gives an Extra Day to Sign Up for ACA

Republicans Grumble as Obama Gives an Extra Day to Sign Up for ACA
President Obama postponed by a day the deadline to sign up for January coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Republicans, upset that Americans are signing up in record numbers, are attempting to cast the move as another failure, though 850,000 visitors passed through the site Monday alone.
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My $55,000 Migraine

My $55,000 Migraine
The reason to sign up for health insurance is not only to stay healthy, but also to avoid financial ruin in the event that disaster strikes. Ask yourself if you can afford a $30,000 appendectomy, or a $40,000 ovarian cyst, or a $12,000 broken arm.
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'Clearly Political': Obama Delayed EPA, Healthcare Rules Ahead of Election

'Clearly Political': Obama Delayed EPA, Healthcare Rules Ahead of Election
The Obama administration "systematically" delayed enacting a series of rules on health care and the environment ahead of the 2012 elections, The Washington Post reported Saturday based on documents and interviews obtained by the news agency.
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Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Cost TX $9 Billion

Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Cost TX $9 Billion
A new study by the Commonwealth Fund, "How States Stand to Gain or Lose Federal Funds by Opting In or Out of the Medicaid Expansion," shows that Texas clearly stands to lose the most of any state. Because of Rick Perry's refusal to expand Medicaid, Texas will forego over $9 billion in federal funds while Perry holds out for a Medicaid block grant that he'll never get.
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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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