Ryan Gets the Band Back Together for His Plan to End Medicare

By: Wednesday September 28, 2011 12:15 pm

Paul Ryan is desperately trying to resuscitate his failed plan to end Medicare by offering it as the replacement element in the long-sought “repeal and replace” strategy for the Affordable Care Act. “Giving patients and consumers control over healthcare resources would make all Americans less dependent on big business and big government for our health [...]

Gruber Did Argue Contrary To Today’s Health Care Reform… In 2007

By: Friday January 8, 2010 6:48 pm

Kate Pickert becomes the latest journalist to talk about MIT health economist Jonathan Gruber’s disclosure problems. She agrees with the general journalist assessment that they should have been better and determining and disclosing Gruber’s relationship with the Obama Administration, but she adds that Gruber has a deep knowledge of the subject and has pretty much [...]

Rep. Joe Courtney: I Have 190 Democrats Against the Tax On “Cadillac” Health Insurance Plans

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 10:25 am

On a conference call put together by the Economic Policy Institute, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) said that he has the signatures of 190 Democrats on a letter opposed to the excise tax on high-end “Cadillac” insurance plans, and that stopping this tax was the “#1 priority” of the House of Representatives as they move to [...]

Labor Poll: Voters Do Not Like The Excise Tax

By: Thursday December 10, 2009 10:15 am

The Communications Workers of America are stepping up their battle against the excise tax on high-end insurance plans, favored strongly by the Obama Administration, by releasing a new poll showing strong opposition to the measure. Voters across all five regions and 2010 frontline Senate states are strongly opposed to taxing high-cost health insurance plans as [...]

Business Roundtable: Health Care Costs Would Balloon Under Status Quo

By: Thursday November 12, 2009 1:31 pm

The Business Roundtable, an organization representing the CEOs of the largest companies in America, has said in a new report that the status quo in health care is completely unsustainable. It’s something that’s been forgotten as the debate rages in Congress, but the fight over health care is essentially a fight over what will be [...]

What’s Next For The Health Care Bill

By: Monday November 9, 2009 9:13 am

With passage in the House, the action on the health care bill now moves to the Senate, where it has been stymied awaiting action from the Congressional Budget Office on various proposals that Harry Reid has submitted to them. There are reports that the CBO could release some scores by the end of this week. [...]

Large Majorities Oppose Taxing Expensive Health Care Policies

By: Tuesday October 20, 2009 7:43 am

The big story in that ABC/Washington Post poll released yesterday is that big margins support a public insurance option in health care reform, and prefer a bill with that element over a bill that is bipartisan and can attract Republican votes. In addition, the only slippage on health care in the poll for Obama comes [...]

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