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  • Who Receives Medicaid? A State-by-State Breakdown

    07/21/2017 8:31:36 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    Center for American Progress ^ | 7/20/2017 | Rachel West and Katherine Gallagher Robbins
    Dismantling Medicaid is at the heart of President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress’ agenda. President Trump proposed cutting Medicaid by half in his budget, and Congress has proposed taking an ax to the program both through their repeal of the Affordable Care Act as well as through their budget blueprints. In all cases, these cuts to health coverage and services for children, people with disabilities, seniors, and low-income adults whom Medicaid serves would be used to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and corporations. These cuts would have devastating consequences for the individuals, families, and communities that Medicaid serves....
  • Factcheck: Harry Reid overstates success of Obamacare

    01/09/2014 5:02:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Philly [dot] com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Lori Robertson
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid incorrectly claimed that 9 million Americans “have health care that didn’t have it before” because of the Affordable Care Act. That figure includes an unknown number who previously had insurance but switched to a policy sold through the exchanges, plus an unknown number of Medicaid recipients who renewed their coverage. Reid made the statement on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Jan. 5, saying: Reid, Jan. 5: [R]ight now, as we speak, there are 9 million Americans … who have health care that didn’t have it before. We have, as you know, we have 3 million...
  • Over 100K New Jersey Residents to Lose Their Affordable Health Plans under Obamacare

    08/19/2013 10:23:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | August 19, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    The latest casualty of Obamacare may be a low-cost New Jersey health-care policy. Though President Obama promised “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period,” that will not be the case for approximately 106,000 New Jersey residents whose plans will disappear under the law.Known as the “basic and essential,” or B&E, health-care plans, the policy costs as little as a couple hundred dollars per month and is the choice of 71 percent of New Jersey residents on the individual insurance market. It provides minimum coverage for things such as doctor’s visits...
  • ObamaCare's Secret History: How a Pfizer CEO and Big Pharma colluded with the White House

    06/12/2012 5:54:08 PM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    On Friday House Republicans released more documents that expose the collusion between the health-care industry and the White House that produced ObamaCare, and what a story of crony capitalism it is. If the trove of emails proves anything, it's that the Tea Party isn't angry enough. Over the last year, the Energy and Commerce Committee has taken Nancy Pelosi's advice to see what's in the Affordable Care Act and how it passed. The White House refused to cooperate beyond printing out old press releases, but a dozen trade groups turned over thousands of emails and other files. A particular focus...
  • Rachel Maddow: Calling the Republicans' Bluff on Health Care Reform (ALL PROFITS SUCK?)

    08/10/2009 8:24:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,235+ views
    Video Cafe ^ | 7/31/09 | Heather
    The Rachel Maddow Show: Calling the Republicans' Bluff on Health Care ReformBy Heather Friday Jul 31, 2009 6:00pm Rachel Maddow talks to Rep. Anthony Weiner, who threw down the gauntlet on health care reform, and forced the Republicans to vote on an amendment abolishing Medicare. Rachel reports on the battle going on between those in Congress who are representing the interests of the insurance companies, and those representing the interests of their constituents. Maddow: As for the many, many cries against a publicly funded insurance plan, well Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York is all over it. Congressman Weiner...