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Gop Health Care Reform

A Tale of Two Siblings, the ACA, and the Supreme Court

Drew Altman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Drew Altman, Ph.D.

There is a part of the Affordable Care Act that is not at all working as originally envisioned, because the Supreme Court dramatically altered the structure of the law when it ruled that the expansion of Medicaid should be voluntary for states.

GOP Uses Obamacare Delay As Latest Reason To Push Repeal

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans seized upon the administration's abrupt delay of the employer mandate in the health care law as fresh evidence that Presiden...

GOP Obamacare Proposal Met With Veto Threat, Conservative Backlash

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- After dozens of attempts to overturn the new health care law, House Republicans on Wednesday took a different...

On Health Care, Conservatives Protest Too Much

Drew Altman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Drew Altman, Ph.D.

Out in the real world of health insurance, beneath the politicized debate about Obamacare, the vision of health insurance that conservatives have always championed -- high deductible plans that give consumers lots of "skin in the game" -- is steadily prevailing in the marketplace.

GOP Rep. On Health Care Law: 'Repeal Anything That Is Left Standing' After SCOTUS Decision

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans intend to seek quick repeal of any parts of the health care law that survive a widely anticipated Supreme Cour...

Republicans Launch New Attack On Health Care Reform

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

* Republican probe cites two groups used in ad campaign * Democrats say probe wastes time, finds nothing new WASHINGTON,...

Sam Stein

GOP 2012 Hopeful Retaliates Against Health Care Reform Claims | Sam Stein | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Governor Mitch Daniel's office is downplaying, if not fully disregarding, a 2003 story that claims he favored requiring all Amer...

Obama Tells Republicans Nice Try On Push For Health Care Records

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama once promised that negotiations over his health care overhaul would be carried out openly, in front of TV ca...

GOP Mounts Medicaid Ambush

Mother Jones | Suzy Khimm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After President Obama and House Republicans released their budgets this week, deficit hawks complained loudly that neither party was brave enough to t...

Lawmakers Reap Cash From Health-Related Groups

The Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While it is well-known that health-care and health-insurance providers and companies donated heavily while the bill was being drafted, a new study of ...

Is The Affordable Care Act ReallyUnconstitutional?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The problem with debating how what the Constitution says about commodities applies to healthcare is that healthcare is not a commodity.

GOP: Health Care Repeal Defeat Is Step Toward Victory In 2012

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — To hear Senate Republicans tell it, the defeat of their attempt to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul was really a victory ...

The Uneasy Ties Of Americans & Their Government

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Back when the big health care law was little more than a dream, a prominent figure spoke out against the idea of forcing people to ...

In Turnabout, Democrats Allege GOP Dropped The Ball On Job Focus

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans won dozens of elections last fall after claiming Democrats had focused too little on creating jobs. Now GOP lawmakers s...

Fact Check: GOP Health Care Reform Claim Appears Shaky

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans pushing to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul warn that 650,000 jobs will be lost if the law is allow...

Chuck Schumer Calls Out GOP Leadership On Health Care Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took aim at GOP leadership Tuesday, asking if incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) would ask Republicans see...

Health Care Reform Splits GOP: Republicans Divided On How To Replace Law

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans are promising to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care overhaul if they win control of Congress. But ...

Health Care Reform Battle Brewing In Anticipation Of Potential GOP Election Wave

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — If you thought passing the health care overhaul was messy, wait until Republicans try to repeal it if they regain power this fall. ...

The Trumped-Up Constitutional Case To Trump Health Care Reform

Simon Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

These suits were crafted, not to prevail in court but to continue a political messaging strategy of stoking fears that the legislation portends a vast and unprecedented "government take-over" of health care.

Dems Adopted Conservative Cost-Control Principles In Health Care Bill, GOP Ceded Control Of Their Own Debate

The New Republic | Neera Tanden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By unilaterally ceding control over the contents of the health bill, Republicans have also ceded any claim to the policy innovations therein. Ideas th...

Health Care Post-Mortem: Dems Feel the Wind at Their Back, GOP Hoisted With Its Own Cynical Petard

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The lives of millions of Americans will be improved because of what the Democrats have done. The Republicans, meanwhile, have been hoisted with their own deeply cynical petard.

The Most OUTRAGEOUS Quotes From The Health Care Reform Debate

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Bincknes and Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout the months of debate, negotiating and vote-switching on health care reform there has been one constant -- the often outrageous and apocalyp...

Jason Linkins

Health Care Opponents Demonize 'Deem And Pass' As The Media Gets It Wrong [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another day in the health care reform debate brings with it another battle over parliamentary procedure, and another example of the media struggling t...

'The Blair House Project': GOP Spoofs Health Care Summit With 'Blair Witch' Movie Trailer

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Republican Congressional Committee is slamming President Obama's bipartisan health-care summit with an edgy Web ad that compares Thursday...

Nick Wing

Bachmann: Health Care Reform Amounts To 'Gangster Government' | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) joined fellow controversy-prone Republican Congressional candidate, Allen Quist, at a health care forum on Monday, and sugg...