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Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no shortage of personal stories like this out there. The Democrats should be actively seeking such stories and presenting them to the public. Vetting the stories will be important, to avoid the egg-on-face nature of many of the anti-Obamacare ads, but this shouldn't be all that hard to accomplish.

Friday Talking Points -- Scary Medicine

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney opened up several new lines of attack on his taxes this week -- such as labeling him "Mister Thirteen Percent" for his admitted tax rate. Even juicier is attacking what Mitt Romney would pay under Paul Ryan's budget plan.

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Suggestions for Obama's Medicare Counterproposal

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be very easy for whatever Obama comes up with to look a lot better than just handing seniors a voucher and saying: "Good luck with that medical insurance marketplace."

Let's Not Return to the Days of Health Insurance Abuse

Sen. Sherrod Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Sherrod Brown

In America, a family should never be forced into bankruptcy because a child gets sick. In America, an Ohio family shouldn't be denied coverage if it r...

Amanda Terkel

Repealing Health Care Reform Could Force 3 Million Seniors Repay The Gov't $250

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Three million senior citizens could each have to repay the government $250 if health care reform is repealed, according to two Democratic ...

Grassley A No-Show At Debate With Conlin

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Democratic Senate candidate Roxanne Conlin debated Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) Sunday, although Grassley was not actually prese...

Medicare at 45: Health Reform Means New Benefits for Seniors

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

This year is an especially happy birthday for Medicare because the new health reform law makes it easier for seniors to afford to see a doctor, fill a prescription, and receive free preventive screenings for serious diseases.

Dispelling the Lies: What Health Reform Actually Means for Seniors

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

For seniors now, Medicare is actually stronger, you can keep your same doctor, and your benefits will improve -- with no co-pay for preventative services and with a $250 rebate for the donut hole.

Change to Believe in or Focus for Hate-Mongering?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

With their anger and vitriol, Republicans and Tea Partiers are banking on Americans rejecting health insurance reform. But their plan is in peril. Americans appear to be embracing hope and change in health care.

Silence of the Lambs

Diana Meehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diana Meehan

I'm an ethical being and I'm tired of living in a wealthy society that does not care for the most vulnerable in our midst -- the elderly, the children, the poor and, yes, the women.

Health Care Advocates: We Can't Let Up Now

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Important change does not come easily. But it marched forward in Washington on Sunday. The vote in the House of Representatives in favor of health c...

Republicans in Fantasyland: Health Care Reform Repeal "Impossible"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As an indication of how broken our media is, they are now wasting valuable air-time discussing Republicans' "plans" to repeal health care reform, an almost impossible event.

Is Health Reform Exhaustion a Pre-Existing Condition?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Now that it is nearly certain that health care reform will pass, it's time to figure out what it will mean for all of us. What's really in the legislation for you and when will you get it?

The White House Weighs In On Health Reform -- What's Next?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The President is outlining what he considers a reasonable resolution of the two bills. Will it work? Consider this: The alternative is no legislation at all.

Does the Senate Bill Hurt Retirees?

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schurenberg

The Senate bill is all but certain to be approved, but the question has been raised: Does reform make things worse for retirees?

Erasing the Doughnut Hole for All Seniors -- A Senate Revolt Against Big Pharma Brewing!

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

An amendment offered by Senator Ben Nelson [D-FL] would reportedly lower the health care reform bill's cost by an additional $86 billion without reducing services.

Congressman Elijah Cummings: It's Our Moral Responsibility

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

I talked extensively with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and what is apparent is the Congressman's passion to reform our nation's health care system.