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Business Lobby Seeks Major Push On Immigration

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the US Chamber of Commerce says the nation's biggest business lobby intends to "pull out all the stops" to pass a...

Health Care Tax Penalty To Hit Nearly 6 Million Uninsured People

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's h...

One-Quarter Of Americans Don't Understand Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

Wondering why so many Americans so passionately oppose the new health care law? A new poll offers an explanation: Many believe that they'll be on the ...

The Affordable Care Act, Practically Speaking

Kenneth Davis | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Kenneth Davis

The ACA is without question the most sweeping piece of social welfare legislation since the New Deal. It is complicated and, whether you like it or not, it must be implemented.

Michael McAuliff

White House To Dems: Go On Offense On Taxes, Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is telling Democrats to go on offense over health care and taxes. That's after the Supreme Court upheld the constitut...

Cause and Effect: Health Care's New Tax

John J. Castellani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John J. Castellani

With this new political brouhaha, my fear is that the highly-charged political environment surrounding health care reform will interfere with the monumental task of implementation.

Reid Eyes Payroll Tax Hike On Wealthy Americans

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering a plan for higher payroll taxes on the upper-income earners to help finance health care l...

Cadillac Tax: Congress Is Split On Reform Effort To Tax Costly Health Care Plans

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A proposed tax on high-cost, or "Cadillac," health insurance plans has touched off a fierce clash between the Senate and the House as they wrestle ove...

Obama Tells House Democrats He Supports Senate Tax On Cadillac Health Care Plans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama signaled to House Democratic leaders Wednesday that they'll have to drop their opposition to taxing high-end...

Paying for Health Care Reform: Part 1

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

The critical question of how to pay for health care reform seems more difficult than it needs to be, as Congress has chosen to rely on a reform strategy that depends on competition.

Shame Is the Name of the Game

Beth Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beth Shulman

The GOP are shameless in their arguments against Democratic approaches to health care reform. We need health care for every American, regardless of income, and the rich should pay their share.

Mitch Albom, "Compassionate" Chronicler of Sickness, Bashes Health Care Reform and Defends Richest 1%

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Mitch "Tuesdays with Morrie" Albom has made millions writing books about sick people. I've always assumed that he is a somewhat compassionate human being but his new column proves me wrong.

Tax On 'Gold-Plated' Health Care Plans Gains Ground

politico.com | MIKE ALLEN | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House officials are embracing a plan to tax "gold-plated, Cadillac" insurance policies, giving momentum to an idea that is receiving bipartisan ...

Sam Stein

Shocker: Steele Agrees With Obama On Key Health Care Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his speech Monday morning denouncing the president's efforts to overhaul the health care system as a socialistic experiment run amok, Michael Steel...

GOP Pushing Hidden Health Care Tax on All Americans, Not Reform

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Many Republicans would do nothing to reform health care and would instead leave in place the hidden $1,800 a year tax on all Americans.

Joe Six-Pack Demands Answers From Anti-Union McCain & Co.

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

Like many Republicans, McCain has made it clear that he feels about unions the way an Alaskan aerial hunter does about wolves -- best when dead.