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Henry Waxman, Key Democrat and Force for Health Care Law, Is to Retire
He has been unapologetic about the health care law during its troubled rollout in the fall, and he said that he was confident it would survive and that its use as a political weapon would diminish. “I'm proud of the Affordable Care Act,” he said. “I …
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Supporters of health care coverage bill to gather before Tuesday hearing
With the passage and rocky implementation of the so-called Affordable Care Act – known widely as “Obamacare” – millions of individuals and families who previously had health insurance have been kicked off their existing plans. To help the thousands …
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Rival crystal clear on health care act
Ballston. Jim Fischer was among the many Americans stunned to learn that their health insurance plans were being canceled shortly after President Barack Obama's landmark health care reforms started to take effect last year. He found a new plan with a …
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NYSSCPA to Offer Free Workshop to Explain the New Healthcare Law
New York, NY – February 3rd, 2014 – As the March 31st enrollment deadline looms, you know you need to know more about the Affordable Care Act, but you don't know exactly what it is you need to ask. The New York State Society of CPAs is offering a …
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Tenn. lawmakers seek to block health care law
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Republican lawmakers are taking on the Affordable Care Act with a new bill that would bar state and local governments — and possibly also companies that do business with them — from buying health insurance through the …
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Obama, O'Reilly battle over health care, Benghazi, IRS
In a pre-Super Bowl rumble, President Obama and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly jousted Sunday over the health care law, the attack in Benghazi, and claims that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative organizations. Obama expressed regret for …
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Despite Fumbles, Obama Defends Health Care Law
DALLAS — President Obama strongly defended his signature health care law on Wednesday in the largest state that has refused to participate, as rattled Senate Democrats called for changing or delaying key parts of the new health coverage.
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Democrats Try To Tweak Health Care Law
Are you worried that the healthcare.gov rollout will affect your campaign for re-election next year? LANDRIEU: Well, first of all, I think it's important to remember that Crossroads was against the Affordable Care Act before it was a bill. They've been …
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Sebelius assures fixes are being made to HealthCare.gov
Sebelius, appearing before the Senate Finance Committee, rejected calls from politicians in both parties to delay aspects of the health-care law, including by extending the initial open enrollment period beyond March 31 for buying insurance on the new …
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House Republicans Argue for Delay in Health Law Penalties
WASHINGTON — House Republicans said Wednesday that chaos in the first nine days of open enrollment under President Obama's health care law would justify a delay in major provisions of the law, including tax penalties for people who go without …
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Obama: I'm Willing to Negotiate Health Care Law — but Not Until Shutdown Ends
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's willing to negotiate changes to his signature health care law and to find ways to reduce spending, but stresses he will not bargain until after Congress reopens the government and passes a new debt …
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Republican leaders considering Plan B to stop healthcare law
Wednesday is the first of several procedural votes, a process that could stretch through the weekend as Cruz tries to block Senate Democrats, who have the majority, from stripping the provisions defunding the healthcare law. Boehner would have just …
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Obama defends healthcare law, urges House to OK immigration bill
WASHINGTON — President Obama offered a vigorous, lengthy defense of his healthcare law Friday, dismissing Republican attempts to block it as an “ideological fixation.” In a preview of the message Democrats will carry into the 2014 midterm elections …
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Obama slams GOP over 'holy grail' of blocking healthcare law
Obama said blocking the Affordable Healthcare Act has become Republicans' "holy grail" and an "ideological fixation." He also criticized the push among conservatives to shut down the federal government unless Obama agrees to defund the healthcare law.
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Obama touts healthcare bill, says it helped American into remission, compares
While the American people may not be too keen on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, Obama himself cannot speak highly enough of the bill. At his first full press conference in months, Obama discussed his …
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Health-care law is tied to new caps on work hours for part-timers
For Kevin Pace, the president's health-care law could have meant better health insurance. Instead, it produced a pay cut. Like many of his colleagues, the adjunct music professor at Northern Virginia Community College had managed to assemble a hefty …
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Health care law education funding: just 58 cents in MI
(AP) – Just five states will spend less per capita than Michigan to get the word out about the federal health care law. Michigan's $ 5.7 million in outreach spending amounts to 58 cents per resident, according to data compiled by The Associated Press …
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Sebelius recruits women to blog about health law
CHICAGO — President Barack Obama's administration is courting female bloggers to play a role in a massive campaign aimed at informing the public about the benefits of the new health care law. Over breakfast at a blogging conference Thursday in Chicago …
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As health care law nears, Crescent lands grant
Soon health insurance will be available for all. However, the new federal law governing the rollout and the enrollment process promise to be complex. Crescent Community Health Center in Dubuque hopes to help tri-state residents through the process, and …
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What now? Q&A about latest snag in federal health care law
FILE – In this March 23, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama's health care law, hailed as his most significant legislative achievement, seems to …
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For US Employers, Health Care Reform Is a Watching and Waiting Game
Comments. Understanding the implementation plans for the health care law passed in 2010 is a complicated job for even the most seasoned policy wonks. A cascading series of deadlines, operating systems, and reporting rules have to be arranged, tested, …
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GOP: Obamacare Delay Is Proof Health Care Law Is Failing, Still Needs To Be
The California lawmaker who was instrumental in ensuring the law's passage when she was speaker of the House insisted that Americans will soon benefit from increased access to affordable health care. Democrats have always been dogged by the fact that …
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North Carolina's abortion-law sham
In fact, disrespect for process is a disturbing commonality in many of these proposed restrictions and further evidence of their true intent. Any law that will limit women's access to abortion and to much other health care deserves a public hearing …
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Obamacare's employer mandate shouldn't be delayed. It should be repealed.
Be that as it may, the regulatory solution reflects the fact that the legislative process around the health-care law is completely broken. Republicans won't pass any legislation that makes the law work better. Improving the law, they fear, will weaken …
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Health-care law a point of contention in Quist-Walz debate
Quist called the health care bill "discriminatory" saying it unfairly penalizes married couples because they will end up having to pay more for health insurance than single people who are living together. He said this is a prime example of the …
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Poll: Four in 10 believe in health law 'death panels'
About four in 10 U.S. adults believe that President Obama's healthcare reform law will create "death panels" to decide patients' fitness for care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK survey. Support for the widely challenged claim has remained …
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Where is Republican anger over Obama's health-care law?
What ever happened to the political power of Republican anger over President Obama's health-care reform? GOP candidates used anxiety over changes to the nation's health-care system — which they derisively called “Obamacare” — to win big in the 2010 …
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Debate on health care, law heats up
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that while he intends to dismantle the Obama administration's health care law if elected, he will retain several key provisions, including coverage for pre-existing conditions. In an interview aired …
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The Real Health Care Bill Is Passing in Silence
But the real health care bill is sailing through Congress without public knowledge or debate. It's called the Farm Bill, or the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012. Each year, the average American eats 1,996 pounds, or nearly one ton, of …
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How Brown, Warren Would Tackle Health Care
Warren's early health care memories start with her mother, putting her hand on Elizabeth's hot forehead. “Then she'd always look up and recite the doctor bill, how much was outstanding. And then she'd make the calculation, how sick was I and whether or …
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