Major Obamacare insurer backs away from double-digit rate hike prediction

Major Obamacare insurer backs away from double-digit rate hike prediction >by Jason Millman Updated: April 30 at 10:55 am |Re-Post| Major health insurers are continuing to report their first quarter of financial results under Obamacare’s new market rules, giving us insight into how they’re seeing the law’s new insurance marketplaces playing out. Wellpoint delivered its results Wednesday morning, following earnings from UnitedHealth Group and Aetna. 1. Wellpoint, the nation’s second-largest […]

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Re-post: 40 things the House could have done while it was busy repealing Obamacare

40 things the House could have done while it was busy repealing Obamacare >by: Geoffrey Cowley |08/02/13 06:42 PM—Updated 09/13/13 08:47 AM| What can you say about a U.S. House of Representatives that devotes the last day before summer recess to a futile exercise it has already performed 39 times? We’re talking, of course, about today’s 232-185 vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act, this time by prohibiting the […]

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Highlight: Top 16 myths about the health care law

Top 16 myths about the health care law >by Angie Drobnic Holan | Published on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 2:25 p.m.| Share this article: PolitiFact has been fact-checking claims about the federal health care law since lawmakers started drafting the legislation in 2009. Long controversial, the law has been no stranger to attacks by detractors. Here are 16 of the biggest falsehoods PolitiFact has rated.( Fact-checks are listed in […]

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Spotlight: Senate Democrats running for re-election firm up health-care support

Senate Democrats running for re-election firm up health-care support  >By Bill Barrow | Associated Press | Published: June 15, 2013 – 08:45 PM| Re-port: June 22, 2013 | Akron Beacon Journal Online |  ATLANTA: Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama’s health-care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are firming up their support for the overhaul even as Republican criticism intensifies. Mark Begich of Alaska, […]

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Spotlight: Beyond Obamacare

Beyond Obamacare >by Wendell Potter| November 8, 2012 | The re-election of President Obama and, just as important, the Democrats’ retention of control of the Senate, means not only that health care reform can and will go forward, but that the groundwork can be laid to move beyond the Affordable Care Act. Had the Democrats lost, the insurance industry and other special interests that profit from our dysfunctional and inequitable […]

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They’re lying about Obamacare

 They’re lying about Obamacare >Stephanie Cutter, BarackObama.com [info@barackobama.com]| Fri 6/29/2012 4:57 PM | Friends — I’d love to take a moment to savor yesterday’s Supreme Court decision, but we don’t have time. Already, Mitt Romney and Republicans are out with outright falsehoods about Obamacare — their favorite distortion being that this is somehow a broad tax on the middle class. In reality, this is all about personal responsibility — and […]

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Help Reach 500,000 “Thank You” Messages to President Obama for Health Care Reform

Help Reach 500,000 “Thank You” Messages to President Obama for Health Care Reform >John Hlinko, LeftAction [John@LeftAction.com]| Thu 6/28/2012 12:34 PM | In a stunning decision that defied public expectations, the Supreme Court has upheld health care reform, aka, “Obamacare!”  It was a close call, 5-4 in favor, with Chief Justice John Roberts providing the key vote. But the battle continues.  This will be a key issue in the fall […]

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