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Number of Uninsured at Lowest Level in 50 Years

From the Council of Economic Advisers: As this week’s data confirm, 2014 has seen dramatic coverage gains, gains matched or exceeded only by those seen in the decade of rapid progress that followed the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Following … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Thanks Obama

Last week Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced that the state would cut spending and transfer money from other areas of the budget to fill a hole generated by Brownback’s signature tax cuts. A significant portion of the funds Brownback intends … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Very Serious Oversight

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) insisted that those testifying before the committee today follow their assigned seating arrangement because this is a political witch hunt and don’t forget it. Former Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber and CMMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The House GOP Finally Files Their Lawsuit

Now that House Republicans have finally filed their lawsuit against the president after talking about it for nearly half a year, the countdown to when it will be thrown out of court can begin. What’s interesting though is that the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: Only 1 Percent of Employers Dropping Healthcare

Immediately following the midterm election, congressional Republican leadership announced that one of their goals during the next session of Congress would be to redefine what it means to be a full-time employee because, supposedly, Obamacare is the reason employees are … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Find Last Sad Man Willing to Take Their Case

Two other law firms have already dropped out of the House Republicans’ lawsuit against the president because they were embarrassed by it, but insufferable scold Jonathan Turley says the House “had me at hello.” via TPM “It is a great … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Boehner, McConnell: We’re Committed to Repealing Obamacare

It looks like Senator Ted Cruz will get the Obamacare repeal votes he recently called for. In an op-ed written for the Wall Street Journal, Speaker of the House John Boehner and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say they … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Wants Another 50 Votes to Repeal Obamacare

While the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to repeal Obamacare over 50 times, the Senate, under Democratic leadership, hasn’t quite measured up. That could all change if Republicans are elected to a majority of seats tomorrow and if Senator … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Ron Johnson Can See Obamacare Doomsday From His House

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) told NewsMax TV this morning that he has personally spoken to healthcare providers who say that premiums may increase by up to 60 percent in 2015 because of Obamacare, with an average increase of “around … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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LA. Senate Candidate Will Run Over Obamacare With His Truck, Or Something

Tea Party senate candidate Rob Maness (R-LA) has released an unintentionally hilarious campaign ad promising to run over Obamacare with his motorized penis extension. There’s also something about his truck being covered in mud that isn’t quite as funny. After … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell is a Fool or a Liar, or Both

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insists that Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, known as Kynect, is just a website. It isn’t. During his debate with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes yesterday, McConnell said he would repeal the rest of Obamacare but … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Fever

The continuing resolution that keeps the federal government running, which was passed by Congress before they went home to campaign, will expire on December 11th and fourteen congressional Republicans have written a little to John Boehner urging him to block … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Obamacare is Working

According to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Council of Economic Advisers, hospitals in state that have expanded Medicaid will save $4.2 billion in uncompensated care this year alone. From The New York Times: “Because of the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Lawsuit Too Embarrassing for Law Firm

I missed this bit of news over the weekend and I regret that I did because it’s a very amusing bit of news. The lawyer hired by House Republicans to handle their lawsuit against President Obama for his use of … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Outreach

Artist – Ed Hall In other news, the primary suspect in the ambush and shooting of two state police officers outside a barracks in Pennsylvania is a doomsday prepper who fantasized about killing law enforcement. Meanwhile, Obamacare is working as … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Scott Brown’s Obamacare Replacement is Romneycare

Scott Brown tells New Hampshire Public Radio that he wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something he already voted on in the past: Romneycare. We need to repeal Obamacare and we need to put in place something that … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Wasteful Spending

House Republicans have disclosed how much money taxpayers will pay for their frivolous lawsuit against the president. House Republicans revealed Monday they will pay an outside law firm $500 an hour to pursue their lawsuit against President Barack Obama, a … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Why Do Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Hate Their Constituents?

In case you needed another reason to vote this November (there are plenty already), Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says congressional Republicans will shut the government down if the president doesn’t do what they tell him to. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Governors Give Up Hundreds of Billions by Refusing Medicaid Expansion

We know that states that refuse to expand Medicaid are denying healthcare to millions of people, but how much business and economic activity are they losing? According to the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states who refuse to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul on Obamacare: If We Win I’ll Vote to Repeal “the Whole Thing”

What will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate following the November elections? Well, for starters, they’ll probably vote to repeal Obamacare before they do anything else according to Rand Paul. “If we won, I think you would see … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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