Another Republican Gives Up Obamacare Fight

Another Republican Gives Up Obamacare Fight

Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is the latest Republican to retreat from the Obamacare wars. On Thursday, the federal government approved Governor Corbett's plan to expand Me ...

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Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times The annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of socia ...

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A North Carolina Mayor Treks 273 Miles To Help Rural Hospitals

A North Carolina Mayor Treks 273 Miles To Help Rural Hospitals

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Only four days after the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, N.C., closed its doors for good on July 1, Portia Gibbs suffe ...

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In Georgia, Lawmakers Taking Pride in Policies That Hurt the Poor

In Georgia, Lawmakers Taking Pride in Policies That Hurt the Poor

This post is the final installment in the Roosevelt Institute's National Women's Health Week series, which addresses pressing issues affecting the health and economic security of ...

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Cliven Bundy’s Window Into The War On The Poor

Cliven Bundy’s Window Into The War On The Poor

Republicans were quick to distance themselves from the Nevada rancher after his remarks about slavery, but he points to a deeper issue with conservative policy. It’s tempting dism ...

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Rep. Bennie Thompson Stands By Remarks About Race

Rep. Bennie Thompson Stands By Remarks About Race

By Greg Gordon and William Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Facing an icy silence from the conservative targets of his racism charges, veteran Democratic Rep. Ben ...

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Medicaid Expansion: Arkansas And Other States Cut Deals With Feds For Alternative Plans

Medicaid Expansion: Arkansas And Other States Cut Deals With Feds For Alternative Plans

By Michael Collins, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) WASHINGTON — If Gov. Bill Haslam is searching for clues about what kind of deal Tennessee might be able to cut with the ...

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Release Of Medicare Doctor Payments Shows Some Huge Payouts

Release Of Medicare Doctor Payments Shows Some Huge Payouts

By Chad Terhune, Noam N. Levey and Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doct ...

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Medicaid Programs Drowning In Backlog

Medicaid Programs Drowning In Backlog

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Last week, federal health officials celebrated two milestones related to the Affordable Care Act. The first, which got considerable attention, was ...

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5 Ways Paul Ryan’s Budget Screws Seniors

5 Ways Paul Ryan’s Budget Screws Seniors

Republicans marched to their biggest landslide victory since before the Great Depression in 2010, buoyed by a terrible economy and the withering attack that Democrats had cut Medi ...

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