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Tenn. gov. won't expand Medicaid to cover uninsured

Bill Haslam

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday that he won't pursue expanding the state's Medicaid program to help cover the uninsured as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.


Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%

Medical claims costs — the biggest driver of health insurance premiums — will jump an average 32% for Americans' individual policies under the Affordable Care Act health care law, according to a study out Tuesday by the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts.


Healthcare reform law to usher in new age of consumerism

Health insurance companies are developing services, tools and communication strategies to attract and retain customers The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is changing the way insurers do business. A few years from now, you may see your health plan in a different light.


Truth and Lies About Medicare

Republican attacks on President Obama’s plans for Medicare are growing more heated and inaccurate by the day. Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan made statements last week implying that the Affordable Care Act would eviscerate Medicare when in fact the law should shore up the program’s finances.


Paul Ryan Tries to Explain Difference Between His and Obama's Medicare Cuts, Can't, then Flip-Flops


Medicare, the health care plan for the elderly, is a tricky issue for Paul Ryan. He wants to get rid of it and replace it with one supported by a voucher system. That’s why in his budget plan for the House, there is a $700B spending cut for Medicare.

He’s attacking Barack Obama for trying to take the same $700B from Medicare to help fund the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). So what makes his $700B cut good and Obama’s bad?

“We are the ones who are not raiding Medicare to pay for Obamacare,” Ryan told Fox News anchor Brit Hume.


FACT CHECK: Obama, Ryan, Romney Backed Medicare Cuts

One way or another, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney all have supported the $700 billion in cuts to Medicare spending now in place under the Affordable Care Act. But you wouldn’t know that by listening to the current debate.


Obama embraces the term 'Obamacare'

President Obama is now happy to call it "Obamacare." Once a term of derision used mostly by Republicans who have vowed to repeal the new health care law, Obama deployed it in both of his Colorado appearances on Wednesday. "The Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare," Obama said to applause from backers at the University of Denver.

"I actually like the name," he added. "Because I do care -- that's why we fought so hard to make it happen."


[33] reasons why this is the worst Congress ever

House Republicans

House Republicans have now voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act 33 times. Every time they take this vote, it’s time they could be spending on other issues... But though they’ve found the time to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act on 33 separate occasions, they have voted to replace the Affordable Care Act exactly … never.

Senh: The actual title is "14 Reasons ..."


Can IRS manage to police both taxes and health care law?

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman

Can the Internal Revenue Service police President Obama's health care mandate while simultaneously collecting all the taxes for running the federal government? The question is being renewed in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision upholding most of the 2010 Affordable Care Act as a tax issue rather than one of interstate commerce.


Boehner Aide Receives $100K From Medical Device Lobby Group Before Overseeing Tax Repeal of Industry

John Boehner

The tax, originally part of the Affordable Care Act, was set up to pay for an expansion in health programs to cover the uninsured in America, which studies have linked to over 45,000 deaths a year.


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