Obamacare

  1. President Obama’s re-election and the return of the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate have solidified Obamacare as law. After months of holding out for Obama’s defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and other state officials have seven days to decide how to hand Affordable Health Care Act before the federal deadline, Nov. 16.

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports what this decision means for Wisconsin, here.

  2. The Albuquerque Journal addresses President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform bill and declares that a “Majority of New Mexicans better off under ObamaCare.” 

  3. Just two days after President Obama made a campaign stop in New Hampshire,  Mitt Romney returned to the Granite State on Monday, this time with running mate Paul Ryan by his side.

    Both men spoke to a crowd of about 3,000 people that showed up to Saint Anselm College in Manchester, denouncing President Obama and his plan for Medicare.

    "Medicare should not be a piggybank for Obamacare," Ryan told the crowd. 

  4. msnbc:

Interactive map, click through to see where your state stands on health care, Medicaid. What will it mean for you and your neighbors? Roll over each state to access more data http://on.msnbc.com/MZwmBf

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    Interactive map, click through to see where your state stands on health care, Medicaid. What will it mean for you and your neighbors? Roll over each state to access more data http://on.msnbc.com/MZwmBf

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  5. Missouri  Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) is taking legal action to challenge ballot language that seeks to determine whether or not the governor will be allowed to set up an online marketplace for patients to shop for health insurance policies.

    The language was created by Sec. of State Robin Carnahan (D) and approved by the Republican-majority General Assembly.

    The language currently reads “Shall Missouri law be amended to deny individuals, families, and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care plans through a state-based health benefit exchange unless authorized by statute, initiative or referendum or through an exchange operated by the federal government as required by the federal health care act?” 

    Kinder feels that the wording is neither fair nor accurate and iaccusing Carnahan of abusing her office by writing the ballot with loaded language.

    The use of the active verb to deny individuals families and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care plans, that is loaded biased language on its face,” Kinder said.

    — Robert Abel


  6. Images by Laura Fong

    President Obama stressed his economic plans and touted his health care bill on Thursday as he concluded day one of his bus tour through the swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania in Parma, Ohio. 

    “Mr. Romney and his allies in Congress, they’ve got a particular view,” Obama said in reference to the Republican candidate’s take on the nation’s economy “They believe if we cut taxes, especially for the wealthiest Americans [through reductions in education, Medicaid and other programs], somehow all this is going to benefit you.”

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  7. There is no good exchange. But if we don’t do anything we’ll get a bad one from the feds.”

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    Michigan State Rep. Peter Lund, R-Shelby Township,

    Michigan has to figure out how to begin implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act, after postponing major action until last week’s Supreme Court decision. The state legislature is leaning toward a state insurance exchange program, rather than one run by the federal government. Friday was the deadline for Michigan to apply for this round of federal funds for the exchange program.  Michigan has received almost $1 million thus far to start the exchange.

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  8. My guess is they’re not sleeping real well at the White House tonight. That’s the way it ought to be, all right?”

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    Mitt Romney during his campaign stop in Sterling, Va.

    The presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney was joined by Virginia Atty. Gen. Ken Cuccinelli in Sterling, Va. late Wednesday evening during his second campaign stop in the state this week.

    Romney spoke to a crowd of 500 supporters inside the warehouse of a high-tech manufacturer in northern Virginia, about his response to the court’s possible action on the healthcare ruling Thursday.

    As Romney called “Obamacare” a “moral failure,” Democrats quickly responded by pointing out how the Massachusetts healthcare law modeled what Romney wants repealed in Obamacare today.  

    Romney will be in Washington D.C. Thursday morning when the court announces its ruling on the healthcare issue.

    Los Angeles Times »

  9. Photo credit: Charles Dharapak, AP
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in the western Virginia town of  Salem on Tuesday, just two days before the Supreme court will rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care law.
Romney said the Supreme Court ruling will represent the failures of Obama. Continuing his recent criticism of Obama’s policy priorities, Romney focused on “Obamacare” and slammed the president’s first term as being a “waste.”
“If it is deemed to stand then I’ll tell you one thing, we are going to have to have a president, and I am that one, that is going to get rid of Obamacare and we are going to stop it on day one,” Romney said to a cheering crowd of supporters.
Romney will campaign in northern Virginia’s Loudoun County on Wednesday.
Read more from the Washington Examiner. 

    Photo credit: Charles Dharapak, AP

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in the western Virginia town of  Salem on Tuesday, just two days before the Supreme court will rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care law.

    Romney said the Supreme Court ruling will represent the failures of Obama. Continuing his recent criticism of Obama’s policy priorities, Romney focused on “Obamacare” and slammed the president’s first term as being a “waste.”

    “If it is deemed to stand then I’ll tell you one thing, we are going to have to have a president, and I am that one, that is going to get rid of Obamacare and we are going to stop it on day one,” Romney said to a cheering crowd of supporters.

    Romney will campaign in northern Virginia’s Loudoun County on Wednesday.

    Read more from the Washington Examiner

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