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  1. I go to a lot of our centers, and young men mainly come in for two reasons: One is to get STD testing, and the other is to come in with their partner to get birth control.”

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    President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards on the nonprofit organization’s resources for men. Federal funding of Planned Parenthood can only be used toward preventative care, which includes these resources.

    Richards, along with Dr. Jill Biden and OFA Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter, held a conference call with swing state university news outlets Thursday afternoon, in which she spoke of Romney’s plan to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

  2. Allison Kruschke, junior at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., on what issues in this election are most important to her: 
“I’ve narrowed it down to two major issues. The first being healthcare because it is so far-reaching. It affects many different kinds of people, from young people on their parents’ insurance to elderly people benefiting from Medicare. We’re on the cusp of very big changes in that area right now. The second most important issue to me this election is marriage equality. The president coming out in favor of it was a very big step forward. Clearly there were political motivations behind that announcement, but that doesn’t change how historic it was or how much it means to people.” 

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    Allison Kruschke, junior at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., on what issues in this election are most important to her: 

    “I’ve narrowed it down to two major issues. The first being healthcare because it is so far-reaching. It affects many different kinds of people, from young people on their parents’ insurance to elderly people benefiting from Medicare. We’re on the cusp of very big changes in that area right now. The second most important issue to me this election is marriage equality. The president coming out in favor of it was a very big step forward. Clearly there were political motivations behind that announcement, but that doesn’t change how historic it was or how much it means to people.” 


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  3. Photo by Stephen Kline for George Mason University’s Broadside
Obama touted the points of his healthcare bill Friday when he visited George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
The bill is especially pertinent to the college-aged crowd, who are now legally able to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they are 26 years old.
“I don’t think a college student should have to choose between textbooks and the preventive care she needs,” Obama said.
In response to crowd boos over running mate Mitt Romney’s promise to repeal the health care law if elected, Obama told the crowd, “Don’t boo. Vote.” (via Broadside)

    Photo by Stephen Kline for George Mason University’s Broadside

    Obama touted the points of his healthcare bill Friday when he visited George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

    The bill is especially pertinent to the college-aged crowd, who are now legally able to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they are 26 years old.

    “I don’t think a college student should have to choose between textbooks and the preventive care she needs,” Obama said.

    In response to crowd boos over running mate Mitt Romney’s promise to repeal the health care law if elected, Obama told the crowd, “Don’t boo. Vote.” (via Broadside)

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  4. planetmoney:

    The word “deductions” was used 14 times in last night’s debate, but neither candidate specifically mentioned what our panel of economists suggested, eliminating the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction companies get for providing health-care to employees.

    (via npr)

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  5. Who will and who won’t pay the assessment?

    The Portland Press Herald reports that the annual fee for not having health insurance will be around $95, which young people, more than any other demographic, are expected to pay.

    Less than 3 percent of all American households will have to pay the individual tax for failing to get health insurance, according to Citizens for Tax Justice estimates. 

    Sally Pipes, an adversary of Obamacare at the Pacific Research Institute, concluded from a July 10 study that businesses whose employers opt out of insurance will be penalized about $2,000 per employee, backing up her conclusions with a 2012 Congressional Budget Office report.

    usagov:

    I wanted to ask about the Health care. When is it taking place that everyone has to have ins.

    Asked by Lee Ann on Facebook.

    On January 1, 2014, you must be enrolled in a health insurance plan that meets basic minimum standards. If you aren’t, you may be required to pay an assessment…

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  6. Five swing states could be heavily influenced by Hispanic voters this November, and in the wake of the the Supreme Court health-care decision, recent polling indicates their support will bolster President Obama for a second time.

    One day after the Court’s decision came down on June 28, mostly upholding Obamacare, 60 percent of registered Hispanic voters said they preferred government-ensured health care over a private option in a Latino Decisions poll.

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  7. 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.

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