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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘health care’

Selling health insurance across state lines

Selling health insurance across state lines

To the Editor, Republicans want to scrap Obamacare and, instead, allow the sale of health insurance policies across state lines, claiming that increased competition will lead to lower premiums. Will it? Let’s review a parallel history of credit card interest rates. Back in the 1970s, if you wanted a credit card, you went to your local bank. States set maximum interest rates of around 12%. In the 1980s, Congress and the Reagan Administration allowed credit cards to be issued across state ... Full Story

Blacks uninsured, unhealthy and unemployed

Courtesy of: Financesonline.com - Hot Financial News

More Romney lies

More Romney lies

        Mitt Romney’s claim of credit for the auto industry turnaround Posted by Glenn Kessler What should we do when a politician keeps repeating a Pinocchio-laden claim — or even makes its worse? We have examined previously the former Massachusetts governor’s claim that he set the course for the managed bankruptcy of the auto industry—and also have examined critically some of President Obama’s claims on the bailout. But clearly it’s time for a refresher ... Full Story

Blunt amendment killed

          Birth control exemption bill, the ‘Blunt amendment,’ killed in Senate By N.C. Aizenman By a largely party-line vote, the Senate on Thursday blocked a move to exempt virtually any employer with moral objections from the Obama administration’s controversial birth control health coverage rule. The measure, an amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a highway funding bill, was tabled—and therefore effectively killed—by a vote of 51 to ... Full Story

Bookend Generations in Rural America

Bookend Generations in Rural America

                  By John Crabtree johnc@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Many rural American communities find themselves caught between bookend generations - under 20 and over 65 - that require more resources in areas such as health care and education. This long-term demographic trend challenges all of rural America, especially the Midwest and Great Plains. According to a Center for Rural Affairs report  examining data from the 2010 Census, the ... Full Story

Bank robbery for health care

Bank robbery for health care

In what can only be described as a new low for the for-profit healthcare system, 59-year-old Richard James Verone held up a bank for $1 with the hopes of going to prison and obtaining prison health care. In Gaston County, North Carolina, Verone showed up at the RBC bank, presented the teller with a note indicating he was robbing the bank in the amount of $1, and after receiving the dollar from the teller, sat down to wait for the police to arrive. The former Coca-Cola delivery driver's ... Full Story

Will Representative Cory Gardner Oppose a

  A report yesterday by the Associated Press confirmed that Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) faces a highly controversial plan this week to dramatically increase health care costs for Americans age 54 and under. According to the independent Congressional Budget Office, under Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s plan, seniors on Medicare would pay $12,510 per year, making them responsible for more than two thirds of the cost of their coverage, while it would not repeal tax ... Full Story

Opinions on Amendment 63

Amendment 63: No Mandated Health Insurance In Colorado ABC Channel 7 News (TheDenverChanel.com) Opponents Said Amendment Will Hurt Coloradans By Dayle Cedars, 7NEWS Reporter No good comes from repealing health care Aurora Sentinel Editorial As if the country doesn’t have enough to worry about, conservative factions continue to play a dangerous political game by campaigning on promises of “repealing” the nation’s hard-won reform of the U.S. health-care system. It’s a ... Full Story

Clear choice for health care

Clear choice for health care

As a family physician over the past 30 years I have seen the consequences of insurance delayed care, denied care, more frequent hospital admissions and deaths of the uninsured, and more illness related bankrupties than I care to remember. For many of our citizens the quality of care is unsurpassed, but currently 50 million citizens are uninsured with huge difficulties in accessing medical care. Voters! Look carefully at what Senator Bennett and Mr. Buck prescribe for you health care: Senator ... Full Story

Penry and Lundberg letter opposing Ritter executive

Press Release: Colorado Senate Republicans Not ones to shy away from rabble-rousing, Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, and Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud sent a strongly worded letter to Gov. Bill Ritter opposing an executive order creating a new panel that would implement provisions of the recently approved federal health care takeover. The letter, which follows, was signed by 10 other members of the Senate GOP caucus. Dear Governor Ritter, We are writing to express our ... Full Story

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