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Dem ad slays Obamacare-hating Republican

Of the nearly half a billion dollars that has been spent on political ads mentioning the Affordable Care Act since 2010, just a little more than 6 percent has been spent on advertising that portrayed the law in a favorable light. That might be about to change, as at least some Democrats reportedly have decided that they can win votes by reminding people how the law benefits them.

May 25, 2014

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Obamacare: Irreplaceable, irrepealable

If you support the Affordable Care Act, know that your work is not yet done. And if you don’t like it, you’ll have opportunities to vote for candidates who say they’d like to get rid of it. Just be careful not to be persuaded to vote against your own best interests.

April 7, 2014

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Lordy, Lordy. Obamacare Repeal Vote 40

Folks, there’s not a snowball’s chance that the creatively named “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013″ will get anywhere close to President Obama’s desk.

August 2, 2013

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The 37th vote to repeal health reform: Why?

I like economist Jared Bernstein’s paraphrase of CBO’s response: “You guys go ahead and keep gettin’ your crazy on … over here we’re kinda busy doin’ actual work, so can’t help you right now.”

May 21, 2013

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Supreme Court has the power, but not the social authority, to kill health reform

The Court might damage or destroy the centerpiece of the Obama presidency. This would be an abuse of judicial power. It would also hurt millions of people whose pleas for help seem quite abstract to men in robes who might snatch that help away.

March 30, 2012

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Supreme Court media circus

Why is SCOTUS hearing an ACA challenge?

As Rachel Maddow observed last night: this case was “built up as the Super Bowl of American partisan politics.” Thus, the Supreme Court was left with little choice: it had to hear “The Case of the Century.”

March 28, 2012

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Will SCOTUS strike down health reform?

I cannot believe for a minute that this Court wants to go down in history as the Gang of Nine that quashed the most important piece of legislation that Congress has passed in 37 years. If it did, we could find ourselves on the brink of a constitutional crisis.

March 26, 2012

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Repeal effort flies in the face of evidence

From the beginning of this debate, Democrats have advanced a multitude of consumer-focused solutions to our national health care crisis. From the beginning, Republicans have refuted those ideas at every turn.

January 19, 2011

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Reform repeal would balloon deficit

Repealing this legislation would kill many protections desperately needed by millions of Americans, including American entrepreneurs who continue to receive lip service from Republicans.

January 7, 2011

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Happy three month anniversary for ACA

President Obama likes his health reform legislation. Go figure. And today, he also gave consumers more reasons to like the legislation – namely a bunch of consumer protections the administration is calling the “patient bill of rights.” How about reversing course? The POTUS said – in a nutshell – “Let’s not and say we didn’t.” […]

June 22, 2010

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