Archive for the 'Health Care' Category

House Repeals Health Care Law 245-189

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, health care reform, Legislation, Republicans

Republicans said they were going to do it…and so they did. And 3 Democrats joined them. From The Hill: The House voted on Wednesday to repeal the sweeping healthcare law enacted last year, as Republicans made good on a central campaign pledge and laid down the first major policy marker of their new majority. The […]

January 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

VIDEO: Gabrielle Giffords Talked About Sarah Palin’s Target List

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, Palin, Republicans, tea party, Video

Incredibly eerie in retrospect. Here’s what Gifford said on March 25, 2010… “…for example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list, but the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district, and when people do that, they’ve gotta realize there are consequences to that […]

January 9th, 2011 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Congressional Research Service: “The precise number of new entities that will ultimately be created pursuant to PPACA is currently unknowable”

By mw | Related entries in Health Care, health care reform, Missouri

Some Democrats have taken comfort in a recent tracking poll indicating that opposition to Obamacare has marginally decreased. This is legislation that only looks good if you blur your vision and avert your eyes. The closer you look, the uglier it gets. The promised deficit reduction has evaporated, the expected cost controls – don’t, and even before the most expensive benefits and costs kick-in, healthcare reform has already become an economic drag aggravating unemployment.

August 10th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

MO Says NO To Mandatory Healthcare

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, health care reform, Law, Missouri

Proposition C passed by 70% last night and that has a lot of folks wondering if more states will follow suit to get initiatives like these on the ballot during times when vote turn out is extremely low. The answer, of course, is yes. Similar initiatives will be on the ballot in Arizona and Oklahoma […]

August 4th, 2010 | Permalink| 55 Comments »

Poll: Obama’s Healthcare Reform Opposition Waning

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Health Care, health care reform, Legislation, Obama, Polls

As this issue becomes less politicized, more folks seem to warm to the legislation. Wait…what??? To me this is encouraging. Of course, we all know there are problems with the legislation that passed, but I think we can also collectively agree that the current system is completely unsustainable. So some type of fix had to […]

July 29th, 2010 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

The Practice Of Rescission Is No Longer

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Good Decisions, Health Care, health care reform

Do know that without the health care legislation…this wouldn’t have happened. From Politico: “While many health plans already abide by the standards outlined in the new law, our community is committed to implementing the new standards in May 2010 to ensure that individuals and families will have greater peace of mind when purchasing coverage on […]

April 29th, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Gallup: Who Likes Health Care, Who Doesn’t?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, Independents, Polls, Republicans

If you dig into the demographics of approval/disapproval on the health care question, some interesting trends emerge… As expected, those who have health care don’t like reform. Because it won’t mean much for them and Dems haven’t made a compelling case that it will drive down their premiums. Well, not yet anyway. However, those who […]

March 29th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

March MADness

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Congress, Health Care, health care reform, House, Obama, Political Graffiti


March 22nd, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Frum: Conservatives Blew It On Health Care

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Health Care, Obama, Republicans

As the debate about health care has stretched on, I’ve argued that it wasn’t smart for Republicans to be so strident about the Dems’ proposals. Better to have a seat at the table and argue for more cost cutting measures, different ways to fund it than tax hikes, etc. Instead, they said “NO!” at nearly […]

March 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

Obama Will Reaffirm Ban On Federal Abortion Funding With Executive Order

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care

This one always seemed like a non-brainer to me, and thankfully Stupak’s anti-abortion bloc and the White House have reached an agreement. Now Dems will have no problem getting the health care bill passed. From Politico: A cadre of anti-abortion Democrats announced Sunday that they’ve reached an agreement with the White House to defuse the […]

March 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »