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3 years 5 months ago

Ryan: Gingrich 'inaccurate' on Medicare plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The architect of the House Republican plan for overhauling Medicare says presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's critical description of the proposal was deeply inaccurate and a gross mischaracterization. Last week Gingrich called Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal "right-wing social engineering." Gingrich took his words back a few...

4 years 2 months ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado candidate signs pledge to defund Health Overhaul

A Republican candidate for Congress in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, Bob McConnell, has joined a national movement to overturn the Health Care Overhaul bill passed by Congress. Called ObamaCare by opponents, the movement, DeFundIt.org, has signed pledges from almost 150 candidates nationwide who vow to overturn the newly passed legislation....

4 years 5 months ago

Small business lobby joins challenge to health law

The National Federation of Independent Business is joining a federal lawsuit filed in Florida by 20 state attorneys general and governors against the health care overhaul. The nation's most influential small business lobby is joining a court challenge that argues that Americans cannot be required under the Constitution to...

4 years 7 months ago

Obama signs health overhaul bill

President Barack Obama capped a yearlong political drama Tuesday, signing into law a landmark health care reform bill that had been seen as impossible just two months ago. The president said the law "will set into motion what a generation of Americans have fought for." He said he...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado effort to block health care overhaul

Opponents of federal health care legislation want Colorado voters to block it at the polls. A proposed ballot measure would bar the state from enforcing the legislation, including a provision that would require most people to buy insurance. Meanwhile, some Republican lawmakers want Attorney General John Suthers to join...

4 years 9 months ago

Democrats to begin discussing smaller health bill

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are conceding that they may have to accept a less ambitious health overhaul. That's after a Republican won Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts, ending the Democratic caucus' 60-vote majority. Officials say a more modest health care bill could focus on curbing insurance...

4 years 10 months ago

US health care tab to keep growing under overhaul

A new government report is sending a sober economic warning to Democrats trying to push President Barack Obama's health care overhaul plan through the Senate. The analysis from nonpartisan economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department concludes that the nation's health care tab will grow more rapidly under...

4 years 10 months ago

Senate to vote on abortion issue

Sen. Claire McCaskill says a Senate move to embrace the tough anti-abortion language in a House version of health care legislation must be defeated. McCaskill says language in the bill now on the Senate floor retains long-standing policy prohibiting federal funds for abortion - and that's sufficient. The Missouri Democrat...

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