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Pollster: Arizona voters mirror U.S. trends

Sun, Nov 7, 2010

Election 2010

Arizona RepublicBy Dianna M. Náñez Valley pollster Michael O'Neil said Arizonans mirrored most national trends in voter sentiment but were more deeply concerned about illegal immigration.They also showed their distrust of politicians by refusing to allow the Legislature to raid funding for early-childhood education and health and land-conservation programs.On Tuesday,

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Tags: Republicans, Barack Obama, Health care reform, Illegal Immigration

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First-Round Victory on Health Reform

Wed, Oct 13, 2010

Healthcare

New York TimesEditorialThe first federal court decision on the constitutionality of the new health care reform law upheld its validity and dealt a well-deserved setback to opponents who are trying to overturn it. We can only hope that judges presiding over 15 or more other legal challenges follow the lead

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Tags: Health care reform, U.S. Congress, Interstate commerce, Federal Courts

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For Many, Health Care Relief Begins Today

Thu, Sep 23, 2010

Healthcare

New York TimesBy Kevin Sack Sometimes lost in the partisan clamor about the new health care law is the profound relief it is expected to bring to hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been stricken first by disease and then by a Darwinian insurance system.   On Thursday, the six-month anniversary

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Tags: Health care reform, Insurance reform, Pre-existing health conditions

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Seniors wary of health care reform impact on medicare

Thu, Apr 1, 2010

Healthcare

Huffington PostBy Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarWASHINGTON — Seniors aren't celebrating President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.While Democrats hail the sweeping legislation as the greatest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare, they also fear that seniors won't see it that way for this fall's elections. Indeed, Republicans have portrayed the overhaul

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Tags: Seniors, Health care reform, Barack Obama, Medicare

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Hispanic Dems will vote yes on healthcare

Fri, Mar 19, 2010

Healthcare

The HillBy Jared Allen President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) secured a critical bloc of healthcare votes on Thursday when the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) announced its support.Half a dozen members of the CHC held a news conference to announce their support. They were unhappy with language that

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Tags: Hispanic Democratic Caucus, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Health Care Reform

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Dems sweeten health-care bill

Fri, Mar 19, 2010

Healthcare

Arizona RepublicBy David EspoWASHINGTON - With historic health-care change in the balance, Democrats plowed fresh billions into insurance subsidies for consumers on Thursday and added a $250 rebate for seniors facing high prescription-drug costs, last-minute sweeteners to sweeping $940 billion legislation headed for a climactic weekend vote.President Barack Obama scuttled

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Tags: Health care reform, Seniors, Students, Democrats, Barack Obama

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Reform or Else

Fri, Dec 4, 2009

Healthcare

New York TimesBy Paul KrugmanHealth care reform hangs in the balance. Its fate rests with a handful of “centrist” senators — senators who claim to be mainly worried about whether the proposed legislation is fiscally responsible.But if they’re really concerned with fiscal responsibility, they shouldn’t be worried about what would

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Tags: U.S. Congress, Paul Krugman, Health care reform

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Forty percent of Democrats say they ‘probably won’t vote’ next year: poll

Mon, Nov 30, 2009

Election 2010

Raw StoryBy John ByrneForty percent of Democrats say they probably wont vote next year: pollForty percent of self-identified Democratic voters say they are "not likely" or "definitely" won't vote in next year's Congressional elections, according to a little-noticed poll released over the Thanksgiving weekend.The poll, which surveyed 2,400 Americans nationwide

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Tags: U.S. Congress, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Health care reform

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Fighting the Wrong Health Care Battle

Sun, Nov 29, 2009

Healthcare

New York TimesOp-Ed ContributorBy Paul StarrAS the health care debate enters its decisive stage, liberals in Congress should be ready to trade the public option for provisions that will actually make the reforms succeed.Discussion of the public option — a government insurance plan that would be offered to individuals and

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Tags: Health care reform

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Reid pulls together Senate Dems to take huge step on health reform

Sat, Nov 21, 2009

Healthcare

The HillBy Jeffrey Young and J. Taylor Rushing The Senate will soon begin a historic debate on healthcare reform after a 60-39 vote during a rare Saturday session.The outcome was clear hours before the vote after two centrists announced they would vote with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on

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Tags: U.S. Senate, Health care reform

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