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Pollster: Arizona voters mirror U.S. trends
Sun, Nov 7, 2010Election 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, Read More

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

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First-Round Victory on Health Reform
Wed, Oct 13, 2010Healthcare
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 Read More

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, 2010Healthcare
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 Read More

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, 2010Healthcare
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 Read More

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

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Hispanic Dems will vote yes on healthcare
Fri, Mar 19, 2010Healthcare
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 Read More

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

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Dems sweeten health-care bill
Fri, Mar 19, 2010Healthcare
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 Read More

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

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Reform or Else
Fri, Dec 4, 2009Healthcare
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 Read More

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, 2009Election 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 Read More

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

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Fighting the Wrong Health Care Battle
Sun, Nov 29, 2009Healthcare
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 Read More

Tags: Health care reform

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Reid pulls together Senate Dems to take huge step on health reform
Sat, Nov 21, 2009Healthcare
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 Read More

Tags: U.S. Senate, Health care reform

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