In his last stump speech before the Democratic National Convention, President Obama accused Republican nominee Mitt Romney of refusing to offer specfic policy ideas in order to avoid public scrutiny.
Employer-provided healthcare benefit expenditures are expected to grow by an average of seven percent next year,
By Elizabeth Vlock Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius and Senate Democrats held a press conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday to trumpet a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) scheduled to go into effect tomorrow that will provide preventative care to 47 million women with no out of pocket costs. Under [...]
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) praised the implementation of the Women’s Preventative Care Amendment to the Affordable Care Act at a press conference Tuesday. Lautenberg blasts Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R-Mo.) proposed amendment that would have dismantled preventative care for women.
Sebelius praised the Women’s Preventative Care Amendment, scheduled to go into effect Wednesday, that would remove the financial burden women face when choosing between providing for their families or taking measures to ensure their own physical well-being.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) made an emotional statement about the loss of his two sisters to breast cancer at a press conference Tuesday to show his support for the August 1st implementation of the Women’s Preventative Care Amendment to the Affordable Care Act.
The government’s lawyer in the Affordable Care Act, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, said in his first public appearance since the Supreme Court’s ruling that the public is right to hold him to a high standard and scrutinize his actions. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120711VerilliRightToCritique.mp3|titles=20120711VerilliRightToCritique]
By Elizabeth Vlock Following a closed-door meeting between House Democrats, union representatives and officials from the Obama campaign, Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) called on House Republicans to “move on” from their fixation with repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and instead focus on passing job creating legislation. Appearing at a press [...]
By Gwen Fishel At his weekly briefing Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) conceded that some Democrats will join with Republicans in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week. “I think we’ll lose some like we did before… we’re gonna lose [the vote]. Republicans are gonna vote in lockstep,” said Hoyer. [...]
Sen.Orrin Hatch of Utah partially defended Chief Justice’s opinion in upholding the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act, explaining that Roberts’ opinion at its core expressed a conservative viewpoint, leaving the option to repeal the law still on the table at a speech at conservative think tank AEI Monday. Hatch explained, “at the same time that [...]