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Monthly Archives: October 2009

This afternoon, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, and Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI) met with representatives from Easter Seals to highlight the urgency of health insurance reform for children with pre-existing conditions. Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about America's Affordable Health Choices Act. Today, House Republican Leader John Boehner–a repeat offender on the myth front–threw out these three unrelated and inaccurate claims: Democrats in Washington are pressing ahead with … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans continue to make the false claim that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has not translated into local jobs. According to a preliminary report released by the White House and the Department of Education today, the American … Continue reading

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The people of San Francisco will never forget that fateful day 20 years ago when the earth shook and our City trembled. We remember images of devastation and destruction; the delayed start to Game 3 of the World Series between … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on “underinsurance” and medical debt. While the Census Bureau reported last month that there are over 46 million Americans without health insurance, an often overlooked issue is … Continue reading

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By a vote of 43 to 26, the Financial Services Committee passed legislation today to regulate the over-the-counter (or OTC) derivatives marketplace for the first time. This legislation is a critical part of broader financial regulatory restructuring Congress and President … Continue reading

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In an effort to derail reform, the health insurance industry released a report that was quickly discredited by experts as both incomplete and deeply flawed. The reviews are in: John Rother, AARP Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategy: The … Continue reading

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A new poll released by CBS News reaffirms strong support for inclusion of a public option and underscores the urgency felt by Americans for health insurance reform. 84% believe the health care system needs fundamental changes at the very least, … Continue reading

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This afternoon, Speaker Pelosi and Members of Congress joined representatives from Veterans Service Organizations to enroll the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act and send it to the President’s desk for his signature: The legislation, a top priority … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about components of America's Affordable Health Choices Act. Over the weekend, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the lobby for the health insurance industry, released a report that claims that the Senate Finance … Continue reading

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