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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths, including the notion that Republicans are fighting to protect seniors from Medicare changes. In fact, the House-passed bill and the President’s plan improve care and benefits under Medicare and extends Medicare solvency. … Continue reading

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In yesterday’s New York Times, Congressional scholars Thomas Mann, Norm Ornstein and others explain the history of the reconciliation process — requiring a simple majority vote in the Senate — and discuss their views on using it to finalize health … Continue reading

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While Republicans are claiming the majority vote on health care reform President Obama called for yesterday constitutes ‘ramming through health care’, reconciliation is part of the normal legislative process–used 22 times over the last 30 years–16 times by Republican-led Senates. … Continue reading

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As we close out a year beating back the misinformation and outright lies spread about health insurance reform, one literally takes the prize. The Pulitzer prize-winning website PolitiFact determined that of “all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about the Affordable Health Care for America Act including the truly outrageous claim that individuals who enroll in the public health insurance option will be forced to have a data-receiving microchip implanted … Continue reading

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Opponents of health insurance reform continue to spread myths about the recently-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act. For example, they are claiming that health reform would increase premiums for most of America's families. But the facts continue to knock … Continue reading

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Some commentators are repeating misinformation about the provisions of the recently-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act. For example, on Meet the Press earlier this month, commentator David Brooks said: [The House health insurance reform bill] does not change the … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about the recently-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act, including claiming that reform will hurt American businesses. Today, the Washington Post caught the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the myth making process … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about the recently-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act, including saying that reform will undermine the health care that veterans and military families have now. The latest myth spread by some Republican … Continue reading

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As debate continues on the House floor, House Republicans are pulling out all the stops to scare the American public about the Affordable Health Care for America Act, including speeches today saying that Americans who don't buy health insurance could … Continue reading

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