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27 March 2010
"Patriot" & GOP Reaction To Health Reform (Cartoons)
Mar 27, 2010 5:15:00 AM
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Saving The Big Banks Was The Right Thing To Do For The Economy. Turns Out, It Was Also Very Profitable.
It seems like the Wall St bailout is going to be very profitable for the US Government. Wash Post: Among the banks that rule Wall Street, Citigroup got a bailout that was bigger than the rest. Now the company is about to pay a king's ransom for its federal rescue. The Obama administration is making final preparations to sell its stake in the New York bank, according to industry and federal sources. At today's prices, the sale would net more than $8 billion, by far the largest profit returned from any firm that accepted bailout funds, and the transaction would be the second-largest stock sale in history. On paper, the government's 27 percent stake has grown in value to $33 billion. The size of the deal in the works has Wall Street buzzing. Only the stock offering by Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, which raised $36.8 billion in 1987, was...
Under New Law, States That Provided More Health Care (Ma, Wi) Will Do Much Better Than Those That Didn't (Tx, Az, Al)
It pays to be ahead of the curve and have done the right thing. States that already provide an extensive health care safety net will have to do less to bring all the new uninsured into the system than the generally GOP states that did not. NY Times: Because of the new health care law, Arizona lawmakers must now find a way to maintain insurance coverage for 350,000 children and adults that they slashed just last week to help close a $2.6 billion budget deficit. Louisiana officials say a reduction in federal money to hospitals that treat the uninsured under the bill could be a death knell for their state-run charity hospital system. In California, policymakers estimate they will have to come up with an additional $500 million a year to make necessary increases in payments to Medicaid providers. Across the country, state officials are wading through the minutiae of...
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