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27 March 2010
Weiner To O'Reilly: "You gotta stop making stuff up about the bill"
Mar 27, 2010 5:45:00 AM
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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...
The Evolving Media Meme: Obama Is Like LBJ After All. First Health Care, Now Nuclear Deal W/Russia
NY Times: President Obama was angry. He was on the phone with President Dmitri A. Medvedev last month to finalize a new arms control treaty with Russia, only to be confronted with new demands for concessions on missile defense. A deal that was supposed to be done was unraveling. President Obama and Michael McFaul, the president’s top adviser on Russia, listen during a phone call with President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia on Feb. 24. “Dmitri, we agreed,” Mr. Obama told Mr. Medvedev with a tone of exasperation, according to advisers. “We can’t do this. If it means we’re going to walk away from this treaty and not get it done, so be it. But we’re not going to go down this path.” Mr. Obama hung up and vented frustration. Some of his advisers had never seen him so mad. A picture taken by a White House photographer captured his...
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Sotomayor Political Cartoons
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The More Dependent on the Government You Are, the More You Want to Cut It!
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The Mountain Out Of A Molehill Emails
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