Tag Archive for Health Care Reform

Sanchez Supports a Public Option in Health Care Reform

On Friday, Dena Bunis of the Orange County Register wrote about the divisions between lawmakers in congress over healthcare reform legislation Health reform divides lawmakers. From the story: On the one hand Republicans and Democrats are worlds apart on this issue, which is to be expected. But there’s also a fissure among Democrats, one that…

Obama Weekly Address: Recovery and Jobs of the Future

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama touted the gains the Recovery Act has made in a little more than 100 days.  While the recession is still far from over, the Recovery Act has helped end the economic free fall, ease the rate of monthly job losses from 700,000 a month, extend unemployment…

President’s Weekly Address: Overcoming America’s Challenges

From The White House Blog: The President recounts America’s great history of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges, and pledges to lead America in continuing that tradition. Focusing on creating a clean energy economy, comprehensive health reform, and revitalizing an education system in need of change, the President pledges not to leave these decades-old problems to yet…

Obama Weekly Address: Outlines New Medicare and Medicaid Savings

From the White House Blog: The President has long noted that skyrocketing health care costs will be disastrous in terms of our long term national debt unless we pass real reform.  In this Weekly Address, the President also explains how he will cover the upfront costs of reform by eliminating overpayments from Medicaid and Medicare and driving down…

Weekly Address: President Obama Calls for Real Health Care Reform

From the White House Blog In his weekly address to the nation the President makes clear that as Congress works through health care reform legislation, it must include fundamental changes that lower costs, ensure Americans have choices, and establish access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans. “But what we can’t welcome,” the President…

Obama Weekly Address: Toward A Better Day

In his March 7th weekly address, the President capped off a busy week in Washington remarking on new lending guidelines aimed at lowering mortgage payments; an initiative to generate funds for small business and college loans; the release of his administration’s first budget which includes $2T in deficit reduction, and the start of long overdue…