Tag Archive for Medicare

Senate Passes Largest Health Care Expansion Since Medicare

While most of us were still asleep, the United States Senate passed landmark legislation to reform health care. The legislation moves the country closer to the largest expansion of medical coverage since Medicare more than four decades ago. On a 60-39 party line vote the Senate concluded months wrangling to craft the Senate bill. The $879 billion proposal, is far from perfect, and still must be reconciled with the House bill in conference committee.

Joe Lieberman’s Medicare (Non-)Proposal

Last September — yes, September of this year! — Joe Lieberman had a very different perspective on how Medicare might be part of the solution to get health care reform moving forward compared to his position of today. Have a look. “When it came to Medicare I was very focused on a group — post…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Losing Insurance Can Happen to Anybody

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama highlighted a new report from the Treasury Department that found that about half of all Americans under 65 will lose their health coverage at some point over the next ten years. The report also found that Americans under 21 have more than a 50-percent chance of…

Royce Health Care Town Hall 2.0

Ed Royce held another local Town Hall meeting in Garden Grove on Saturday. Unlike his last one, this time Royce slapped down the Lyndon LaRouche supporter who carried a poster of President Obama with a Hitler moustache. “It’s not a Nazi health care policy, it’s a socialist health care policy,” Royce said. “The one thing Democrats…

Obama Weelky Address: Health Care Reform Cannot Wait

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to seize this opportunity – one that may not come again for decades – and finally pass health care reform. With families unable to keep up with skyrocketing costs, premiums rising three times faster than wages, businesses shedding jobs, and deficits piling up…

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…