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Sheriff Who Fought Against Obamacare Raising Money Online To Pay His Medical Bills

Hello, chickens coming home to roost! Long-time readers of C&L should be pretty familiar with Richard Mack, crazy Arizona sheriff who was last seen in public visiting the White House, while supporters outside called for President Obama’s lynching. Mack ought to be shaking the President’s hand and thanking him for the Affordable Care Act, but […]

But talk to any conservative and they’ll tell you what a failure it is.  The nation’s controversial health care exchange has enrolled 11.4 million Americans in its second year of existence, according to figures released by the White House on Feb. 17. The Obama administration’s initial figure target was 9 million, but significantly less than […]

On Thursday morning, BuzzFeed released a video that featured President Obama promoting the February 15 Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline in self-deprecating vignettes that featured, among other things, the use of the zeitgeist-tapping selfie stick. It’s that little detail that’s getting the most attention, and making the video a smash viral sensation, but for my […]

Political Wire points to Rick Perry’s statement in New Hampshire. Perry proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which he called “another example of one-size-fits-all coming out of Washington, D.C.” And he noted that Texas chose not to participate in Medicaid expansion. “Texas has been criticized for having a large number of uninsured,” he said, […]

It is, of course, to avoid providing health care. Last year Alice*, 19, typically clocked anywhere from 25 hours to 40 hours a week at the Staples store where she works as a part-time staffer. The hours were great, she says, because she loves her co-workers and uses the job to help support her family. […]

What Republicans claimed was their “new” idea to replace Obamacare was recycled from previous, non-starter proposals. Robert Pear of The New York Times reported that the plan was “drafted with encouragement from Republican leaders,” “devised” by Hatch, Burr and Upton, and included a “potentially explosive proposal.” Pear reported that “Republicans said the need for such […]

by Karolyn Roberts Tuesday marked a milestone for the 114th Congress. The House voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in March 2010. That’s not newsworthy by itself. But did you know it was the 56th time they have done that? If you look at the House schedule […]

Who was it who said, “The fifth-sixth time is the charm.” Oh, that’s right, no one. The vote was largely symbolic, because the measure is unlikely to pass the Senate and would face a certain veto from President Barack Obama if it did. But Republicans insisted on the vote, casting it as a chance to […]

Now read this:Right-Wing Pol: Rely On God For Healthcare (Dec 19, 2014) Tea Party To Wear ‘I’m With Stupid’ T-Shirts While Questioning Gruber (Dec 9, 2014) McConnell Has Big Plans If SCOTUS Throws Out Subsidies, But Won’t Elaborate (Dec 3, 2014) Issa Calls Gruber To Testify Before Congress (Nov 22, 2014) North Carolina Fires Gruber […]

Okay, so I exaggerate, but only slightly. Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who is in a Pennsylvania district Mitt Romney won in 2012 just 51 to 48 percent, last weeklamented the kinds of issues House Republicans have been taking up so far in this new 114th Congress. In his words: “Week one, we had a Speaker […]

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