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Top VA Official Resigns Over Growing Scandal

Dr. Robert Petzel, undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned a day after appearing at a Senate hearing to discuss long wait-times and secret waiting list. In a short statement, Shinseki announced that he accepted Petzel’s resignation Friday. “As we know from the veteran community, most veterans are satisfied with the quality [...]

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is set to testify before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, amid controversy and calls for his resignation because of allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting care on fraudulent waiting lists at the Phoenix V.A. The Phoenix story has lit a media fire under the issue of veterans’ access to [...]

New York: Skyrocketing Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Result in Premiums Slashed in Half! (via Americans Against The Tea Party) New York is a model for what the Affordable Care Act is meant to be. Republicans tried their best to refuse the Medicaid expansion, and require their citizens onto the federal exchanges.  Realizing that this would ultimately [...]

This Powerful Chart Proves America Needs Universal Healthcare NOW! (via Americans Against The Tea Party) There’s a common argument among pundits and politicians against the Affordable Care Act: “America already has the best healthcare in the world.” The problem is, this isn’t true; it isn’t even close. The U.S. may be great at delivering service… [...]

President Obama says it’s time to move on, but Republicans say they’re not moving. “The president says that Republicans have not accepted Obamacare as settled law. He is right. Republicans cannot and will not accept this law,” said House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in a statement. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) office added, [...]

Gallup shows the numbers. Gallup now estimates that about 9-10 million people have gained insurance since Obamacare rolled out last year. If you assume that perhaps a million people lost insurance, that’s a net increase of 8-9 million. Of this, about half gained insurance through the exchanges. The rest gained it through Medicaid and increased [...]

You won’t hear this from Obamacare-haters. Specifically, the report stated that the ACA’s coverage provisions will likely cost $5 billion less than the $41 billion the agencies had previously projected (“Wonkblog,” Washington Post, 4/14). Further, the report said the government will spend about $3 billion less in 2014 and $164 billion less over the next [...]

Reuters/Ipsos shows that Americans believe Democrats have the better plan on health care. Of course they’re the only party with a plan on health care. Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats’ plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans. This marks [...]

Sebelius For Senate?

There is a push in that direction. In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is [...]

A Kaiser poll shows that 59% of Americans want to either keep Obamacare as is, or keep it and refine it. …more of the public would like to see Congress keep the law in place and work to improve it (49 percent) or keep it as is (10 percent) rather than repeal it and replace [...]

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