Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’
This RN is rallying in Philly for full Obamacare today

This RN is rallying in Philly for full Obamacare today

When Governor Tom Corbett came up with his own unique form of Medicaid expansion earlier this year, few were excited. The governor—who had been one of the attorneys general to file a lawsuit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the first place; and had refused to set up state exchanges in light of his general distaste of the bill—proposed...

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DAILY GRINDER: After Debate, Mayor Nutter Calls Romney ‘Make Believe Mitt’

DAILY GRINDER: After Debate, Mayor Nutter Calls Romney ‘Make Believe Mitt’

Mayor Nutter had a thing or two to say about Mitt Romney after last night’s debate. Here are parts of a Nutter transcript sent last night from the Obama Campaign (italic emphasis mine): “Tonight we also saw the real Mitt Romney—not the phony ‘moderate Mitt’ we’ve seen in recent days, spewing lies that Americans with pre-existing conditions will...

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Why Refusing Medicaid Expansion Could Kill Pennsylvania’s Hospitals

Why Refusing Medicaid Expansion Could Kill Pennsylvania’s Hospitals

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!" As Pennsylvanians gear up for Gov. Corbett’s decision on whether to accept the federal government’s Medicaid expansion (a state-optional portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to the Supreme Court’s ruling) in Pennsylvania, it would help to understand that without that expansion, Pennsylvania...

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Will Corbett Accept Medicaid Expansion Money? [UPDATED]

Opponents of health care reform did get one win in last week’s Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the law: Medicaid expansion will be left up to the states. And now, throughout the country, Republican governors are going on record saying they do not support the provision and will refuse the federal money to expand their states’ program. So, what’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: City Passes Budget; State Getting There

DAILY GRINDER: City Passes Budget; State Getting There

Philadelphia City Council passed the city’s budget yesterday. It’s $3.6 billion, raises property taxes 3.6 percent and gives the school district $40 million in new cash. The number falls way short of the $94 million Mayor Michael Nutter had hoped to funnel to the district and even shorter or the $218 million gap they face. Average property taxes are going...

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In Blow to Gov. Tom Corbett, Health Care Law Upheld [UPDATED]

In Blow to Gov. Tom Corbett, Health Care Law Upheld [UPDATED]

"Damn it. I'll get you, Obamacare!" Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, several states’ attorneys general jumped on a lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality. Then-Pennsylvania Attorney General, now-Governor Tom Corbett was one of them, joining the federal lawsuit on March 23,...

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Election 2012: Will Contraceptives be a Winning Campaign Issue?

Election 2012: Will Contraceptives be a Winning Campaign Issue?

Here’s something: The newest attack on the Obama Administration is his health plan’s requirement that companies and organizations cover contraceptives for their employees. It began with the Catholic Church (which we covered here), wiggled its way through the Republican National Committee and its affiliates, and is now in full attack mode in the mainstream...

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The Unfortunate PA ‘Apology’ Law

The Pennsylvania legislature is currently working through one of those things that makes you wonder why God is waiting all the way to May 21 to bring the rapture upon us. It’s this ‘Apology’ Bill – or, HB 495 – the passage of which may assure that one day doctors will be allowed to legally feel feelings. As it is now, if a surgeon loses a patient during...

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