Posts Tagged ‘obamacare’
Weird Republican email hits local candidates on Obamacare–over and over again

Weird Republican email hits local candidates on Obamacare–over and over again

We’ll give the GOP this: They’re pretty consistent. But creativity has never been one of their strengths. And with the 2014 election coming up, if my inbox is any indication, it looks like the National Republican Campaign Committee’s fight will be both consistent and totally uncreative. Just look at this: Those candidates mentioned in my email...

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How Enroll America is connecting city restaurant workers with Obamacare

How Enroll America is connecting city restaurant workers with Obamacare

It’s a recent Wednesday afternoon, and Neil Rickett is hitting Center City bars, doing his best to steer clear of anything that could be deemed political. Rickett is a field organizer at Enroll America’s Pennsylvania chapter, a nonprofit group leading efforts to help Americans get enrolled in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. A former bartender,...

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Influential conservative group tells Pennsylvanians to oppose CorbettCare

Influential conservative group tells Pennsylvanians to oppose CorbettCare

It’s well known that liberals have a lot of problems with how Gov. Corbett wants to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania. But as the governor moves forward with his expansion-lite plan, it turns out some conservatives may not be too into the idea, either. And the particular conservatives opposing the plan probably aren’t taking it laying down. The Koch Brothers-funded...

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Of course Rick Santorum compared Obamacare to apartheid

Of course Rick Santorum compared Obamacare to apartheid

Maybe you heard: While a guest on the Bill O’Reilly Fox News program on Thursday, former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum compared South African apartheid to Obamacare. Apartheid was the system of racial segregation in South Africa that the late Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday before the O’Reilly program, spent his life fighting...

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The trick Corbett (and his successor) will use to change Obamacare

The trick Corbett (and his successor) will use to change Obamacare

Governor Tom Corbett agreed to meet Republicans and the people of Pennsylvania halfway when he introduced his Healthy PA plan. Healthy PA would expand Medicaid to those making 133 percent of the poverty rate (a requirement as originally written into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in 2009), but there’d be a few changes. For...

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Some Philadelphians will lose their insurance plans under Obamacare—and ought to celebrate

Some Philadelphians will lose their insurance plans under Obamacare—and ought to celebrate

To hear the national media talk about it, you’d think Obamacare is a mess. Its website regularly crashes. Millions of Americans are being summarily dropped from their health insurance plans, and the “sticker shock” of the cost has left people all over the country reeling in pain, begging their Tea Party congressmen to repeal the Affordable Care Act before...

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Amidst new dire polling, Gov. Corbett attacks Rep. Schwartz and Obamacare

Amidst new dire polling, Gov. Corbett attacks Rep. Schwartz and Obamacare

You know what they say: When the going gets tough, attack your potential opponent. This morning, Franklin and Marshall released a poll showing Pennsylvania governor’s Tom Corbett’s poll numbers numbers stuck in a rut. Just one in five voters thinks he is doing a good or excellent job  and an entire 67 percent of Pennsylvanians think it’s time for...

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Sen. Pat Toomey praises defunding Obamacare after telling Inquirer it won’t ‘get us outcome we want’ [Updated]

Sen. Pat Toomey praises defunding Obamacare after telling Inquirer it won’t ‘get us outcome we want’ [Updated]

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons Last month, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) met with the Inquirer to talk some federal government business, and was even praised by the Philly paper’s editorial board afterwards for sounding so reasonable on the issues. This is something Toomey has become especially good at. It’s something Philadelphia Weekly has noted about him...

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Anti-abortion coverage bill passes state Senate committee

Last we heard about House Bill 818—the Option Out of Abortion Coverage in State amendment—state Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) quickly became an Internet meme as he issued an impassioned speech on the House floor about Pennsylvania’s legislative priorities. “This legislation [HB 818] is about advancing an ideology of oppression and suppression,” Sims...

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Corbett Has No Excuses Left on Medicaid Expansion

As if things couldn’t get worse for Pennsylvania’s governor, an independent report was released this week showing his administration’s stubborn rejection of Medicaid funds to lock the rings of Obamacare in place in the commonwealth is, probably, the wrong one. The report was released by the Republican-controlled state Legislature’s Fiscal Office. It noted...

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