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Have you heard of the Freedom Partners? According to a Politico investigation, the group raised and spent $250 million in 2012 to shape political and policy debates. According to IRS filings, the group has 200 donors, each of whom paid at least $100,000 in annual dues. And while its head, Marc...
09/13/2013
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The New York Times reported last week that New York State’s health plans are set to fall 50 percent in cost, which prompted a fierce debate between right wing critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its defenders. But missing from the conversation was the fact that insurance companies, who are...
07/24/2013
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Next month the Obama Administration will begin a nation-wide campaign to encourage low-income Americans to take advantage of the health insurance options that will come with the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. Sounds like a great idea, right? A long overdue publicity campaign for an...
05/28/2013
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As expected, Paul Ryan repeated one of the top mistruths of this election season last night -- namely that President Obama robbed Medicare of $716 billion to fund the Affordable Care Act. For months, various experts and news sources have pointed out what a distortion this is. As Politifact noted in...
10/12/2012
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Even as the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, an even greater concern to many critics of the law is its cost.  While these critics have a long record of distorting the facts about ACA's budgetary impact -- most recently by twisting the findings of a CBO...
03/27/2012
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Even as the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, an even greater concern to many critics of the law is its cost.  While these critics have a long record of distorting the facts about ACA's budgetary impact -- most recently by twisting the findings of a CBO...
03/27/2012
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State attorneys general are directly elected by voters in nearly every state and if politics made sense, the 26 AGs that have filed suit against Obamacare would be booted out by voters. Why? Because these AGs represent states that stand to disproportionately benefit from the law. Meanwhile, many...
03/26/2012
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State attorneys general are directly elected by voters in nearly every state and if politics made sense, the 26 AGs that have filed suit against Obamacare would be booted out by voters. Why? Because these AGs represent states that stand to disproportionately benefit from the law. Meanwhile, many...
03/26/2012
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The constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the subject of three days of oral argument before the Supreme Court beginning Monday, could well turn on whether the Court concludes that Congress can compel a citizen to buy a commercial product, in this case health insurance. At the heart of...
03/26/2012
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As the Supreme Court takes up the Affordable Care Act and its most controversial provision, the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, legal analysts are busily debating how the ruling might go -- looking back decades for precedents. More interesting, though, are the core moral questions...
03/22/2012
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