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Posts Tagged ‘Mr. Obama’

Obama health care law at Supreme Court: mega case for the history books

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The Christian Science Monitor reports:

“When the US Supreme Court begins examining the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care reform law on March 26, there will be more at stake in the unfolding drama than the judicial assessment of Mr. Obama’s signature legislative achievement in the White House.

The case thrusts the high court center stage in a historic constitutional showdown that could define the scope of congressional power for generations. It also threatens to draw individual justices into a heated political debate that might hinder or advance the president’s own reelection effort.


Messing With Medicare

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The New York Times reports:

“At the time of writing, President Obama’s hoped-for “Grand Bargain” with Republicans is apparently dead. And I say good riddance. I’m no more eager than other rational people (a category that fails to include many Congressional Republicans) to see what happens if the debt limit isn’t raised. But what the president was offering to the G.O.P., especially on Medicare, was a very bad deal for America.

Specifically, according to many reports, the president offered both means-testing of Medicare benefits and a rise in the age of Medicare eligibility. The first would be bad policy; the second would be terrible policy. And it would almost surely be terrible politics, too. (more…)

Poll: Most Oppose Cutting Funding for Health Care Reforms

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto reports:

A majority of the public disapproves of the Republican idea to cut off funding for health care reform, a new CBS News poll shows – although most also disapprove of the health care law, and many aren’t sure of its impact on the health care system. (more…)

‘Death panels’ controversy: Is Obama avoiding Congress?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The Christan Science Monitor reports:

“In 2010, Obama’s health-care law added annual wellness visits to the range of Medicare benefits. Now, the new provision would include the “voluntary advance care planning” as a part of those annual visits. The Obama administration has the power to make the change because DHHS is tasked with writing the precise rules by which the broad health-care law will be carried out. DHHS decided to include this new provision as one of the rules of the health-care reform law… But critics charge that the new regulations are an end run around the Congress, putting into rules an approach that was rejected by lawmakers.”


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