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Administration Drops One Provision Of The Healthcare Reforms

One of the provisions of the healthcare reform bills bit the dust on Friday. [...]

Electronic Health Records Usage Still Low In The United States

A new Commonwealth Fund study shows the United States and Canada lagging the five other developed countries in the use of electronic health records. [...]

FreedomWorks Runs Damage Control On Medicare

The GOP already had a plan to hide their intent to privatize Social Security. Now they’re being briefed by FreedomWorks on how to lie about their plans for privatizing Medicare. [...]

Ryan’s Plan Bites The Dust

The Democrats may have won a victory by defeating the Ryan deficit reduction plan in the Senate yesterday, but the battle isn’t over… [...]

The GOP Prescription For Medicare – Placebo Or Poison Pill?

The Tea party wants to kill off Medicare. The GOP is soft peddling the Ryan Plan for Medicare overhaul, making it sound more like a free lunch rather than privatization. Is the GOP plan a placebo or a poison pill? [...]

A Look At The GOP’s Proposed Budget Cuts

The GOP and Tea Party are trying to force budget cuts that target woman and children while removing protections for our food, air, water and health. They’re also hitting efforts to create jobs and improve our infrastructure. Today we take a closer look at their agenda. [...]

Tea Party Sets Out To Axe Medicare and Medicaid Benefits

The Tea Party and GOP say that they want to overhaul Medicare and Medicaid to save taxpayer’s money. That’s what they say, but it’s far from the truth. These bullies are simply trying to rob the poor, the needy and seniors to line the pockets of their corporate masters. [...]

One Year On – Health Care Reform Progress Explained

It’s a year since the health care reform bill was passed. Where are we now and who is trying to take our benefits away? [...]

Fighting Medicare Fraud By Educating and Recruiting Seniors

A new Administration on Aging campaign will run a series of Public Service Announcements aimed at educating seniors to the risk of Medicare fraud. It will be backed by a bolstered Senior Medicare Patrol. Don’t worry – they’re not vigilantes. There’s also an opportunity to volunteer. [...]

Survey Confirms That Most Seniors Believe GOP Lies About Medicare

Yet another survey shows that GOP misinformation about the effects of health care reform, centered on Medicare benefits, is working. [...]

The British Appear To Be Healthier Than Americans

Yet another study emphasizes the fact that we really don’t have the best health care in the world. Even the Brits, with their socialized health care system, are healthier than us! [...]

So Be It – Axing Government Jobs – Part 2 – Health & Human Services

Today we look at a means to cut about $850 billion off of the federal budget – by abolishing the US Department of Health and Human Services. [...]

Improving Social Security Benefits Reduces Mortality and Disability

As the battle over the future of our Social Security rages, a new study has shown that it does more for seniors than we thought. [...]

Republicans Haven’t Given Up On Killing Health Care Reform

The GOP isn’t giving up in its bid to repeal the health care reform bill. here’s what they’re up to. [...]

Health Care Reform Crazy Season Kicks Off

Today, just as they promised, the Republicans started their first move to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They don’t care about the insured, the sick, the elderly or anyone other than the corporations that they serve. Despite claims of fiscal responsibility they’re prepared to add $230 billion to the deficit. Can they win? [...]

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