Submitted by Martha Brock on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 7:10pm
The Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives sends out frequent press releases. Committee Member Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC2) often shares info from the Committee, as she did on the local evening news in Raleigh tonight.
Today the Committee issued a release that implied that the move by Walgreens to change how it provides health benefits to its employees was in response to "Obamacare" implementation. The hashtag #BrokenPromises was included in the release.
most Americans say they don't have a good grasp of what the law entails. Thirty-four percent say they don’t understand the law very well, and another 35 percent say they understand it only “some.”
Rep. Renee Ellmers is still beating the drum of how "Obamacare" will hurt US' economy and health system. She said on Twitter: "Americans by 45-23% say #Obamacare will have negative rather than positive impact on healthcare system." This is true.
Submitted by KatyMunger on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 10:35am
To no one's surprise on Blue NC, they're not even trying to hide the buying of policy anymore. The NC House Insurance Committee has taken up a controversial bill (H-115) that gives insurance companies a large role in overseeing how consumers will be able to buy "affordable" insurance coverage through a state-level “health benefits exchange” to be created under the new national health reform law.
Update by James with short answer: Yes, Ellmers does support destroying Medicare.
Last cycle, Republican’s across the nation ran against President Obama’s healthcare reform plan by scaring seniors about ‘Death Panel’s’ and how the President’s plan would cut over $500 billion from Medicare. Although both claims are completely misleading, that didn’t stop Renee Ellmers from using those lies to attack Bob Etheridge for his support of heathcare reform.
Submitted by fritzpardue on Thu, 01/06/2011 - 8:00am
For those who are for and those who are against the national health care reform, there is a website that very clearly and simply lays out the reforms and when they are implemented. Go to http://healthreform.kff.org/timeline.aspx
This is a site sponsored by The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Submitted by heiderose1 on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 3:46pm
Senator Leahy has introduced an amendment to the Wall Street Reform Bill S.3217 that would repeal the anti-trust exemption that the private health insurance industry has. It's up for a vote today or tomorrow.
Please call Senator Hagan and ask her to support the Leahy Antitrust Exemption Amendment!
Amendment number -Leahy #3823 (health insurance antitrust enforcement)
(202) 224-6342 Sen. Hagan's office
(202) 224-3121 switchboard
If there's one thing I believe in, it is experimentation. The way you find out if things will work is to try them. In the healthcare arena, I would have preferred experimenting with something more bold (Single Payer Plus) than the current reform legislation. But what do I know. More to the point, what does anyone know? We're all just guessing. And if history is any indicator, even the best of our guesses will come up short. That's what experiments are for. We do what we can do, and then we build on it. It's called progress.
Washington, DC – Flanked by constituents who favor comprehensive health insurance reform, Representative David Price (D-NC) today announced his support for the legislation that will come before the House of Representatives later this week. Rep. Price is the first member of congress from North Carolina to announce that he will back the legislation, lending more momentum to one of President Barack Obama’s top initiatives.
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