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MedCity News
California insurance commissioner thinks it's time to consider the public optionthink that is only a clear win when the alternative is nothing.” State Sen. Ed
California insurance commissioner thinks it's time to consider the public option
MedCity News / Posted 5 hours ago
think that is only a clear win when the alternative is nothing.” State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), chairman of the Senate Health Committee, said a public option could make sense in some underserved areas. But he said it may not address the... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
AG's office: Don't ease e-prescribing lawobtaining the same prescription from multiple doctors, also known as doctor sho
AG's office: Don't ease e-prescribing law
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
obtaining the same prescription from multiple doctors, also known as doctor shopping. The bills, which were sponsored by Senate Health Chairman Kemp Hannon and Assembly Health Chairman Richard Gottfried, were passed by the Legislature in March... Read more
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The Hill
The Hill's 12:30 ReportDelegation. Yes, that's Buffalo wings. It's a beautiful thing. http://bit.ly/2c
The Hill's 12:30 Report
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
Delegation. Yes, that's Buffalo wings. It's a beautiful thing. http://bit.ly/2cCHHMt 10 a.m. EDT Thursday: The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on cosmetic safety practices. http://bit.ly/2d0LjNz 10 p.m. EDT: Fox News's Sean... Read more
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The Hill
Mylan CEO to defend record on EpiPens | Medical cures bill delayed to lame duck | House GOP hopeful about Zika dealbelieves the 21st Century Cures Act would be a "priority" in the lame duck sess
Mylan CEO to defend record on EpiPens | Medical cures bill delayed to lame duck | House GOP hopeful about Zika deal
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
believes the 21st Century Cures Act would be a "priority" in the lame duck session of Congress. Cassidy, who sits on the Senate health panel, was hesitant to say with full confidence that it would pass, however. Watch a video of the event, which... Read more
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The Hill
Medical cures bill pushed back to lame-duckbeen seeking to water down the language through negotiations with lawmakers. S
Medical cures bill pushed back to lame-duck
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
been seeking to water down the language through negotiations with lawmakers. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Health Committee, which is taking the lead in that chamber, called the medical cures bill a “lame-duck priority” at an... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander Says FDA’s “Double Regulation” Could Halt Tests Americans Need For Treatments, Curesit seems to me, would be Americans who stand to benefit from the rapid pace of
Alexander Says FDA’s “Double Regulation” Could Halt Tests Americans Need For Treatments, Cures
The Chattanoogan / Posted 5 days ago
it seems to me, would be Americans who stand to benefit from the rapid pace of science and discovery.” At a hearing of the Senate health committee, which Senator Alexander chairs, he said that this amounts to unnecessary “double regulation” and... Read more
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The Hill
GOP takes on billion-dollar regs; Wells Fargo under scrutinyhas fired those employees, but lawmakers want more answers on the bank's practi
GOP takes on billion-dollar regs; Wells Fargo under scrutiny
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
has fired those employees, but lawmakers want more answers on the bank's practices. http://bit.ly/2d64Ue0 On Thursday, the Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on cosmetic safety practices. http://bit.ly/2csHN9b The same day, a Senate... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Painkiller Manufactures Donate More Than $500,000 to DE Politiciansway of tackling opioid abuse in Delaware," he said. "I don't see that as an iss
Painkiller Manufactures Donate More Than $500,000 to DE Politicians
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 7 days ago
way of tackling opioid abuse in Delaware," he said. "I don't see that as an issue." Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, chair of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee, agrees. "They've always been, for me, on the side of patient safety in... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Opioid lobby thwarts reform efforts$41,750 to Assemblyman Herb Conaway, D-Burlington and $27,800 to Sen. Joseph Vi
Opioid lobby thwarts reform efforts
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 days ago
$41,750 to Assemblyman Herb Conaway, D-Burlington and $27,800 to Sen. Joseph Vitale, D-Woodbridge, chairman of the Senate Health Committee. Vitale said he is not influenced by drug makers and noted his record on fighting the heroin and... Read more
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WBGO-FM Newark
Home Bakers Want End Of NJ Ban On Sale Of Their Goodslegislation would allow the home bakers to sell up to $50,000 a year of their p
Home Bakers Want End Of NJ Ban On Sale Of Their Goods
WBGO-FM Newark / Posted 10 days ago
legislation would allow the home bakers to sell up to $50,000 a year of their products that do not require refrigeration. Senate Health Committee chairman Joe Vitale is blocking a vote on it because of public health concerns about inspection and... Read more
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Daily Press
America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study findsteachers in the profession, contributing their expertise to help others," Sen.
America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study finds
Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
teachers in the profession, contributing their expertise to help others," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said in a statement. Former education secretary and South Carolina... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
PCCC, Senate Democrats Push for Public Option with New Congressional Resolution and Nationwide Grassroots Coalition Campaignto bring down costs, hold insurance companies accountable, and protect health c
PCCC, Senate Democrats Push for Public Option with New Congressional Resolution and Nationwide Grassroots Coalition Campaign
CommonDreams.org / Posted 11 days ago
to bring down costs, hold insurance companies accountable, and protect health coverage for Minnesotans. As a member of the Senate Health Committee, I'm going to fight to move the public option forward, and I'll keep working ensure that the... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Republicans want to waive Obamacare penalities but White House says health plan is workingcompanies are leaving the Obamacare exchanges in droves," said U.S. Sen. Lamar
Republicans want to waive Obamacare penalities but White House says health plan is working
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
companies are leaving the Obamacare exchanges in droves," said U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate Health Committee. "This legislation would allow your state to give you the option of buying health insurance wherever... Read more
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The Morning Call
America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study findsteachers in the profession, contributing their expertise to help others," Sen.
America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study finds
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
teachers in the profession, contributing their expertise to help others," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said in a statement. Former education secretary and South Carolina... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study findsteachers in the profession, contributing their expertise to help others," Sen.
America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study finds
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
teachers in the profession, contributing their expertise to help others," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said in a statement. Former education secretary and South Carolina... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study findsteachers in the profession, contributing their expertise to help others," Sen.
America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study finds
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
teachers in the profession, contributing their expertise to help others," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said in a statement. Former education secretary and South Carolina... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Key Texas Lawmakers Show Little Appetite for Medicaid Expansion - Key Texas Lawmakers Show Little Appetite for Medicaid Expansion by Edgar Walters The Texas Tribune Sept. 13 2016 The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee...The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee and other
Key Texas Lawmakers Show Little Appetite for Medicaid Expansion - Key Texas Lawmakers Show Little Appetite for Medicaid Expansion by Edgar Walters The Texas Tribune Sept. 13 2016 The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee and other high-ranking Republicans on Tuesday expressed little interest in expanding publicly funded insurance coverage to low-income Texans, suggesting the issue is unlikely to... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Child Protective Services moving too quickly on proposed foster care fix, senator fretsjust ... a very positive direction we need to go in," Whitman, an appointee of
Child Protective Services moving too quickly on proposed foster care fix, senator frets
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
just ... a very positive direction we need to go in," Whitman, an appointee of Gov. Greg Abbott's administration, told the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. In Tarrant and six counties to its south and west, he noted, the effort has... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Child Protective Services moving too quickly on possible foster care fix, senator fretsjust ... a very positive direction we need to go in," Whitman, an appointee of
Child Protective Services moving too quickly on possible foster care fix, senator frets
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
just ... a very positive direction we need to go in," Whitman, an appointee of Gov. Greg Abbott's administration, told the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. In Tarrant and six counties to its south and west, he noted, the effort has... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Texas lawmakers set to review worker turnover, recent changes at Child Protective Servicesabout $3.1 million worth of department contracts to help with the changes in tr
Texas lawmakers set to review worker turnover, recent changes at Child Protective Services
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
about $3.1 million worth of department contracts to help with the changes in training, the safety assessment tool and business practices. You can watch a live stream video of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee's hearing here. On Twitt... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
State shifts from reactive to proactive efforts against child abuse and neglectexpand programs that prevent child abuse and neglect," said state Sen. Charles
State shifts from reactive to proactive efforts against child abuse and neglect
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 13 days ago
expand programs that prevent child abuse and neglect," said state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. "I'm encouraged by this plan's goals to better use data to target prevention... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
State lawmakers to begin hearings on mental health issues(AP) - State lawmakers are set to begin a series of hearings on mental health i
State lawmakers to begin hearings on mental health issues
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 14 days ago
(AP) - State lawmakers are set to begin a series of hearings on mental health issues and policies in Rhode Island. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee says the first hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the state... Read more
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Orange County Register
Ask Emily: Taking steps to Get doctor lists rightHernandez, D-West Covina. That’s because the additional paperwork was probably
Ask Emily: Taking steps to Get doctor lists right
Orange County Register / Posted 16 days ago
Hernandez, D-West Covina. That’s because the additional paperwork was probably his doing. Ed Hernandez, chairman of the Senate Health Committee, is author of a newly enacted state law that aims to improve provider directories, long riddled with... Read more
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NJ.com
Measure to help N.J. fight Zika moves forwardThe state Senate health committee voted 8-0 to approve legislation that would p
Measure to help N.J. fight Zika moves forward
NJ.com / Posted 17 days ago
The state Senate health committee voted 8-0 to approve legislation that would provide Medicaid coverages for services to treat and prevent the virus and associated health issues. "We have to be proactive in ensuring that residents are taking... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. lawmakers aim to combat soaring cost of EpiPenswhich dispense emergency epinephrine to people suffering a life-threatening all
N.J. lawmakers aim to combat soaring cost of EpiPens
NJ.com / Posted 17 days ago
which dispense emergency epinephrine to people suffering a life-threatening allergic reaction. Meanwhile, the state Senate health committee held a hearing in which lawmakers, health care advocates, and pharmacists warned about the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
N.J. lawmakers outraged at skyrocketing EpiPen prices, but admit there is little they can dothe Zika virus, fertility treatment for same-sex couples and telemarketing scam
N.J. lawmakers outraged at skyrocketing EpiPen prices, but admit there is little they can do
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 17 days ago
the Zika virus, fertility treatment for same-sex couples and telemarketing scams. In all, 13 committees plan to meet. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. to hear from members of the health... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. lawmakers tackling rising cost of EpiPens ThursdayTRENTON — State lawmakers will hold a inquiry Thursday into the soaring retail
N.J. lawmakers tackling rising cost of EpiPens Thursday
NJ.com / Posted 18 days ago
TRENTON — State lawmakers will hold a inquiry Thursday into the soaring retail price of life-saving EpiPens. The state's Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will hold a 1 p.m. hearing, taking testimony from health care... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
NJ Senate Health committee to hold hearing on skyrocketing EpiPen pricesthe Zika virus, fertility treatment for same-sex couples and telemarketing scam
NJ Senate Health committee to hold hearing on skyrocketing EpiPen prices
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 18 days ago
the Zika virus, fertility treatment for same-sex couples and telemarketing scams. In all, 13 committees plan to meet. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. to hear from members of the health... Read more
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The Christian Post
Chile Moves to Legalize Abortion Despite 100,000 Opposition From Pro-Life ChristiansChile's Senate Health Commission voted in favor of legalizing abortion on Tuesd
Chile Moves to Legalize Abortion Despite 100,000 Opposition From Pro-Life Christians
The Christian Post / Posted 19 days ago
Chile's Senate Health Commission voted in favor of legalizing abortion on Tuesday, moving one step closer to lifting the total ban on the practice, despite opposition from a majority of citizens including 100,000 Christians who marched in a pro-life... Read more
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Times News
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturerare lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased f
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturer
Times News / Posted 19 days ago
are lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased for approximately $140 for a two-pack," said Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, a Long Island Republican. He noted that the essential difference is that the... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturerare lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased f
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturer
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
are lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased for approximately $140 for a two-pack," said Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, a Long Island Republican. He noted that the essential difference is that the... Read more
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The Columbian
N.Y. state probing maker of EpiPensare lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased f
N.Y. state probing maker of EpiPens
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
are lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased for approximately $140 for a two-pack,” said Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, a Long Island Republican. Democratic Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturerare lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased f
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturer
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
are lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased for approximately $140 for a two-pack," said Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, a Long Island Republican. He noted that the essential difference is that the... Read more
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Brandon Sun
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturerare lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased f
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturer
Brandon Sun / Posted 19 days ago
are lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased for approximately $140 for a two-pack," said Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, a Long Island Republican. He noted that the essential difference is that the... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturerare lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased f
New York's attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturer
Hawaii News Now / Posted 19 days ago
are lesser-known products such as generic Adrenaclick, which can be purchased for approximately $140 for a two-pack," said Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, a Long Island Republican. He noted that the essential difference is that the... Read more
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FOX News
New York attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturerare lesser known products such as generic Adrenaclick which can be purchased fo
New York attorney general investigates EpiPen manufacturer
FOX News / Posted 19 days ago
are lesser known products such as generic Adrenaclick which can be purchased for approximately $140 for a two-pack," said Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, a Long Island Republican. He noted that the essential difference is that the... Read more
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KERA North Texas
California Now Requires Timely Updates For Insurers' Doctor DirectoriesD-West Covina. That's because the additional paperwork was probably his doing.
California Now Requires Timely Updates For Insurers' Doctor Directories
KERA North Texas / Posted 20 days ago
D-West Covina. That's because the additional paperwork was probably his doing. Hernandez, who chairs the California Senate Health Committee, is author of a newly enacted state law that aims to improve provider directories, long riddled with... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
California Now Requires Timely Updates For Insurers' Doctor DirectoriesD-West Covina. That's because the additional paperwork was probably his doing.
California Now Requires Timely Updates For Insurers' Doctor Directories
KPBS San Diego / Posted 20 days ago
D-West Covina. That's because the additional paperwork was probably his doing. Hernandez, who chairs the California Senate Health Committee, is author of a newly enacted state law that aims to improve provider directories, long riddled with... Read more
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Smyrna Clayton Sun Times
Into the final week: Democratic Primary Candidatesjob opportunities and protect our seniors. Six years as state representative,
Into the final week: Democratic Primary Candidates
Smyrna Clayton Sun Times / Posted 22 days ago
job opportunities and protect our seniors. Six years as state representative, eight years as a state senator, chair of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee, chair of the Senate Community and County Affairs Committee. She has chaired many... Read more
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Dover Post
Into the final week: Democratic Primary Candidatesjob opportunities and protect our seniors. Six years as state representative,
Into the final week: Democratic Primary Candidates
Dover Post / Posted 22 days ago
job opportunities and protect our seniors. Six years as state representative, eight years as a state senator, chair of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee, chair of the Senate Community and County Affairs Committee. She has chaired many... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Michigan makes strides in vaccination ratesvigilant to guard against these diseases. Jim Marleau, a Republican from Lake
Michigan makes strides in vaccination rates
Detroit Free Press / Posted 25 days ago
vigilant to guard against these diseases. Jim Marleau, a Republican from Lake Orion, represents Michigan's 12th District in the state Senate. He is a member of the Senate Health Policy Committee. Read or Share this story: http://on.freep.com/2cgm... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie touts Medicaid success with enrollment up, costs downat any price.” Christie was not the only politician to express validation. Sen
Christie touts Medicaid success with enrollment up, costs down
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 27 days ago
at any price.” Christie was not the only politician to express validation. Sen. Joseph Vitale, a Democrat who leads the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, said he had credited Christie for deciding to expand Medicaid... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie points to Medicaid success with enrollment up, costs downat any price.” Christie was not the only politician to express validation. Sen
Christie points to Medicaid success with enrollment up, costs down
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 27 days ago
at any price.” Christie was not the only politician to express validation. Sen. Joseph Vitale, a Democrat who leads the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, said he had credited Christie for deciding to expand Medicaid... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie points to Medicaid success with enrollment up and costs downat any price.” Christie was not the only politician to express validation. Sen
Christie points to Medicaid success with enrollment up and costs down
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 27 days ago
at any price.” Christie was not the only politician to express validation. Sen. Joseph Vitale, a Democrat who leads the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, said he had credited Christie for deciding to expand Medicaid... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
The Underground History of the So-called Public Option (plus Underpants Gnomes)2009 (the Affordable Health Care for America Act, HR 3962). A public option was
The Underground History of the So-called Public Option (plus Underpants Gnomes)
Naked Capitalism / Posted 27 days ago
2009 (the Affordable Health Care for America Act, HR 3962). A public option was also included in the bill passed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on 15 July 2009 (the Affordable Health Choices Act, S 1679). There... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Alexander says Obamacare rate increases areU.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate healt
Alexander says Obamacare rate increases are
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 30 days ago
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate health committee, will highlight today what he said is "an intolerable increase" in health care costs under the Affordable Care Act pushed by President Obama and approved... Read more
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Smyrna Clayton Sun Times
The Democratic Primary Candidatesjob opportunities and protect our seniors. Six years as state representative,
The Democratic Primary Candidates
Smyrna Clayton Sun Times / Posted 30 days ago
job opportunities and protect our seniors. Six years as state representative, eight years as a state senator, chair of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee, chair of the Senate Community and County Affairs Committee. She has chaired many... Read more
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Dover Post
The Democratic Primary Candidatesjob opportunities and protect our seniors. Six years as state representative,
The Democratic Primary Candidates
Dover Post / Posted 30 days ago
job opportunities and protect our seniors. Six years as state representative, eight years as a state senator, chair of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee, chair of the Senate Community and County Affairs Committee. She has chaired many... Read more
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