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Republicans Overreach With Sweeping Assault On Women’s Health

Declaring “There Is No Room For Compromise,” Republicans Push For Extreme Measures That Would Let Any Employer – Secular Or Religious – Deny Women Access To Range Of Critical Health Services, Including Mammograms, Sonograms and Contraception Republicans Ignoring Polls Showing Broad Support For Administration Compromise – Including Among Catholic Women New Push Is Just The…


“Ending Medicare As We Know It” – Part II

After previous failed attempts, Republicans are committed to doubling down on their efforts to “end Medicare as we know it.” Yesterday, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan “promised that House Republicans will stick with his plan to fundamentally recast Medicare as a premium-support system.” Over the weekend, he emphasized, “We’re not backing off on the kinds…


Reid Statement On Supreme Court’s Decision To Take Up Health Care Reform

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. “Families, seniors and small businesses in Nevada and across the country are reaping the benefits of health insurance reform. Prescription drug costs for seniors are falling as the Medicare ‘donut…


Reid: Medicine Has Changed, Need For Medicare Has Not

Republicans Would Trade Seniors’ Sense of Security for Tax Breaks for Corporate Jets Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on Medicare. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Often very good ideas – no matter how important – take time to ripen. And even when they…


Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Implementing Health Reform that Works for Middle-Class Americans

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health insurance reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152), and Americans are already experiencing the benefits.  These two laws, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act, put control over health…


Health Reform: Republicans Want to Take Benefits Away

House Republicans recently issued a plan, endorsed by their Senate counterparts, to repeal the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. [, accessed 9/24/10; Senate Republican Communications Center, 9/23/10]  In advancing their plan to repeal health reform, Republicans would revoke benefits of health reform that have already begun or will begin within a year of…