Democrats may be too complacent about potential loss of Medicaid expansion. Ten states have already vowed to opt out of the Medicaid expansion, with more potentially on the way. The fact that these states sued to overturn the entire law should have been a tipoff that they wouldn’t exactly jump at the chance to incorporate one important portion of the law if they were given the opportunity to opt out.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday July 3, 2012 8:40 am|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 12, 2012 2:10 pm|
Every political reporter in the country is anxiously awaiting the list of opinions from the Supreme Court every Monday and Thursday from now until the end of the month. At some point, the decision on the Affordable Care Act will come out. But that will actually not signal the fate for the law, or at least the entire fate.
UnitedHealth, one of the largest insurers in America, made the decision to retain several benefits from the law’s provisions, and other large insurers will reportedly follow suit.
|By: David Dayen Friday March 2, 2012 6:45 am|
|By: Eli Friday February 4, 2011 6:01 pm|
Think the it’s-not-rape-unless-there’s-screaming “No Taxpayer Money For Abortion Act” is bad? Check out the GOP’s Orwellian “Protect Life Act.”
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 5, 2010 3:30 pm|
I don’t know that there’s a piece of paper laying out the terms, or an audio tape of the meeting, or anything other than a handshake deal. But this is a fairly badly kept secret in Washington, and now Daschle went ahead and put it in a mass market book.
|By: Eli Tuesday March 23, 2010 6:01 pm|
So, Obama and the Democrats have triumphed in their heroic struggle to protect the little guy, right? The rapacious health care industry is licking its wounds and wondering how it’ll ever survive, right? Umm… not so much.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday March 17, 2010 9:50 am|
If indeed this health care bill passes, people across the country will have to start examining the basic assumptions with which we have heretofore approached politics. The thing I have learned above all else in this campaign is that the corporate control of government is much more extensive than I ever imagined, and the tools we have to fight its influence are ineffective.