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2009-12-04 06:45:00

According to a recent survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Corp, many Americans say they would like to see a "public option" included in the health insurance reform but remain pessimistic that Congress will be able to lower healthcare costs or improve the quality of medical services. Of the roughly 3,000 participants in the survey, slightly less than 60 percent said that they would be in favor of seeing a government-sponsored insurance option included in the hotly debated healthcare reform...

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2009-11-30 13:45:00

The U.S. Senate is set to begin debate today on sweeping legislation that would overhaul the nation's healthcare system.  Among the contentious issues involved in the legislation are a government-run insurance plan, abortion coverage and how the plan can reign in spiraling healthcare costs. The debate, set to begin at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, is expected to last three weeks or longer, with Republicans pledging to do whatever they can to block or delay passage of the bill. The Senate plan...

2009-11-19 12:32:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that a bill has been introduced in the Senate, USAction today called upon every member of the Democratic Caucus to vote to allow debate to begin so that the country can move closer to the promise of quality, affordable health care for all. "Majority Leader Reid has demonstrated principled leadership in moving this bill forward," said USAction Program Director Alan Charney. "Now it's time for every member of the Democratic Caucus to...

2009-11-07 23:16:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USAction this evening hailed passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, which will make health care more affordable for consumers, hold insurance companies accountable and increase access to health care for millions of Americans through a public option. "Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and Harry Truman would be proud," said USAction Program Director Alan Charney. "Today's vote ranks among our country's proudest achievements. Today we are one...

2009-11-05 13:48:00

AFFORDABILITY. ACCOUNTABILITY. CHOICE. WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Affordable Health Care for America Act will make health care more affordable for consumers, hold insurance companies accountable and increase access to health care for millions of Americans. USAction today called on the House to approve the measure and not pass up the best opportunity in 100 years to pass comprehensive reform that guarantees quality, affordable health care for millions of...

2009-11-02 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement concerning H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act: "I am proud to announce that I will advocate for, and be voting for, the Affordable Health Care for America Act in the House of Representatives this week. "Americans have waited far too long for a comprehensive healthcare system that the people of a great nation deserve as a fundamental right. The wait is almost...

2009-10-26 15:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USAction today praised Senate Majority Leader Reid for moving health care reform forward and for including a public option in what has now emerged as the working reform legislation in the U.S. Senate. "We applaud Senator Reid for his leadership in advancing the landmark debate over how to achieve quality, affordable health care for all Americans," said USAction Program Director Alan Charney. "We call on all senators to vote for the motion to...

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2009-10-13 07:10:00

The day before a key congressional committee vote, insurance companies were delivering harsh criticisms of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, claiming that it would result in soaring costs to consumers. The attacks hit the White House on Monday, according to a report for the industry by auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), which was a huge disappointment for those who hoped that the insurance lobby would not attempt to hinder Obama's top domestic priority. The PWC study concluded...

2009-10-08 13:34:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being distributed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland: A new poll by WorldPublicOpinion.org (WPO) finds that over the last year, as the health care debate has intensified, a bipartisan consensus that the government is responsible for ensuring access to health care has fractured. Nonetheless, a majority of the public still says the government is responsible for basic...

2009-10-01 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its Triennial Convention in San Francisco on Friday, October 2, the Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD), an affiliate of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the AFL-CIO, will announce the results of an internal survey that shows that union doctors overwhelming support offering a public option as part of health care reform. More than 80% of UAPD doctors consider some form of...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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