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2009-06-09 05:30:00

While Diverging from Kennedy On Some Points, Denise Gott Agrees that Everyone Needs Protection for Longer-Lasting Illnesses and Disabilities, Not Just Acute Ones KIRKLAND, Wash., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The traditionally conservative insurance industry can come to terms with a Democratic Congress on health reform, according to one insurance leader, Denise Gott, who today heaped praise on Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) for his crusading efforts. "He sees more clearly than anyone the need to...

2009-06-08 22:11:00

MIAMI, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress prepares for Sen. Edward Kennedy's long-awaited healthcare overhaul bill, American Health Choices Act, to be introduced, a bipartisan group of city, county, and state officials will join together with leaders from Borinquen Health Care Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Florida to lend support for comprehensive healthcare reform that includes a high quality and affordable public health...

2009-04-23 06:00:00

Special Contributor Mike Leavitt Kicks-Off his First Commentary entitled "Beware of the Trojan Horse" WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The grassroots forum AmericaSpeakOn.org today kicked off a three-week discussion about health care reform with a commentary from former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt. In his first commentary since departing HHS, Leavitt calls the President's "public option" for health care coverage a Trojan horse that will actually...

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2009-03-27 14:26:53

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Thursday admitted that mandates to purchase health insurance are likely to be "part of the plan" to revamp the US healthcare system. House committees are currently drafting new legislation with the goal of keeping rising costs under control and effectively provide coverage for some 46 million Americans who currently have no health insurance. President Barack Obama has offered up a plan that would provide a federal insurance plan to anyone, while continuing...

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2009-03-09 10:37:11

Republicans have challenged an Obama administration proposal that would give Americans the option of buying medical coverage through a government plan, the Associated Press reported. However, echoing the sentiments of many GOP leaders, Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said in the Republican weekly radio address that he was concerned that having the government step in would eventually push out the private health care plans millions of Americans enjoy today. "This could cause your employer to simply stop...

2009-03-02 15:25:00

Encouraged That Obama Is Moving Quickly On Health Reform, Progressives Hail Choice of HHS Secretary and White House Health Reform Office Director WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Campaign for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey congratulated President Obama today on his choice of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kansas, to be secretary of health and human services and Nancy Ann DeParle to be director of the White House Office for health Reform. Hickey praised the president's...

2008-12-03 11:32:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized Consumer Watchdog urged President-elect Obama to oppose the health insurance industry's self-serving plan detailed today requiring every American to buy junk insurance policies or face tax penalties or other fines. The plan would not limit what insurers can charge or reduce health insurance profit and overhead -- the fastest growing component of health care spending. As a candidate, President-elect Obama opposed...


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