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2009-08-19 23:01:00

CONCERNS HAVE GROWN ABOUT PERCEIVED NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF REFORM, ESPECIALLY AMONG REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENTS SENIORS REPORT THEY ARE CONFUSED ABOUT REFORM MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A slim majority of Americans continues to favor moving forward on health care reform now despite an intensifying ad war and a political climate of contentious town hall meetings that coincide with rising concerns about the reform effort, according to the August Kaiser Health...

2009-08-06 08:14:00

Report Shows That Making Americans Part of The Conversation Is Critical To Advancing Health Care Reform SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress breaks for its August recess with polls pointing to a decline in public support for health reform efforts, new research shows that getting Americans more involved in the debate is essential to moving the reform needle. The research showed that after critically thinking through the alternatives, people were willing to make...

2009-08-05 13:04:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Merrill Matthews, executive director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI), released the following statement: After months of several health care industry groups bending over backward to work with the Obama administration and the Democratic leadership in Congress on health care reform, the Democrats have apparently decided to make a pariah out of one (at least for now) of those groups: health insurers. "Of...

2009-07-31 17:17:00

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra, and Assistant to the Speaker Chris Van Hollen held a news conference this afternoon in the Capitol to discuss the New Direction Congress' accomplishments ahead of the August district work period. Below are the Speaker's opening remarks, closing statement, and a question and answer session. Speaker Pelosi Opening...

2009-07-14 15:46:00

WASHINGTON., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus, released this statement today as the three House Committees with jurisdiction over health policy introduce the American Affordable Health Choices Act: "Today is a day for the history books. Today is the day that health care reform for all Americans begins its passage through the House of Representatives with introduction of the aptly named American Affordable Health...

2009-06-15 23:01:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congressional committees begin to hone in on the details of their health reform bills and debate intensifies, the latest Kaiser health tracking poll finds remarkable stability in public opinion on health reform. A solid majority of the American people (61%) continue to believe that health reform is more important than ever given the country's economic problems); sizeable majorities support key elements of reform currently being...

2009-01-15 08:30:00

HEALTH REFORM RATED AMONG TOP PRIORITIES FOR NEW PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS, INSURANCE REGULATIONS STAND OUT FOR BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT Initial Positive Reaction to Many Key Elements of Health Reform, But Support Could Erode During a Debate About Tradeoffs WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public ranks action on health care highly as part of efforts to stem the impact of the economic recession and also views reforming health care as one of the top priorities for...

2008-10-30 18:00:29

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With only a few days remaining before Election Day, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and the Kaiser Family Foundation, writing for the November 6, 2008, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), find that seven in ten registered voters say major changes are needed in the U.S. health care system. The article, written by Robert J. Blendon, Sc.D., Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at the Harvard School of...

2008-10-21 12:00:33

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With two weeks remaining until Election Day, more people are reporting problems with health care bills, and paying for health care retains a solid hold on the public's list of their top economic concerns, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's final election 2008 tracking poll. About one in three Americans now report their family has had problems paying medical bills in the past year, up from about a quarter saying the same two...

2008-10-03 21:00:06

By Henry L. Davis A Buffalo-area advocacy group released a report card Thursday grading state leaders on their efforts to accomplish health care reform. "We need the will and a plan to get it done," said Terri Schelter, chairwoman of Western New York Health Care Campaign. The organization is a coalition of groups -- including the American Cancer Society, Communication Workers of America, and Citizen Action -- that support more affordable and accessible health care. The group's second...


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