Tags: health care reform
By Carole on Nov 7, 2010
Early this year while the health care reform debate was raging, President Barack Obama declared that he'd "rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." In the wake of last week's midterm election results and the president’s reaction to them, a third option is now a very real possibility. Will a man who promised to fundamentally transform the country be remembered by history as a mere footnote; a one-term president whose only memorable achievement was being the first African American to hold the office?
By Carole on Sep 27, 2010
West Virginia Governor and Democratic Senate candidate Joe Manchin supported the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) before it passed. He's on video at a union event both praising and defending President Barack Obama and clearly stating "I am totally behind Health Care Reform." He was still in favor of Obamacare after it was pushed through Congress while the majority of Americans and West Virginians were against it. But now that he's facing the possibility of losing his Senate bid because voters believe he would be nothing more than a rubber stamp for the unpopular Obama agenda, Candidate Manchin is suddenly in favor of repealing at least some of the new law.
By Carole on Jul 28, 2010
Between his gabfest with the ladies of The View, multiple political fundraisers and vacations followed rapidly by other vacations; it's tough to figure out how President Barack Obama found the time to star in yet another infomercial. But he did. This one is for his new Healthcare.gov website.
By Carole on Jul 23, 2010
The primaries to determine the candidates who will battle for the seat vacated by the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) are little more than a month away. But most who are watching the race believe it will be a contest between Governor Joe Manchin (D) and Republican industrialist John Raese. The latest poll shows the Governor with a significant 16 point lead (51% - 35%) so should we put this one in the Democratic win column? Not yet.
By Carole on Apr 23, 2010
Try to act surprised. A new report by economic experts at the Obama administration's own Health and Human Services Department says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) will increase the nation's health care costs instead of bringing them down. According to the analysis the law not only fails to control costs, the Medicare cuts it contains may be unrealistic and unsustainable, driving about 15% of hospitals into the red and "possibly jeopardizing access" to care for seniors. (source)