Washington Times: House panel votes to change Medicare funding approach

By Tom Howell Jr. – The Washington Times July 31, 2013, 01:10PM     A key House panel unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that would replace the formula that pays doctors for each service provided under Medicare with one that rewards providers for high-quality care — a measure that both sides of the political aisle praised … Continue reading

The Hill: Boehner: House to vote next week on delaying ObamaCare mandates

By Russell Berman – 07/11/13 11:42 AM ET    The House will vote next week to delay the implementation of both the employer and individual mandate in the healthcare law, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Thursday. Republicans are looking to seize on the Obama administration’s decision last week to delay the employer mandate, the requirement that … Continue reading

ARA: The New Congressional Voting Record

The Alliance for Retired Americans just released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Senator and Representative on key issues affecting current and future retirees. The document, available here, examines 10 key Senate votes and 10 key House votes in 2012. Roll calls on issues include: •    whether to privatize Medicare and create a … Continue reading

California Healthline – Obama, Romney Health Care Differences Detailed in Study

by Steve Hart (Guest Contributor) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would dismantle most of the federal Affordable Care Act and make sweeping changes to Medicare and Medicaid, according to a study released Wednesday by UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research. The side-by-side analysis of health care proposals in the 2012 presidential contest found stark policy … Continue reading

Have you registered to VOTE?! Get out the vote & make your voice heard!

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California Healthline: Poll Finds More Support for GOP Medicare Plan Among Younger Voters

Public polls in recent months have shown that most U.S. residents generally do not favor a GOP proposal to overhaul Medicare, but a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that younger voters are more receptive to the plan than older voters, Kaiser Health News reports (Rau, Kaiser Health News, 9/27). The telephone survey of 1,534 adults was conducted between Sept. … Continue reading

California Participation Project: Get Involved with the First Ever National Voter Registration Day

We’re 119 days from Election Day – November 6, 2012 – and there is so much that we have to do.  With 11 ballot measures qualifying for the Fall election, California voters will be faced with a number of issues, ranging from two competing tax measures designed to raise revenue for the state, a hotly-contested battle over … Continue reading

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