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In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

Sunday, 19 October 2014 21:09
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans and Democrats in the Louisiana Senate race have returned to an old political standby, accusing each other of cutting or threatening popular Medicare benefits for seniors. It's a reliable tactic in an election cycle when older voters could have disproportional influence if younger, more casual voters stay home. In Louisiana, Sen.
How the health law's second enrollment season could impact the outcome of key Senate races
Sunday, 19 October 2014 19:11
Politico reports that two closely watched Senate contests -- that of Georgia and Louisiana -- could be decided by runoff elections that would take place in December. Healthcare.gov glitches could color voters' choices. News outlets also report on how Obamacare could play a role in election outcomes in states such as Colorado and Minnesota. Politico Pro: Dems' Runoff Nightmare: More Obamacare Glitches
Stephanie Grace: Regardless of election, Obamacare staying put
Sunday, 19 October 2014 18:03 Written by
As we enter the final, feverish days of the midterm campaign, here’s something worth remembering: The Affordable Care Act is not going away, no matter who wins Louisiana’s contested Senate race and no matter which party comes out on top Nov. 4. “Obamacare,” the derisive shorthand aimed at linking the sprawling law to its lightning rod architect, isn’t going away for structural reasons.
In Louisiana Senate race, Medicare returns as reliable issue in race to woo seniors
Sunday, 19 October 2014 14:24 Written by
The challenge for voters is to figure out which side, if either, is telling the whole truth about who would cut and who would protect the popular insurance program. Medicare serves more than 50 million people and accounts for about 15 percent of federal spending, with about 10,000 new beneficiaries added daily as baby boomers reach age 65. The issue is so powerful that it's cropping up in North Carolina and Iowa, too, amid a…
Obamacare Here to Stay, GOP Governors Fear
Sunday, 19 October 2014 11:33 Written by
Although many Republicans in Congress have been repeatedly calling “Repeal Obamacare”, GOP governors in many U.S. states have quietly come to terms with the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Sadly, even if their party would win control of Senate in November’s elections, it seems like the law is simply not going away. Ohio Gov. John Kasich told reporters in an interview on Monday that the repeal of President Obama’s signature health law is simply “not gonna…
Kasich in interview: Obamacare here to stay
Sunday, 19 October 2014 08:07 Written by
Ohio Gov. John Kasich's comments that Obamacare won't be repealed even if Republicans take the Senate were a major departure from most members of his party. STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Governor's spokesman says comments were reported out of contextRepeal "not gonna happen" even if GOP takes Senate, Ohio Gov.
Bill Cassidy
Sunday, 19 October 2014 05:04 Written by
BY: Elizabeth Harrington October 13, 2014 3:29 pm BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Senators John McCain (R., Ariz.), David Vitter (R., La.) and dozens of veterans rallied for Republican senate candidate Bill Cassidy at the USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial in Baton Rogue on Monday, arguing that Cassidy is the best candidate to meet the needs of veterans.
Rape Victims Shouldn't Be Billed, La. Health Dept. Says
Sunday, 19 October 2014 04:52
Sexual assault victims in Louisiana should not have to pay for their treatment in emergency rooms, the health department said Monday, announcing a proposal that would have a state victims' assistance board finance the exams. Currently, the state's Crime Victim's Reparation Board can't accept bills directly from the medical provider for treatment of rape and sexual assault victims, and women who don't file a police report have been deemed ineligible for reimbursement.
How The Health Law's Second Enrollment Season Could Impact Key Senate Races
Sunday, 19 October 2014 03:46 Written by
Politico reports that two closely watched Senate contests -- those of Georgia and Louisiana -- could be decided by runoff elections that would take place in December. Healthcare.gov glitches could color voters' choices. News outlets also report on how Obamacare could play a role in election outcomes in states such as Colorado and Minnesota. Politico Pro: Dems’ Runoff Nightmare: More Obamacare Glitches
GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away
Sunday, 19 October 2014 01:32 Written by
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. They just don't see the law going away, even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections. Nine Republican governors have accepted the Medicaid coverage expansion for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators.
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