Today’s Headlines – Oct. 2, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about states’ readiness to implement the health law. The New York Times: Administration Advises States To Expand Medicaid Or Risk Losing Federal Money The Obama administration is putting pressure on states to expand Medicaid, telling them they may lose federal money if they delay. […]

Today’s Headlines – Oct. 1, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the start of a Medicare pay-for-performance effort as well as the latest from the campaign trail. The Associated Press: Why It Matters: Issues At Stake In Election America’s health care system is unsustainable. It’s not one problem, but three: cost, quality and coverage. […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 28, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about political and policy-oriented health care developments. The Washington Post: Medicare Working To Boost Obama In Swing States, Poll Finds Voters in three critical swing states broadly oppose the far-reaching changes to Medicare -associated with the Republican presidential ticket and, by big margins, prefer […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 27, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about how the health law and Medicare are buzz words in public opinion polls and on the campaign trail. Los Angeles Times: Romney Cites His Healthcare Law As Proof Of His Compassion Mitt Romney, while campaigning in Ohio on Wednesday, highlighted the healthcare law […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 26, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organiations, including reports about a round of new polls sizing up the status of the presidential campaign as well as one from The Associated Press measuring public opinion about the implementation of the health law. The New York Times: Test For Obama As Deficit Stays Over $1 […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 25, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a new study that details accelerating health care spending. Los Angeles Times: Presidential Debate Questions Sync Up With Voter Concerns A new Pew Research Center polling analysis, released Monday, finds that the economy is voters’ dominant concern in this fall’s presidential election. An […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 24, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the latest health politics and policy news. The New York Times: Obama And Romney Offer A Possible Preview Of Their First Debate Mr. Romney said he would consider means-testing for Social Security benefits for future retirees, and he put some distance between his […]

Today’s Headlines – Sep. 21, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about recent polling results indicating that, despite GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s efforts to frame the Medicare debate, President Barack Obama still has the advantage on this issue. The Wall Street Journal: Headwinds For Romney In Latest Poll Results The three state surveys come […]

Today’s Headlines — Sept. 20, 2012

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NPR’s The Two-Way: Census: In 2011, Number Of Poor Americans Increased Young Americans are one of the first to feel the effects of the Affordable Care Act. … According to the Census, once young Americans aged 19 to 25 could be added to their parents’ plans, there was a 3.5 percent increase in the number […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 19, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a series of reports detailing who makes up Romney’s so-called “47 percent” who get tax breaks and what federal assistance they receive — whether it is Medicare, Medicaid or another entitlement program. The Associated Press/Washington Post: Analysis: Romney Describes Government’s Role As Dramatically More Limited […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 18, 2012

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The New York Times: Limits Placed On Immigrants In Health Care Law The White House has ruled that young immigrants who will be allowed to stay in the United States as part of a new federal policy will not be eligible for health insurance coverage under President Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision — disclosed […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 17, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a number of reports about how Medicare and other health policy issues are playing important roles on the campaign trail. The Associated Press/Washington Post: Why It Matters: You’ll Feel It Whether That Health Care law Stays Or Goes The issue: America’s health care system is […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 14, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including stories detailing the politics stirred up by GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s return to Capitol Hill, as well as reports about new poll numbers and the latest about how health issues are playing on the campaign trail. The Wall Street Journal: Spending Package Passes […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 13, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news from the Census Bureau that, although record numbers of poor people persist, the number of uninsured Americans dropped by 1.3 million. The Washington Post: Number Of Uninsured Americans Drops By 1.3 Million, Census Report Shows One spot of good news in the census data […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 12, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news about former President Bill Clinton’s role on the presidential campaign trail as well as reports from Capitol Hill and details of a new survey regarding health insurance costs. The New York Times: Embracing Role As Surrogate, Clinton Hits Campaign Trail Speaking to a sellout […]

Today’s headlines – Sept. 10, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports detailing how GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, if elected, he would retain some parts of the 2010 health law. Los Angeles Times: What To Expect If President Obama Wins Second Term White House aides have indicated that Obama would try for a deal […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 7, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including examinations of health policy references in yesterday’s Democratic convention speeches. Los Angeles Times: Obama, Biden Make their Case For Four More Years Spilling well past the hour of prime-time coverage allotted by the major TV networks, Obama offered a long list of achievements including passage […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 6, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including health policy highlights from the Democratic National Convention as well as dispatches from the states. Los Angeles Times: Bill Clinton Fires Up Democratic Convention The former president assailed Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, for accusing Obama of cutting $716 […]

Today’s Headlines – Sept. 5, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports on how health reform is playing a role in presidential politics, both during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and in a new GOP campaign ad. Politico: Dems Wear ‘Obamacare’ Proudly Democrats gathered in Charlotte this week are fighting to reclaim the term […]

Today’s Headlines – August 28, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about new polling insights regarding the presidential campaign and Medicare, as well as what might become of the House of Representatives. Los Angeles Times: Poll Watch: Tight Presidential Race In Both Convention States As Republicans prepare to get their storm-delayed convention underway in Florida, […]