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Tracking President Barack Obama's Health Care Reform Plan


Tracking President Barack Obama's Health Care Reform Plan
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After it became clear that President Barack Obama's health care reform plan wasn't going to be jammed through Congress like his stimulus package, conservatives began to become more involved in the discussion. While many people accuse conservatives of simply being obstructionists to health care reform -- and, admittedly, they do largely oppose a government-run public system -- they have a number of legitimate solutions to the problem, which, if implemented, would go a long way toward fixing the current system.

Take a look at how conservatives feel about the current state of health care in America and the efforts to reform it.

The Legacy of Bart Stupak
April 10, 2010
Isn't it ironic that the economically liberal and socially conservative Democrat Bart Stupak, who spent his entire political life championing the rights of the unborn, will forever be remembered as the one man in Washington who gave them all away? ...

Health Care Reform Vote Greased with Sleaze
March 21, 2010
A last-minute "promise" by pro-choice President Barack Obama to enact an executive order preventing federal funds from being used to pay for abortions has given pro-life Democrats the cover they need to vote in favor of a health care bill requiring every man, woman and child in America to obtain health care coverage -- whether they want it or not ...

Executing U.S. Health Care with a "Self-Executing Rule"
March 16, 2010
After failing to nail down the necessary 216 votes for ObamaCare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a plan today that would slip the $2.5 trillion measure through Congress using an obscure procedural device called the "self-executing rule" ...

Democrats Prepare Nuclear Option for ObamaCare
March 1, 2010
Despite their hedging at Obama's Health Care "Summit," it appears Democrats are gearing up to go nuclear with ObamaCare; that is, pass the president's health care reform measure using the federal budget reconciliation process, which lowers the approval threshold from the constitutionally-required two-thirds majority to a simple majority of 51 percent ...

Obama's Health Care Summit Dog & Pony Show
Feb. 25, 2010
What the president fails to understand is that the substantial size of the 2,700-page health care reform document is a legitimate cause for concern, and the reason it serves as a such an effective prop is because every word of it sets a whole new set of guidelines for the American health care system ...

Scott Brown Claims Victory in Massachusetts
Jan. 20, 2010
Of all the statistics being discussed in the wake of Brown's victory (more than half of all voters cited health care reform as one of the most decisive factors in the campaign), the one that should be most troubling for Obama and his Democratic allies is this one: 76 percent of voters said they were voting for Brown, rather than against Coakley ...

The 2010 Liberal Agenda
Jan. 5, 2010
With 2009 firmly and horrendously dealt with, President Barack Obama and his liberal hit squad in Congress have now set their collective sights on ruining 2010. Their top three priorities (public option health care reform, global climate change and amnesty for illegals) have little or nothing to do with the nation's troubles (unemployment, mortgage foreclosures and an economic depression) ...

Weiss: Why the Health Care Reform Public Option Can Work
Dec. 3, 2009
About.com guest writer William Weiss is a political moderate who believes a public option can work for a variety of reasons. In this special contribution, Weiss offers his take on this highly controversial subject ...

Pitts Fumes Over Omission of Abortion Language in Senate Health Care Bill
Nov. 21, 2009
Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Pitts, one of two Republicans to successfully attach an abortion amendment to the House version of the health care reform package, is seething over changes Democratic leaders in the Senate have made to the amendment's language ...

Senate Becomes Last Hope for American Health Care System
Nov. 9, 2009
The good news for conservatives and other opponents of HR 3962 is that for the bill to be approved in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid will have to have the support of all 58 Democrats and both independents ...

As Jobless Rate Surpasses 10 Percent, Obama Pushes Health Insurance Reform
Nov. 6, 2009
Despite the rising unemployment statistics, President Barack Obama continues to obliviously push his health care reform legislation. And why not? After all, he has a job. What does he care? The economy and job security may very well be the taxpayers' top priorities, but reforming health insurance and getting re-elected are his top priorities ...

Olympia's Snowe Job on ObamaCare
Oct. 13, 2009
If the ultimate incarnation of ObamaCare turns out to be the disaster many expect it will be, history will look grimly upon liberal Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe ...

Obama's Congressional Speech Belies His History
Sept. 9, 2009
During his long-winded speech to a joint session of Congress on health care reform Wednesday night, President Barack Obama found areas of common ground with Republicans, but wasted an excellent opportunity to show the nation he was serious about embracing bipartisan negotiations ...

What Obama Should Understand About Health Care Opponents
Sept. 3, 2009
As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation next week on the issue of health care reform, he might do well to drop the rhetoric about "going it alone." Despite his initial cavalier dismissal of health care opponents across the nation, Obama doesn't understand that the opposition to his plan is genuine ...

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