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Insights Column 01.20.2011

The numbers aren’t pretty

Before the ink was even dry on the Affordable Care Act, opponents of reform rolled up their sleeves and got to work to repeal dozens of consumer protections that were included in the new…

Insights Column 01.20.2011

Working together to build a better system

It seems like we’ve heard the same talking points from conservatives for the past year and a half. They say that the Affordable Care Act will increase the deficit, even though the non-partisan Congressional…

Insights Column 01.19.2011

Reform vs. repeal

This blog was originally written and posted by Shavon Arline, National Health Director of the NAACP. As we begin this new year, the NAACP finds ourselves back in the fight to support that which is now…

Insights Column 01.13.2011

Repealing health reform has financial consequences.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was created in 1974 by the passage of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. Its purpose is to provide the Congress with “objective, nonpartisan, and timely analysis to aid…

Insights Column 01.12.2011

Health care spending grows at slower rate

We’ve got some good news, and we’ve got some bad news. The good news is that CMS reports that health care spending in 2009 grew by the slowest rate in the last 50 years. The bad news is…

Insights Column 01.11.2011

More benefits for consumers

    This is a guest blog by Lynn Quincy of Consumers Union. Starting in 2012, privately insured Americans will have an easier time evaluating their health insurance choices: The Affordable Care Act requires all medical…

Insights Column 01.06.2011

The President will speak at our annual conference!

We have some very exciting news to announce! This year President Barack Obama will be joining us as a speaker at our annual Health Action conference. Other health care all stars like Minority Leader…

Insights Column 01.04.2011

New Year, Same Old Lies

The New Year should welcome in a clean slate, but since opponents of reform won’t give up their campaign of misinformation, we have to set the record straight yet again. Let’s all say it…