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Senate Bill Cuts One Third of California’s Medicaid Funding

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) has blamed the collapse of the state legislature’s effort to socialize the state’s $389.5 billion in healthcare spending on the U.S. Senate Republicans’ restructure of Obamacare, which threatens to “reallocate” over a third of California’s $82 billion of Medicaid funding to other states.

Speaker Anthony Rendon (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Obamacare Repeal: L.A. County to Lose $7.6 Billion

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on May 16 to hire a consultant to develop a plan for how to deal with the loss of $7.6 billion a year if Obamacare is repealed.

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Kasich: Repealing Medicaid Expansion ‘Would Devastate People’ in Ohio

On Monday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning,” Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) argued that repealing Medicaid expansion “would devastate people in my state.” Kasich was asked about what impact repealing Medicaid expansion would have. He answered, “That would devastate people in


Planned Parenthood: Birth Control Must Be Free for Women

With talk of another Republican healthcare plan on the horizon, Planned Parenthood is eager to ensure birth control remains free for women while the group itself can be reimbursed – for the contraception it distributes – by the federal government and insurance companies.

Margot Riphagen of New Orleans, La., wears a birth control pills costume as she protests in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, as the court heard oral arguments in the challenges of President Barack Obama's health care law requirement that businesses provide their female employees …

John Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Slammed at Ohio AFP Event

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), one of the largest conservative activist groups in the United States, held their annual “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Columbus, Ohio, this week, but the state’s Republican Governor John Kasich was not invited.

Ohio Governor John Kasich gives his speech announcing his 2016 Presidential candidacy at the Ohio Student Union, at The Ohio State University on July 21, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich became the 16th candidate to officially enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Kathleen Sebelius: ‘Morally Wrong’ to Not Expand Medicaid

On Saturday’s “Up with Steve Kornacki” on MSNBC, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius reacted to GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich’s comments from the debate on Medicaid where he said: You should know that President Reagan expanded


Christie: Medicaid Expansion Was ‘Best for the People’ of NJ

New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie defended expanding Medicaid in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood released on Monday. Christie said, “expanding Medicaid was what was best for the people of my state.” He further argued that he did

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Kasich: Medicaid Expansion Was ‘A Conservative Principle’

Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich defended his expansion of Medicaid as “a conservative principle” on Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.” Kasich stated, [relevant exchange begins around 1:50] “I’m not for Obamacare, and


Planned Parenthood Celebrates SCOTUS Obamacare Subsidy Victory

Planned Parenthood has benefited tremendously from Obamacare, a fact acknowledged by both its president Cecile Richards and chair Alexis McGill Johnson in the organization’s 2013-2014 annual report. In fiscal year 2013-2014, Planned Parenthood was provided with more than $528 million – or 41 percent of its total revenue – in taxpayer funds in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements.


Rick Perry Loves His Wife, the Tenth Amendment, & Criminal Justice Reform

In Part III of our exclusive interview with Rick Perry, he shares his thoughts about Texas’ successful criminal justice reforms, his philosophy on the Tenth Amendment and how he would encourage more innovation and freedom for the states, and the special role his wife Anita will play in his campaign.

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Obama Bails Out Florida Legislature

The federal government has just bailed out Florida’s embattled legislature by giving them more Low Income Pool (LIP) dollars to pay for health care, essentially giving them the funds they need to come to a state budget agreement in the upcoming special session.

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