Home » Tag Archives: healthcare reform (page 7)

Tag Archives: healthcare reform

Obama calls out Republicans on healthcare reform

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says it’s time for Republicans who have attacked his healthcare proposals from the sidelines to step before the cameras and present their own ideas. In the first major move to revive his healthcare agenda after his party’s loss of a filibuster-proof Senate majority, Obama on Sunday invited GOP and Democratic leaders to discuss possible compromises ...

Read More »

Pelosi: Healthcare reform votes not there

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate’s sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama’s signature issue. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the Senate’s massive version of the ...

Read More »

Cochran wants more healthcare reform debate

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) voted yesterday against limiting debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR.3590) and moving the healthcare reform plan crafted by Majority Leader Harry Reid toward Senate approval. Cochran voted against the cloture petition and advocated for additional consideration of the legislation. The Democratic majority reached the 60-vote threshold needed to move the ...

Read More »

Cochran critiques healthcare reform

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has written a critique on the numerous tax provisions included in the healthcare reform bill now in its third week of debate in the Senate, warning that the legislation will result in higher fees and taxes for most middle class families. Cochran submitted his critique of the tax provisions in the Patient Protection and ...

Read More »

Senators concerned over healthcare reform report

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said serious concerns are raised about the Senate healthcare reform bill in a new independent analysis that indicates the legislation would fail to contain healthcare costs and could result in healthcare shortages for many Americans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary issued a ...

Read More »

Cochran urges peers to be cautious

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday cautioned the Senate about creating new programs, whether for healthcare, climate change or education, that are funded through automatic mandatory spending. In a speech to the Senate, Cochran addressed congressional spending practices, and stressed that the Congress could better control future spending by relying on ...

Read More »

Forum focuses on proposed healthcare reform

JACKSON — Ways businesses can lower insurance premium costs and potential state challenges from Washington healthcare reform were the subjects of the Business of Health Care forum hosted by the Mississippi College School of Business Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. Companies that invest money in preventative care for employees save in the long run, said Bill Lee, CEO of ...

Read More »

Leaders voice healthcare bill opposition

JACKSON and WASHINGTON — Current healthcare reform proposals debated in the U.S. Congress would raise health insurance rates for Mississippi families and businesses and push affordable healthcare out of reach, Gov. Haley Barbour wrote in a letter to all members of Mississippi’s Congressional delegation Oct. 27. Barbour cited an analysis by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of a U.S. Senate ...

Read More »

Is there a doctor in the county?

Study finds that reform could bring crushing demand for healthcare Healthcare reform would bring an immediate, crushing demand for care in Mississippi, and it could take the largely rural Magnolia State a decade to produce enough care providers to meet patients’ needs. That is the finding of a recently-released report from Northeast Mississippi Health Education Center’s Mississippi Center for Health ...

Read More »

ABC opposes President's health plan

WASHINGTON — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) says President Obama’s healthcare reforms are a “step in the wrong direction” for their lack of free-market solutions that will improve the quality and lower the costs of health insurance. “On behalf of America’s commercial and industrial construction contractors, we believe that creating a new, government-run health insurance plan and mandating a ‘pay ...

Read More »