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The Full Text: Obama’s Speech About the Health Care Law

The Full Text: Obama’s Speech About the Health Care Law

Five years ago, after nearly a century of talk, decades of trying, a year of bipartisan debate, we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all. Over those five years, as we've worked to implement the Affordable Care Act, there have been successes and setbacks. The setbacks I remember
Working Families Win Major Obamacare Subsidy VictoryWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans. Whether you call it the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, or in the words of a [...]
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Study: 24M Could Lose Insurance if Obamacare Is NixedA nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million.
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Immigrant Youth in California Likely to Get Health CareSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of becoming the largest state in the nation to extend state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally. Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates celebrated the [...]
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Health Care Bill for Immigrants in Calif. Clears Hurdle  In the flurry of activity in the California state Legislature during the week of June 1, a health care bill emerged with approval that, should it become law, would enable more than 1 million undocumented immigrants to gain access to affordable medical and dental services. Supporters have dubbed Senate Bill 4 as the “Health [...]
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Will SCOTUS Revoke Health Care Tax Credits for Families?WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama’s health overhaul. But would the court take away a benefit from so many people? Should the justices even consider such consequences? By month’s end, the court is expected to decide a challenge [...]
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Southeast Asian Women Promote Wellness in Long Beach  For students attending Poly High School in Long Beach, California, the week of Feb. 23 is one of good health.  With help from Khmer Girls in Action, the school – formally known as Long Beach Polytechnic High School – is the site of a “Wellness Week,” which is a series of daily events, rallies [...]
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Health Care Subsidies at Risk? SCOTUS to Review IssueWASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.  And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation’s governors gathered in Washington: Many of the states that could be affected are not prepared for [...]
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Health Advocates Help ‘Coverage Gap’ People Avoid FineFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Stephanie Daugherty earns too much from her part-time job at a doctor’s office to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to comfortably afford one of the health plans for sale through the federally-run insurance exchange that Texas and many states use. So the 26-year-old nursing student and mother paid a [...]
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In Tennessee, Pregnant Women Flee Because of the LawThe godmother of NAS research is Dr. Loretta Finnegan, a scarlet-haired, Catholic-raised mother of five who looks like she walked off the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and into a Philadelphia neonatal ward. Finnegan coined the term “neonatal abstinence syndrome” in the 1970s; the Finnegan score for measuring symptoms of NAS, the medical name [...]
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