Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Congresswoman likes the law as it is while Dold thinks change is necessary.
(Update, 6:40 p.m.) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) criticized what she called the 33rd effort of the House Republican majority to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act after today’s vote to eliminate the law. She thinks the time should be devoted to job creation. “Though Republicans took control of the House with the promise that they will focus on jobs, they have wasted more than 43 hours of floor time on legislation to repeal Obamacare,” Schakowsky said. Schakowsky likes the health care law as it is. She praises how it has already helped millions of Americans by eliminating caps on their insurance, allowing children under 16 to remain on their parents’ policies and insuring care for youngsters with pre-existing conditions. “I …
Monday, July 2, 2012
As the House of Representatives schedules a vote on repeal, Patch readers enter a thoughtful debate. Voice your opinion in the latest Patch poll.
Patch coverage of the Unites States Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act drew more than 175 comments spawning a debate about the issue among readers. The House of Representatives has scheduled a vote to repeal the legislation July 9 and Patch wants to know its readers’ opinion. Please take the latest unscientific Patch Poll at the bottom of this story and keep the debate going. Earlier: Dold, Kirk Want Chances to Affordable Care Act, Schakowsky Praises Decision Within hours after the Court’s decision Thursday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) lauded the opinion while Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) wanted changes. Dold will vote to repeal July 9. “I have voted in the past to repeal…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Despite agreement on some provisions of law, Schneider would vote to keep the President Obama’s signature legislative initiative in place.
Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider agree on a number of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act upheld Thursday by the United States Supreme Court. Where Schneider and Dold disagree is with the path they and their respective parties want to take in the future. Dold wants to get rid of parts of the existing law while Schneider wants to consider changes only when the law, which becomes fully effective in 2014, has a chance to season. Earlier: Update Dold, Kirk Want Changes to Affordable Care Act, Schakowsky Praises Decision Dold will have his first opportunity to make a statement July 9. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Local politicians reacted Thursday to the Supreme Court's 5–4 decision to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
(Update at 2:15 p.m.) Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) wants to make change to some parts of the Affordable Care Act and retain other provisions in the wake of today’s United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the law. “We need to put in place provisions we’ve talked about and repeal some of the others,” Dold said today. “I consider the doctor-patient relationship sacrosanct and nothing should come in between that.” Among other things, Dold wants to get rid of the Independent Patient Advisory Board, a 15-member panel created by the Affordable Care Act charged with finding Medicare savings. Dold wants to retain the provisions allowing people under 26 to remain on their parents’ coverage and those that prohibit an insurer from …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on challenges to the Affordable Care Act this week.
June 28 UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act by a vote of 5-4. Original June 24 Post: The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this week. The central issue being considered by the court is whether Congress' power to regulate commerce means that it can mandate people to buy health insurance, The Atlantic reported. The court could rule the mandate unconstitutional and throw out part or all of the Affordable Care Act, or uphold the act in its entirety, the New York Times reported. The Weekly Standard reported that the individual mandate goes beyond regulating commerce, and instead compels commerce by forcing individuals to purchase something. The idea behind …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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