Daily Archives: March 25, 2012

Pop Five: Ways Americans Would Be Hurt if Health Care Reform Were Repealed

5. Millions of Americans could lose access to preventive services, including cancer screenings, blood pressure tests, and flu shots. [HHS]

4. Insurance companies could deny coverage to up to 129 million people with pre-existing conditions if they try to buy insurance on their own. [HealthCare.gov]

3. Young people could be kicked off their parents’ insurance when they turn eighteen or graduate from college, instead of when they are twenty-six. [HHS]

2. Americans who fall into the Medicare “doughnut hole” would lose crucial discounts on prescriptions. [HHS]

1. Insurance companies could go back to spending as much as 40% of premiums on administrative overhead like CEO salaries and marketing. [Healthcare.gov]

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Cheney Recovering from Heart Transplant

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering after undergoing heart transplant surgery on Saturday, his office said.

Mr. Cheney has a history of heart problems dating back to 1978, when he had his first heart attack. He also suffered heart attacks in 1984, 1988, 2000, and 2010.

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As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Nation

Republican Tea Party supporters have a great record of picking winners in the 2012 primaries and caucuses so far, with the sole exception of Ohio.

So shows a new analysis of exit polls in the primary states. The analysis, conducted by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, shows that Tea Party members in Ohio voted for the second-place candidate, Rick Santorum, and not for the winner, Mitt Romney. In every other state where data were available, Tea Party members picked the winner.

Voting results analyzed by The Plain Dealer showed that Mr. Romney won by carrying Ohio’s three largest urban areas, Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. Mr. Santorum carried the state’s rural areas.

Via Cleveland.com.

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