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  • NC Alliance educates seniors on Affordable Care Act

    The North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans marked the 2nd Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a seminar and Q&A in Wake County. It was just one 26 community events nationwide spotlighting new benefits of and politicians stances on health reform.

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  • Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Gobern

    Our friend and colleague, Isaac Gobern, lost his mother to diabetes last month. In lieu of flowers, you can help the Gobern family honor their mother and raise money to fight a disease which affects 26 million Americans.

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  • Trouble w/Blue Cross? Health Insurance Smart NC Has Your Back!

    If you’re having trouble finding, keeping, or using health insurance in North Carolina, now you have a powerful ally in your corner. The North Carolina Department of Insurance has created a new consumer assistance program, Health Insurance Smart NC. Smart NC is the latest example of how our DOI is working for consumers and citizens – not insurance companies.

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  • Rep. Renee Ellmers Can’t Stop Lying About Health Reform

    Whatever the reason, 2nd District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is still trying to scare her constituents with Sarah Palin’s thoroughly discredited lie about “death panels”.

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  • Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius Visits Raleigh!

    Last Tuesday morning, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took time to sit down with seniors and retirees to talk about the Affordable Care Act at the AARP-Raleigh office.

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  • Blue Cross Power Grab Loses Some Steam – For Now

    This week, at a packed hearing of the Health Committee to discuss the Blue Cross-backed legislation and an alternative, carefully negotiated proposal put for the by the Institute of Medicine, North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance, Wayne Goodwin offered a third way forward.

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  • Blue Cross Trying to Hijack Health Reform in North Carolina

    Blue Cross wants to be that fox that guards the hen house. If HB 115 passes, health reform will die in North Carolina because accountability under the law begins with the Competitive Health Insurance Marketplace.

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  • Election Not a Referendum on Health Reform

    Poll data put the lie to anti-reformer claims The newly-elected Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives has been quick to claim a mandate from voters to repeal health reform. Like so many arguments advanced by anti-reformers, this claim isn’t supported by the facts. Only 19% of voters in the 2010 election identified health […]

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  • Health Reform Helps Working Families Care for Seniors

    Closing the Medicare Rx gap Jimmy Everage works at the Goodyear tire plant in Fayetteville, NC, and he is a member of Steelworkers Local 959. In this video, Jimmy shares the story of his mom, whose life savings were wiped out during his father’s losing battle with cancer and now lives on a fixed income […]

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  • Find Coverage and Answers at HealthCare.gov

    Info clearinghouse for Affordable Care Act The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched an innovative website, HealthCare.gov, as implementation of the historic Affordable Care Act began July 1. The new site is a clearinghouse for information about the new law, but it’s also an important tool for consumers. With a few mouse […]

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  • Senate Republicans Kill Aid to States, Unemployed

    Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) cares not for the unemployed. It takes a Senate of millionaires to hold us back Outrageous. Stunningly callous. Business as usual for the minority party in our dysfunctional Senate. All of these are ways to describe the Republican-led effort to filibuster – repeatedly – and successfully kill a jobs bill, aid […]

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  • Health Reform is Law of the Land

    Most significant social reform since Medicare On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping changes to our health insurance system since the enactment of Medicare in 1965. Among the usual guests at the bill signing ceremony in the White House – figures like Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Senate […]

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  • AFL-CIO Backs Final Passage of Health Care Bill

    Now is the time to say ‘Yes’ “When I look at the years we’ve been fighting for health care and what it means for working families to start down the path of comprehensive reform, I know the time to step forward is now,” said AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka in a video message to working families […]

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  • The Benefits of Health Care Reform, District-by-District

    Get a report on what legislation means for your Congressional district The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has prepared for all 435 congressional districts a report that details “the impact of the legislation on families, small businesses, seniors in Medicare, health care providers, and the uninsured.” Click the name of your member of Congress […]

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  • CBO: HCR Bill Reduces Deficit by $130 Billion over 10yr

    Savings over 20 years: $1.2 trillion The Congressional Budget Office, the non-partisan budget score keeper Democrats and Republicans alike depend on to tell them what impact bills have on the budget, released it’s report on the revised legislation to reform health care and health insurance – and it’s a huge money saver. Comprehensive reform will […]

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