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NEA Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker In a historic victory for millions of Americans, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday  upheld the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic policy accomplishment. Most crucially, the Court, by a 5-4 vote, validated the individual mandate. The majority, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, held that the penalty that someone must [...]

NEA Member Calls on Congress and Court to Protect Health Care for Children

March 28, 2012 by twalker  
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By Robert McNeely For Wilfred Dunn, a fifth grade teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas and NEA member, a student’s heartbreaking story illustrates why all children deserve to come to school healthy and ready to learn. The student’s family could not afford the daily medication for his attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Without his medicine, he [...]

GOP Budget Slashes Education and Health Services

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By Mary Ellen Flannery On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his much-anticipated 2012 budget proposal. Ryan calls his program The Path to Prosperity, which it probably is – if you happen to be rich and are looking to get richer. If, on the other hand, you are a middle-class American who [...]

Health Care Reform One Year Later

March 22, 2011 by twalker  
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By Alain Jehlen When the National Education Association asked its members recently to tell Congress how the government can help students get a good education, some didn’t write about the 3 R’s or anything else that students actually learn in school. They wrote about something more basic, something that can determine whether a student is [...]

Health Care Reform Takes Effect Today

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by Tim Walker Today, the landmark Affordable Care Act, signed into law six months ago, begins to go into effect, delivering crucial benefits and protections to families across the country. “September 23 is a new day for American consumers in our health care system,” Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, remarked last week. [...]

Obama Finalizes Health Care Reform Law

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by Tim Walker March 30, 2010 – President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a package of changes to the landmark overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system he approved last week. The legislation signed today also contains sweeping reforms to the student loan industry. “This week we can rightly say the foundation on which [...]

No Breakthroughs at Health Care Summit

March 25, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Tim Walker President Obama hosted a bipartisan health care summit today to loosen the logjam in Congress that has held up passage of comprehensive health care reform. For more than seven hours, the president, members of his cabinet, and about 40 members of the House and Senate sparred over costs containment, insurance reforms, deficit [...]

U.S. House Passes Sweeping Health Care Reform Bill

March 22, 2010 by cmccabe  
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by Tim Walker March 22, 2010 — On Sunday night, the House of Representatives passed landmark legislation that will overhaul the nation’s health care system. In the same bill, the House also approved essential education legislation that will make college more affordable and assist community colleges in meeting the education and training needs of job [...]

Health Care Reform Heads to the Finish Line

March 15, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Tim Walker The yearlong effort to overhaul the country’s health care could be nearing completion this week as the White House and Democratic leaders in Congress prepare a vote in the House of Representatives by the end of this week. Specifically, the House Rules Committee will consider [...]

New Momentum for Health Care Reform

February 22, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Tim Walker President Obama’s effort to reform the nation’s health care system, derailed last month by the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts, may be back on track. On Thursday, the White House will host a “bipartisan health reform meeting,” to be attended by key Democrat and Republican lawmakers in Congress and televised live [...]