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10:44 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Jim DeMint Rallies Opponents of Obamacare

Former Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina)
Credit Heritage Foundation

Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint railed against the Affordable Care Act yesterday during a national stop in Brandywine Hundred calling it un-American.

The Republican left office to head up the conservative Heritage Foundation and has been active in calling for repeal of the law.

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd he warned that the law will not allow doctors to be paid enough to provide quality care and said he had other solutions to providing increased medical coverage such as tax cuts to businesses for health care coverage.

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8:25 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Obamacare Defunding Campaign Comes to Wilmington

Jim DeMInt, President of Heritage Foundation
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A conservative group that wants Congress to defund the Obama administration's health care reform law is bringing its message to Delaware.

Thursday evening's event in Wilmington marks the end of a nine-city tour in which Heritage Action for America has been rallying support for its call to defund the Affordable Care Act is planning a town hall meeting in Pittsburgh.

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9:03 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Andy Harris Backs Tying Debt Ceiling to Obamacare

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
Credit official photo

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md) says he backs tying the an increase in the debt ceiling with undoing the Affordable Card Act. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with the Eastern Shore  Republican at a town hall meeting in Fruitland. 

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10:20 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Maryland Readies Health Insurance Exchanges

Governor Martin O'Malley at Health Exchange Ceremony
Credit Executive Office of the Governor

The state of Maryland is getting ready to raise public awareness of the new health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act.

They are to be up and running by October 1st and is aimed at helping those who are uninsured to get access to health coverage and care.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.

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11:09 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Progress in Delaware Health Insurance Exchange

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials continue to make progress in implementing a state health care exchange under the national health care reform law.


The Delaware Health Care Commission received a status update Thursday on the state's effort to implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

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9:32 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Could Endanger Medicaid Expansion

Governor Jack Markell (D-De)
Credit jack markell, biopic

Governor Jack Markell met with President Obama at the White House yesterday telling him that if a deal is not reached to avert the fiscal cliff the cuts in Medicaid would force states to rethink expansion of health care for the poor under Obamacare.


Markell is chair of the National Governors Association and led a six member delegation to meet with the nation’s chief executive.

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12:07 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

VA Will Leave Health Exchanges to Feds

Credit health professional, fotosearch.com

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia will default to a federal health insurance exchange to meet its obligations under the federal health care overhaul.


McDonnell had been holding out in hopes that President Barack Obama would be defeated and the reforms would be repealed.


With Obama's re-election, McDonnell acknowledges that's unlikely. But he's unwilling to expand the state's Medicaid program or establish a state-based benefits program.

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