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Obama administration: 16.4 million have gained health insurance

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says 16.4 million people have gained insurance coverage as a result of President Barack Obama‘s health care law. Burwell announced the latest estimates Monday as the administration prepares to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the law’s signing on March 23. Most of those gaining coverage — 14.1 million people — got their insurance after the law’s big expansion began at the end of 2013. The program offers subsidized private coverage for people who…

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Steve Schale jumps aboard Kendrick Meek express

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Steve Schale, the Obama campaign’s Florida director and one of the few Democratic operatives worth a damn, announced this morning directly to the blogosphere his support of Kendrick Meek for the US Senate: Dear Kenneth, Last year, I had the great honor of leading the Obama campaign here in Florida. For five months, I had the greatest job in the land working with what I believe was the most amazing organization of volunteers ever assembled. But as rewarding as it…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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Highlights from Sunday’s editorial pages from the newspapers along the I-4 Corridor, with h/t to Rob Pickering: Lakeland Ledger – Public Plan Needed For Health Care: “In a country that pays far more for health insurance than other, less wealthy nations – and gets less for its money – there must be a way.” Daytona Beach News-Journal – Single Payer Silence: “If Medicare is good enough for the 65-and-older set, why wouldn’t it, or a similar system — paid for,…

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