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Jeb Bush offers some recommendations on improving health care in the U.S.

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A major criticism that Democrats and members of the news media have charged against Republicans critical of the Affordable Care Act is — what would you replace it with? In a post on Medium this morning, Jeb Bush attempts to answer that criticism  by declaring that the fight against Obamacare is nowhere near over, and says he has some “specifics” to replace it with. “I  was disappointed by last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Burwell case,” he writes. “But…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.29.15 — Some GOP candidates aren’t ready to ‘move on’ on gay marriage

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In this column on Friday, we wrote that Republican lawmakers (especially in Florida) should be relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama Administration in King v. Burwell, since it took the pressure off the party and the candidates running for president to actually have to offer a legitimate alternative if millions of people all of a sudden lost their health care because of the decision. Although not at the same level, you could argue the…

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell: ‘It’s time to move forward’

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Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said it’s “time to move forward” now that the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States in a 6-3 ruling upheld tax subsidies for people who enroll in the federal healthcare exchange. “And I hope that this week’s Supreme Court decision will push us to do what I believe Americans want, which is to come together and focus on the substance and begin working to build an even better healthcare system.…

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The Latest: A cancer survivor celebrates health law ruling

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The Latest on the Supreme Court’s decision on President Barack Obama‘s health care overhaul. (All times Eastern) ___ 12:20 p.m. The Supreme Court ruling on the health law comes as a huge relief for 55-year-old Shawn Turner of Cisco in central Illinois. She finished chemotherapy for uterine cancer last summer and now has regular follow-up scans to make sure the cancer is gone. She and her husband pay $236 a month for health coverage and the government pays the insurance…

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Responding to King v. Burwell decision, Jeb Bush calls to ‘repeal and replace’ ACA

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Jeb Bush expressed dissatisfaction with the U.S. Supreme Court decision that tax subsidies are still available to all those enrolled in an Obamacare plan, through either a state or the federal health insurance exchange. In a 6-3 ruling Thursday, the court affirmed the decision of the Fourth Circuit Court in King v. Burwell. The decision is seen as a major victory for the Obama administration. Bush, campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, repeated his vow to repeal the Affordable…

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U.S. Supreme Court decides King v. Burwell: ACA subsidies remain for all

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In a major victory for the Obama administration, tax subsidies are available to all those who enroll in an Obamacare plan whether it was purchased through a state or federal health insurance exchange, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a 6-3 ruling, affirming the decision of the Fourth Circuit court. The decision in King v. Burwell would have jeopardized upward of 1.28 million people in Florida who signed up for health care through the federal exchange and received tax credits. King v. Burwell challenged…

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Court rejects Rick Scott’s request for mediation on LIP funding

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A move to require the federal government to enter mediation with Florida over the future of the Low Income Pool was shot down by a federal court in Pensacola on Wednesday. Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement saying his administration will “continue to fight for this important funding for low-income families any and every way we can.” The governor said it is “disappointing” that the Obama Administration “keeps delaying their decision on funding the Low Income Pool in Florida.” Attorneys…

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