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First Edition: February 7, 2011

Today's headlines focus on how states face major budget challenges -- with health policy at the heart of the issue. Kaiser Health News: Alan Weil On States' Biggest Health Law Challenge – A KHN InterviewKaiser Health News staff writers Mary Agnes Carey and Marilyn Werber Serafini report: "After a Florida district court judge's recent ruling that the new more...

First Edition: February 7, 2011

Today's headlines focus on how states face major budget challenges -- with health policy at the heart of the issue. Kaiser Health News: Alan Weil On States' Biggest Health Law Challenge – A KHN InterviewKaiser Health News staff writers Mary Agnes Carey and Marilyn Werber Serafini report: "After a Florida district court judge's recent ruling that the new more...

Health Reform Law Court Decision Sparks More Political Maneuvering

As some news outlets cover the fallout from the Florida court decision on the legality of the health law, others examined aspects of the law, including the provision about "mini-med" insurance plans. The Hill: "Eight Democratic attorneys general have issued a statement defending the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law and vowing to move ahead with more...

Health Reform Law Court Decision Sparks More Political Maneuvering

As some news outlets cover the fallout from the Florida court decision on the legality of the health law, others examined aspects of the law, including the provision about "mini-med" insurance plans. The Hill: "Eight Democratic attorneys general have issued a statement defending the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law and vowing to move ahead with more...

Senate Dems Line Up Against The House GOP’s Push For Repeal

In the Senate, Democratic leaders pledge to block any House attempt at repeal and cite the health measure's benefits for seniors as key reason. The Fiscal Times: Senate Dems Vow To Block Health Care Repeal Senate Democratic leaders delivered a sharply worded letter to House Speaker John Boehner Monday, threatening to block any attempt by House Republicans to more...

Setting The Date: House Scheduled To Vote Jan. 12 On Health Law Repeal

House GOP leaders have scheduled for Jan. 12 a much-awaited and politically charged vote to repeal the health law. In the background, news organizations report on the positions being taken by Democrats who may have voted against the measure the first time around and how Republicans plan to explain the budget implications of this repeal effort. The Washington more...

Governors Take Hard Look At Medicaid Dollars, Programs

Amidst continuing state budget pressures, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to reduce Medicaid spending by a hefty sum; Missouri's new governor pledges to reverse his predecessor's cuts; and in Kansas, program reforms are part of Gov. Brownback's agenda. The Wall Street Journal: Cuomo Targeting Medicaid SpendingGov. Andrew Cuomo is aiming to reduce the state's more...

Republican Long-Term ‘Undo’ Effort Will Be No Easy Task

Even as the GOP flexes its new political muscle, news outlets offer analysis of the difficulties involved in the long-term strategy to prevent the health law's implementation — including the difficulties involved in attempts to defund it. Meanwhile, PBS explores how this debate could trigger the return of the "death panel" issue. NPR: GOP Faces Uphill Climb more...

Today’s Opinions: GOP Rerun; Finding Bipartisanship; Pawlenty’s Legacy

The New York Times: Get Ready For A GOP Rerun You just can't close the door on this crowd. The party that brought us the worst economy since the Great Depression, that led us into Iraq and the worst foreign policy disaster in American history, that would like to take a hammer to Social Security and a chisel to Medicare, is back in control of the House of more...

New Wisconsin Governor Backs Legal Challenge

Taking the position that the law is unconstitutional, the state's new republican governor gave the attorney general permission to proceed with legal action. Bloomberg: Wisconsin To Join Fight Against Obama Health Care Law Wisconsin will challenge the legality of President Barack Obama's health-care reform legislation, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen more...