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The Tea Partiers: Hating Big Brother

April 7th, 2010

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This piece was originally posted in National Journal.

What’s driving the ferocious backlash against health care reform?

Some see racism and bigotry. Anti-immigration sentiment is certainly a component of the backlash. The outburst by Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., (“You lie!”) during President Obama’s health care speech in September to a joint session of Congress was triggered by the president’s statement that the legislation would not provide free coverage to illegal immigrants.

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Health Bill Changes Everything

March 29th, 2010

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This piece was originally posted in the National Journal.

“I can’t guarantee that this is good politics,” President Obama told House Democrats the day before Sunday’s climactic health care vote. Is it?

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Reform Momentum Shifts Back to Passage

January 28th, 2010

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This piece was originally published on National Journal’s Health Care Experts Blog.

The President’s State of the Union address began to shift the momentum in the health care debate back towards passing reform. President Obama didn’t walk away from the challenge of passing controversial policies. Instead, he made reform more important than ever to the success of his agenda. Without reform, Americans will have less money to spend on college for their children, more anxiety about losing their coverage, and greater health care costs in retirement.

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