Sep 092012

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In his convention speech in Charlotte, President Obama vowed to block the Republican Medicare reform plan because “no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.”

But back in Washington, his Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states.

The administration has accepted applications from 18 states to participate in the program, which would give states money to purchase managed-care plans for people who are either disabled or poor enough to qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. HHS approved the first state plan, one for Massachusetts, last month.

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Jun 212012

You can tell it’s a presidential election year by how much attention MSNBC gets. Not that the added attention is a good thing for the network. Actually, it usually ends up being a bad thing for the network, seeing how their hosts have a tendency to make total fools of themselves on a regular basis and this usually goes unnoticed during the non-election years.

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