Issue Reports

March 25, 2010
Republicans have called health reform “unconstitutional,” making no secret of their intention to repeal it and launching constitutional challenges in 13 states.
March 24, 2010
Democrats have remained focused on our top priority of creating jobs and building a strong and lasting economic recovery.
March 23, 2010
Today, President Obama signed health insurance reform into law. Starting from day one and throughout the next year, our families, small businesses, seniors, and young Americans will begin to feel the real and positive impact of reform.
March 21, 2010
The bill does not increase Social Security taxes or make any changes in the Social Security Act.
March 21, 2010
The VA Secretary and the Chairmen of five House committees have guaranteed that the health care legislation does not undermine or change the Department of Veterans Affairs mandate to provide comprehensive health care to veterans.
March 21, 2010
There are no cuts to Medicare benefits. Rather, this bill strengthens Medicare - extending its solvency by nine years and closing the donut hole.
March 21, 2010
The health care bill is full of “sweetheart” deals intended to win votes.
March 21, 2010
The IRS will be working hard to pay out the largest tax cut for health care in history—benefitting 40 million middle class families and 4 million small businesses.
March 21, 2010
The latest misrepresentation about health care reform legislation is that it will take money away from Social Security. This is false, the bill does not increase Social Security taxes.
March 19, 2010
Democrats from across the spectrum continue to announce their support for passing health care reform, legislation that will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families and businesses.
March 19, 2010
As we head into the final stretch on health reform, what else will the Republicans come up with to deceive the public, derail reform, and protect the insurance companies and the status quo?
March 19, 2010
Democrats from across the spectrum continue to announce their support for passing health care reform, legislation that will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families and businesses.
March 18, 2010
The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation just released a preliminary estimate of an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010
March 18, 2010
When it comes to the deficit and what steps need to be taken to return our nation to surplus, Republicans have a clear history of being wrong.
March 18, 2010
There has been some effort to mischaracterize the CBO estimate of health care legislation to suggest that the reconciliation bill weakens IPAB because the savings attributed to Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) are lower than in the Senate bill.
March 17, 2010
Democrats from across the spectrum are announcing their support for passing health care reform…
March 17, 2010
As we head into the final stretch on health reform, what else will the Republicans come up with to deceive the public, derail reform, and protect the insurance companies and the status quo?
March 17, 2010
With final passage of health insurance reform quickly approaching, Republicans are making another desperate attempt to distract from the substance of the health care debate.
March 17, 2010
Republicans say heath reform will impose economic disaster and create a socialist society that would take away our freedom and end America as we know it. But didn't they say the exact same thing in the 30s and 60s in protest of Social Security and Medicare?
March 16, 2010
Recent research and surveys of experts support what President Obama and Democrats have repeatedly stated throughout the debate on health insurance reform: America’s health care costs are not sustainable.
March 12, 2010
For more than a decade under Republican leadership, the number of earmarks nearly quadrupled – from 4,000 in 1994 to over 15,000 in 2005.
March 12, 2010
The case continues to build for how Democrats’ health insurance reform legislation will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families, businesses and the government. Below are good recent analyses on how reform succeeds in meeting the important goal of cost containment.
March 10, 2010
As Democrats continue to work to strengthen the economy and restore fiscal responsibility, Republicans are trying to forget their record.