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May 04, 2011 3:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Roe Ignores Rationing By Private Insurance Companies, Complains About Fertility Coverage

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April 21, 2011 2:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Roe Ready To Put U.S. On "Sure Path To Economic Catastrophe" By Opposing Increase In Debt Limit

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January 21, 2011 4:18 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Distorts HHS Waiver Program During Repeal Debate

During the health care repeal debate on the House floor, several congressmen cited the HHS waiver program as a reason to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Many of the congressmen claimed that it only protects the "politically connected" and President Obama's friends. This unsubstantiated claim distorts the real truth: that many small businesses will benefit from the temporary waiver program and that the program is open to more than just the "politically connected." In addition, the waiver program is a temporary fix until 2014, when the expansion of PPACA will provide coverage to those who would have trouble receiving health care coverage due to their type of employment. If Republicans successfully repeal PPACA, they would put over 1 million people who would have received waivers at risk of losing their health insurance.

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July 19, 2010 3:18 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republicans Still Lying About Health Care Reform And Abortions

In a pair of op-eds in The Hill last Friday, House Republicans Phil Roe (TN) and James Sensenbrenner (WI) charged that federal tax dollars are paying for abortions in Pennsylvania, and that President Obama lied about abortion funding under the Affordable Care Act. Pennsylvania was the first state to present a high-risk pool plan to Washington, and so they are the first to receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to Roe and Sensenbrenner, Pennsylvania is therefore the first state to offer taxpayer-funded abortions under "ObamaCare." This predictable attack is as untrue as it is uncreative.

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