NEWS

Business Bids to Shape Health Changes Wall Street Journal

Chamber of Commerce Plans Effort to Challenge New Regulations and Unseat Those Who Voted for Law

Obama takes final steps on reformPolitico

President Barack Obama went across the Potomac River on Tuesday to put the final touches on health care reform and enact a massive overhaul of the nation’s student loan system.

Dem AGs rebuff GOP govs on health-care lawsuits Washington Post

Republican governors in two western states want to join in legal challenges to recent federal health care legislation, but each is meeting stiff resistance from the same obstacle: an attorney general from the rival party.

GOP leaders temper call for repealing health law, saying jobs, economy are key to fall races LA Times

Top Republicans are increasingly worried that GOP candidates this fall might be burned by a fire that’s roaring through the conservative base: demand for the repeal of President Barack Obama’s new health care law.

The health-care law: Answers to frequently asked questions Washington Post

The health-care bill is more than 2,000 pages long — with hundreds more to come from regulators filling in the details. It will take years before all the details are set and people can see how the plan will affect their situation. But here are some commonly asked questions that can be answered now.

Small businesses fret over details of health law Washington Post

Small-business owner Joe Ascioti says Massachusetts’ 2006 health care law has left him facing $15,000 in fines since it took effect. Now, he’s worried the nation’s new health care overhaul could bring similar woes to employers nationwide.

OPINION

Republicans Struggle Over How To React To Health Care’s PassageMedia Matters

The Republican Party is struggling with how to respond to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Some say the GOP should campaign on repealing the bill, while others don’t. Below is a brief compilation of who falls into what camp.

Health Care Reform’s Untold Wins for Women Change.org

It’s not difficult to see why many women (and men who care about women) are having a hard time grappling with the excitement of health care reform actually passing and the reality of its many failures to women. Women surely suffered the brunt of all the compromises required to get the thing passed: it chips away at low-income women’s reproductive rights, and forbids federal funding for a procedure that gives women agency over their own bodies and that the Supreme Court has deemed to be legal under the Constitution.

(compiled for Health Care for America Now)

Jason Rosenbaum

Jason Rosenbaum

Writer, musician, activist. Currently consulting for Bill Halter for U.S. Senate and a fellow at the New Organizing Institute.

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