Sebelius open to ‘uniquely Texan’ health care plan

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Rick Perry has rejected all portions of act and wants Washington to hand over the money with no strings attached do Texas can operate its own program. “We are eager to have discussions with Texas about a program that could look uniquely Texan, we have a number of state governors and legislators who have fashioned programs around Medicaid expansion that have a lot of flexibility,” Sebelius said. But she said no talks were under way with Texas officials. Perry and other Republicans leaders say the health care law infringes on personal liberty and violates state sovereignty. Perry has pledged that state government will do nothing to help implement the program, unless specifically required to by law. The fact that the nation’s second most-populous state is not cooperating represents serious challenges to the Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius’ visit is aimed at encouraging sympathetic local leaders to help implement the program even if state officials won’t.
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Obama calls for changes to mental health care

I know that sounds confusing to folks who would call me socialists I think that’s awesome posters — — — but. Actually believe in the free market and and just like the health care law that would put in place Obama care. The way. Which by the way you don’t have health insurance. Or you’re buying at exorbitant rates on the individual market starting on October 1 you can join a marketplace. And be part of a pool that. Gives you much lower premiums saves you a lot of money. We did what health — wants to set clear rules for insurance companies to protect consumers make it more affordable.
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Obama defends health-care law, citing plan savings

EST January 16, 2013 Mental health advocates hailed the president’s sweeping agenda to improve mental health care, part of his larger response to the shooting last month in Newtown, Conn. Most people with mental illness are not violent, President Obama said Wednesday. He plans to take steps to improve mental health care. (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY) Story Highlights President proposed spending millions more on screening and treatment Obama also said researchers should resume studying causes of gun violence Affordable Care Act will give mental health coverage to millions of Americans SHARE 1521 CONNECT 204 TWEET 43 COMMENTEMAILMORE Mental health advocates hailed President Obama’s sweeping agenda to improve mental health care, part of his larger plan to reduce gun violence in the USA following the shooting last month in Newtown, Conn. After decades of disappointment, advocates for the mentally ill said they are cautiously optimistic that the nation may finally take meaningful action to repair a broken system.
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Obama Lays Out New Plan For Homeownership Help

Now, I mention all this because yesterday, despite all the evidence that the law is working the way it was supposed to for middle-class Americans, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for nearly the 40th time to dismantle it, President Obama said. He later added: Sometimes I just try to figure out why. Maybe they think its good politics, but part of our job here is not to always think about politics. President Obama said 13 million rebates on health insurance went out to consumers in all 50 states last year, and another 8.5 million are going out this summer. The average rebate will be around $100, he said. Premiums also are coming down, he added, because of the limits on how much insurers will be able to spend on overhead as a result of the law. Insurers will have to spend between 80% and 85% of their revenue on health care. Read live blog on the speech. Now, I recognize that there are still a lot of folks in this town at least who are rooting for this law to fail.
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