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How Florida’s GOP Legislature lost fight to deny state Affordable Care Act grants

By | 09.08.11 | 11:13 am | More from The Florida Independent

Image by: Matt MahurinA few months ago, reports surfaced that the Florida Legislature was rejecting grants from the Affordable Care Act — some of which provided money for child abuse and neglect prevention.

Initially, child advocates were upset More…

Florida one of five states refusing Affordable Care Act implementation grants

By | 08.30.11 | 1:38 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to a new map released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Florida is one of only five states returning grants awarded by the federal government to implement the federal health care reform law. #

Eleventh Circuit finds individual mandate unconstitutional

By | 08.12.11 | 6:22 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court ruling that the requirement in the federal health care reform law that individuals buy health insurance or face penalties is unconstitutional. It also upheld the lower court’s rejection of an argument by Florida and 25 other states that More…

Politifact finds Bachmann claim of hidden money in healthcare reform ‘barely true’

By | 03.09.11 | 1:06 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Rep. Michele Bachmann hit the cable news circuit this week alleging that the Affordable Care Act contained $105 billion in “hidden” spending. She dubbed the revelation a “bombshell” and announced the news on Meet the Press, Fox’s Sean Hannity show, Fox’s “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren and WCCO’s More…

Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.)

Rep. McIntyre one of three Democrats to vote to repeal health care law

By | 01.19.11 | 6:21 pm

U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina was one of three Democrats to vote Wednesday for the repeal of the federal health care law, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote count came to 245-189, with all Republicans voting for repeal.

Democrats Dan Boren (Okla.) and More…