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by Daniel Lowry

Miles Hoskins sorted through the dusty boxes of old papers and photographs. There were stacks of cancelled checks, some going all the way back to the 1880s. The people who had owned the old, run-down house had been hoarders, it seemed. A friend had bought the estate at auction, and thought Miles might be interested in some of the contents. There might be a piece of treasure in the heap. 

Romney Would Take Away All of Obamacare’s Benefits:

Today the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional. The individual mandate was upheld, along with all the reforms that ensure Americans, not their insurance companies, have control over their health. By 2014, all Americans will have access to quality, affordable health care.

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional. It’s already helping millions of Americans save money and live healthier lives, and will help millions more in the years to come. No American is losing coverage or going bankrupt just because they get sick, preexisting conditions are being covered, and millions of Americans will keep saving money on their premiums, preventive care and prescription drugs.

Preexisting Conditions: Romney says his plan would let anyone with a preexisting condition who has been “continuously insured” get coverage if they “lose their job or change jobs,” but that law has been on the books since 1996.

  • A former Bush administration official – who now works for a research center funded by the Koch brothers – is falsely claiming that the savings in President Obama’s health insurance reforms are “double-counted” and will increase the deficit. But according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the President’s health reforms will actually lower the deficit. The same methodology has been used by Congress in the past under both political parties, including in 1997 and 2005.
  • Today the U.S. Supreme Court continues three days of hearings on the new health care law, which is already helping millions of Americans save money and live healthier lives. The administration believes the health care law is constitutional, as do conservative judges on the 6th and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals.
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