The House Votes to Repeal 'Obamacare'
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The Republican House is voting another repeal of what's called "Obamacare," with the Democratic Senate expected to ignore it altogether. In the aftermath of the US Supreme Court decision, is it good politics to debate the issue all over again? Also, Mitt Romney speaks at the NAACP annual meeting, and 520 more bodies were laid to rest today in Srebrenica, 17 years after Serbia attempted to eliminate the Muslim population of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Banner image: Speaker of the House John Boehner. Photo by GageSkidmore/flickr
Mitt Romney Speaks at the NAACP Annual Meeting ()
In his campaign against President Obama, Mitt Romney addressed a tough crowd today, a convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Romney's vow to eliminate expensive programs, including the Affordable Care Act was met by boos from the NAACP crowd. Molly Ball covers politics for the Atlantic.
Election-Year Politics and Healthcare ()
Today -- for the 33rd time -- House Republicans are voting to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, with no chance that the Senate will go along. The House and Senate wrangling is political theater while the real action takes place in the states. Texas and Florida are rejecting billions of federal dollars, rather than expanding Medicaid for the uninsured. Washington State has begun implementation. The US Supreme Court created the opportunity for different approaches, so election-year politics may be the ultimate "decider." We hear about the rhetoric, the multiple realities and the potential consequences for 50 million Americans who don't have health insurance.
- Chris Frates: National Journal, @influencealley
- Frank Newport: Gallup Poll, @galluppoll
- Mary Agnes Carey: Kaiser Health News, @maryagnescarey
- John Dorschner: Miami Herald, @miamihealthcare
- Carol Ostrom: Seattle Times, @costrom
The Srebrenica Massacre 17 Years Later ()
Europe's worst massacre since World War II began approximately 17 years ago today, when Serbian forces entered the United Nations–protected City of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Some 8000 men and boys were separated from women, murdered and buried in mass graves. President Obama said today there's no doubt that Serbian forces committed genocide in Srebrenica. Bodies are still being discovered in mass graves, and 520 were re-buried today. Aida Cerkez reports on the Balkans for the Associated Press.
- Aida Cerkez: Associated Press
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