Veteran Nevada senator who shepherded and protected Obamacare on its difficult passage into law
During a long, combative career in US political life, Harry Reid, who has died aged 82, made his most telling contribution as Democrat majority leader in the Senate. There, in 2010, he pushed through and then vigorously defended President Barack Obama’s groundbreaking healthcare reforms.
Given the huge strength of Republican feeling against “Obamacare”, the president needed a streetfighter to drive his measures through to the statute book – and Reid was the man for the job. Quietly spoken but toughened by a hard early life and years spent swimming in the shark-infested waters of Nevada politics, he fought through the deeply polarised atmosphere that surrounded Obama’s health reforms to shepherd the Affordable Care Act through the Democrat-controlled Senate.Continue reading...
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Schumer floats new plan to end McConnell obstruction
Senator Harry Reid has passed away at the age of 82, leaving behind a historic legacy. Famous for his low-key style, Reid helped passed Wall Street reform and led the fight securing Senate votes for Obamacare. MSNBC’s Ari Melber reflects on his contributions to America with Obama vet David Plouffe and highlights the lessons Democrats in the Biden era could learn from Reid as they try to end Mitch McConnell's obstruction and push key agenda items across the finish line.
Former US Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, former Democratic majority leader, dies at 82
Harry M. Reid, Senate Majority Leader Behind Landmark Democratic Victories, Dies at 82
Mr. Reid, who was from Nevada, displayed his pugilistic instincts as he steered an economic stimulus package and the Affordable Care Act to passage.
Harry Reid, who led Senate Democrats for 12 years, dies at 82
- Nevada senator helped to pass Obama’s Affordable Care Act
- Reid called Trump ‘the worst president we’ve ever had’
Harry Reid, who emerged from the unforgiving political landscape of Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead the Senate Democrats for 12 turbulent years, died on Tuesday at age 82.
Reid died Tuesday, “peacefully” and surrounded by friends “following a courageous, four-year battle with pancreatic cancer,” Landra Reid said of her husband.Continue reading...
Manchin’s offer to Biden included universal pre-kindergarten and Obamacare expansion, but no child tax credit
Sen. Joe Manchin, just days before he called off negotiations with President Joe Biden, proposed a version of the Build Back Better plan centered on universal pre-kindergarten program, funded for a full 10 years, as well as an expansion of the Affordable Care Act and hundreds of billions of dollars to address climate change, a person with direct knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN.
Medicare Advantage for All: A Potential Path to Universal Coverage
This Viewpoint discusses implementation of a “Medicare Advantage for All” structure as a possible path to universal health insurance in the US and describes its potential benefits, limitations, and risks.
Fox News hosts and Trump Jr urged Mark Meadows to help stop Capitol attack, texts reveal – live
Texts turned over by Meadows to committee include pleas from Fox News hosts and Donald Trump Jr urging the chief of staff to take action
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- Capitol attack panel recommends Meadows for criminal prosecution
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Affordable Care Act exchanges seeing record interest in heavily subsidized 2022 coverage
Americans are flocking to the Affordable Care Act exchanges to sign up for coverage for 2022. ...