AARP was in the congressional hot seat once again Friday.Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee said the senior group's lucrative operations resemble those of an insurance company, not a tax-exempt advocacy organization.
Wednesday marks a year since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.But in those ensuing 12 months, the debate has barely missed a beat.On Capitol Hill, Democrats have continued to sing the measure's praises."
In the battle on Capitol Hill over federal spending cuts, one targeted group poses a particular quandary for Republicans and Democrats alike: working-age military veterans.Many are enrolled in Tricare Prime, the Pentagon's managed health care program for retired service members.
The federal government and the states have shared the cost of Medicaid, the health insurance program for some 60 million low-income Americans, since it was created in 1965.They've shared something else almost that long — arguments about who should foot how much of the ever-escalating bill."
When Paula Michele Boyle first received the letter earlier this month explaining that her health insurance coverage was being terminated, she took it personally, thinking maybe the insurer had discovered something in her history to make her ineligible.