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Massachusetts Take-Away Messages for National Health Care Reform

By Regina Rockefeller, Partner, Nixon Peabody Ongoing health care reform discussions in Washington focus on subsidies to help low- and moderate-income Americans buy insurance on new health insurance exchanges, an expansion of Medicaid to cover the poor, incentives to encourage small businesses to...

In This Era of Bitter Partisanship, Politics Often Subsume Policy

By Eric Paley, Partner, Nixon Peabody On November 7, 2009, the House of Representatives votes 220 to 215, almost entirely along party lines, in favor of a health care overhaul—the Affordable Health Care for America Act, which was championed by the Obama administration. The next morning, the...