Meanwhile, on Medicaid: Safety-net hospitals launched a campaign to protect the program's funding from further cuts under a deficit-reduction deal. The National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems argued that the low-income health insurance program is essential for a growing economy.
Backlash: Could restaurant owners pay a price for their criticism of the Affordable Care Act? One major company seems to think so. Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster, downgraded its earnings expectations Tuesday, in part because it's afraid of negative publicity surrounding its response to the healthcare law. Darden had previously said it would cut workers' hours to avoid the requirement to provide insurance. Bad publicity from that move might drive down sales in 2013, the company said Tuesday. Healthwatch has more.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusObama's health secretary to be first female president of American University Leaked email: Podesta pushed Tom Steyer for Obama’s Cabinet Romney: Trump victory 'very possible' MORE will speak at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenDem senator asks for 'top to bottom' review of Syria policy A guide to the committees: Senate Mattis on rise in Trump administration MORE (D-N.H.) will hold a press conference to discuss a provision in the defense authorization bill that would cover abortions for women in uniform who are victims of rape or incest.
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: 'If you don't have the guts to face your constituents,' you shouldn't be in Congress President Trump, immigrants are not 'bad dudes' Why the GOP cannot sweep its Milo scandal under the rug MORE (I-Vt.) will speak at the National Press Club on the
need to shield Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from cuts in a
fiscal cliff deal.
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