By Sam Baker and Elise Viebeck - 12/04/12 10:22 PM EST
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 SebeliusThe chaotic fight for ObamaCare California exchange CEO: Insurers ‘throwing ObamaCare under the bus’ Sebelius: 'Repugnant' for states to reject Medicaid expansion MORE will speak at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenCarter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Pentagon looks to reduce billion energy bill Senate looks for easy wins amid 2016 gridlock 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 SandersDNC chairwoman: If up to me, I’d exclude independents from Dem primaries Clinton allies fume over Sanders's vow to fight on President Obama is urging Congress to pass TPP 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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