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 SebeliusLeaked email: Podesta pushed Tom Steyer for Obama’s Cabinet Romney: Trump victory 'very possible' Fighting for assisted living facilities MORE will speak at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenPodesta floated Bill Gates, Bloomberg as possible Clinton VPs Obama signs 'bill of rights' for rape survivors into law Four military options for Obama in Syria 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 SandersEx-Arizona governor: Hispanic Dems 'don’t get out and vote' Emails show Clinton camp's plans to work with writers to hit Sanders Small donors aren’t revolutionizing Congress. At least not yet. 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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