Obamacare http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-introduces-bill-expand-health-care-exemption <div>US Congressman Aaron Schock wants to expand a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act. The House passed Schock’s Equitable Access to Care and Health, or EACH, Act. Schock says the Affordable Care Act currently allows a few select faiths to exempt themselves from paying individual penalties. He says his legislation expands the exemption to more individuals.</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:40:06 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20106 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption Two IL Congressmen question Sebelius during hearing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/two-il-congressmen-question-sebelius-during-hearing <p></p><div>Two Illinois Republican Congressmen are among those critical of problems with the HealthCare.Gov website, nearly a month after its launch. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:19:22 +0000 Sean Powers 14195 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Two IL Congressmen question Sebelius during hearing Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-says-he-supports-individual-spending-bills-end-shutdown <div>President Obama wants House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a so-called &ldquo;clean&rdquo; continuing resolution to end the partial government shutdown. But Congressman Rodney Davis says he IS supporting &ldquo;clean&rdquo; resolutions, by voting for individual appropriations bills. The 13th District Republican says these measures reflect the way Washington used to govern in the days before gridlock.</div><div> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:08:01 +0000 Jim Meadows 13079 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/democrats-hoping-people-adjust-new-health-care-law <div>Republicans are continuing a last-minute push to dismantle the law known as &quot;Obamacare&quot; before a key part of it takes effect next week. The law remains unpopular in polls. But as IPR&#39;S Brian Mackey reports, Democrats are hoping that changes once people begin to live with it.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next Tuesday is a milestone for the Affordable Care Act. It&#39;s when people are supposed to start signing up for health coverage on so-called insurance exchanges. It&#39;s also the start of the federal government&#39;s budget year, and some Republicans have promised to block all government spending unless </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is </span>defunded<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:25:58 +0000 Brian Mackey 12502 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care law Rodney Davis announces re-election campaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rodney-davis-announces-re-election-campaign <div>Congressman Rodney Davis is touring the 13th district formally announcing his re-election campaign. The Taylorville Republican recently voted for the House Bill to defund Affordable Care Act and during his stop in Bloomington Davis was forthright about the law several times.</div><div> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:30:58 +0000 Charles Schlenker 12353 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rodney Davis announces re-election campaign Congressman Rodney Davis says fellow lawmakers shouldn't focus on government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-says-fellow-lawmakers-shouldnt-focus-government-shutdown <div>Congressman Rodney Davis isn’t taking the same view of some colleagues who are threatening a government shutdown on a spending plan that includes the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Taylorville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Republican says while he still wants to </span>de-fund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the health care measure, he says conservative senators like Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas should turn their attention elsewhere:</span></div><div> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:18:10 +0000 Jeff Bossert 10106 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Rodney Davis says fellow lawmakers shouldn't focus on government shutdown Il Senate approves Medicaid measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-approves-medicaid-measure <p></p><div>A measure that would implement a key part of “Obamacare” in Illinois is on its way to the governor’s desk, after it was approved by the Senate Tuesday.</div><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 06:34:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6382 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Senate approves Medicaid measure