Thursday, July 12, 2012
Readers find most agreement on issues where Dold and Schneider concur with each other. New poll asks readers if the economy or health care is the most important issue.
A large number of readers responding to the latest Patch poll measuring which steps people favor to reduce unemployment in America agree with two issues where Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, agree. Schneider and Dold both think unemployment will decrease and more jobs will be created if the government takes steps to ease access to capital for companies and lessen the burden of regulation on small business. Earlier: Schneider, Dold See Small Business Reducing Unemployment Of the 57 people who responded to the unscientific survey, 19 favor easing regulatory burden on small business and another 14 think government should make it easy for companies to borrow money. The most readers, …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Congresswoman likes the law as it is while Dold thinks change is necessary.
(Update, 6:40 p.m.) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) criticized what she called the 33rd effort of the House Republican majority to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act after today’s vote to eliminate the law. She thinks the time should be devoted to job creation. “Though Republicans took control of the House with the promise that they will focus on jobs, they have wasted more than 43 hours of floor time on legislation to repeal Obamacare,” Schakowsky said. Schakowsky likes the health care law as it is. She praises how it has already helped millions of Americans by eliminating caps on their insurance, allowing children under 16 to remain on their parents’ policies and insuring care for youngsters with pre-existing conditions. “I …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
A majority of Patch readers responding to an unscientific poll want to give the Affordable Care Act a chance to work.
Give the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a chance. That was the opinion of a majority of readers who responded to an unscientific Patch poll asking whether President Barack Obama’s health care legislation should be given time to season, be repealed or changed. Earlier: What Should Be Done With Obamacare? Of the 637 people who took the poll, 370 want to leave the new law recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court alone to see how it works, 198 want it repealed and 69 want to repeal objectionable parts and keep the rest. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth), who voted just over a year ago for repeal, wants to change parts of the law keeping provisions like letting children under 26 remain on their parents’ coverage and prohibiting insurance …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
More than 600 people have voted and you have until 5 p.m. to let Patch know what you think.
Monday, July 2, 2012
As the House of Representatives schedules a vote on repeal, Patch readers enter a thoughtful debate. Voice your opinion in the latest Patch poll.
Patch coverage of the Unites States Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act drew more than 175 comments spawning a debate about the issue among readers. The House of Representatives has scheduled a vote to repeal the legislation July 9 and Patch wants to know its readers’ opinion. Please take the latest unscientific Patch Poll at the bottom of this story and keep the debate going. Earlier: Dold, Kirk Want Chances to Affordable Care Act, Schakowsky Praises Decision Within hours after the Court’s decision Thursday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) lauded the opinion while Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) wanted changes. Dold will vote to repeal July 9. “I have voted in the past to repeal…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Despite agreement on some provisions of law, Schneider would vote to keep the President Obama’s signature legislative initiative in place.
Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider agree on a number of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act upheld Thursday by the United States Supreme Court. Where Schneider and Dold disagree is with the path they and their respective parties want to take in the future. Dold wants to get rid of parts of the existing law while Schneider wants to consider changes only when the law, which becomes fully effective in 2014, has a chance to season. Earlier: Update Dold, Kirk Want Changes to Affordable Care Act, Schakowsky Praises Decision Dold will have his first opportunity to make a statement July 9. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
See what an Illinois physician has to say about today United States Supreme Court Ruling.