Senator Al Franken

Sen Franken on Libya: We Should Have Gone in Earlier

After an appearance at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul today to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passage of Health Care reform, Senator Al Franken told The UpTake that he supports President Obama’s military intervention in Libya.

Medicare Better Thanks To Health Care Reform Act

President Obama discusses a new Medicare Trustees report showing Medicare to be on much stronger footing as a result of the reforms in the Affordable Care Act. In addition, seniors are also already getting help with prescription drug costs when they fall into the infamous donut hole. Key quote:
According to this report, the steps we took this year to reform the health care system have put Medicare on a sounder financial footing. Reform has actually added at least a dozen years to the solvency of Medicare – the single longest extension in history – while helping to preserve Medicare for generations to come. Full transcript of President Obama’s weekly address when you continue reading.