health care

"Health care" and related terms ("healthcare") have been used a total of 507 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: Just a year ago, it was the topic dominating discussion in Washington. Now, the health care overhaul is something Democrats may point to as an accomplishment — but is something Republicans say is leading to "socialism."

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Lou Barletta (R)

0,0,0,0,0,2,0,6

  • Last 7 days: 6 uses (up 600% over last week)
  • Overall: 8 uses since Aug. 30

Barbara Boxer (D)

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3

  • Last 7 days: 3 uses (up 300% over last week)
  • Overall: 3 uses since Aug. 30

Democrats

37,11,44,17,14,19,13,9

  • Last 7 days: 9 uses (down 31% from last week)
  • Overall: 164 uses since Aug. 30

Candidates

40,20,53,22,33,44,19,16

  • Last 7 days: 16 uses (down 16% from last week)
  • Overall: 247 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "health care"

...but he's unwilling to extend freedom to, say, women who want abortions, or sick people who would lose their health care if he helped to repeal health-care reform.” (Philadelphia Daily News, 10/25/10) 

Philadelphia Inquirer - “Sestak has moderate, reasonable ideas...

Joe Sestak , via RSS (October 30)

...we're winning important battles to protect middle-class families.We can't quit because we passed historic changes to Wall Street oversight, health care, and student loans.I know we can do this -- you crashed through our goal of 3 million grassroots donations,...

Organizing for America (Obama/Biden), via RSS (October 28)

...debate - During Thursday night’s debate, Lou Barletta brought his message of creating jobs, stopping the government takeover of health care, and getting senior citizens their rightful Social Security cost-of-living increase to thousands of viewers in northeastern Pennsylvania and across...

Lou Barletta, via RSS (October 28)

...Rep. Tim Holden - During Thursday night’s debate, 26-year incumbent Congressman Paul Kanjorski said that the government takeover of health care “has no ramifications” on senior citizens’ Medicare. Really, Congressman? That’s not what your colleague Tim Holden said. ...

Lou Barletta, via RSS (October 28)

...Because of health care reform, 4,500 seniors in the 5th district who hit the prescription coverage "donut hole" have automatically received checks to...

Tom Perriello, via Facebook (October 28)

...Rep. Tim Holden - During Thursday night’s debate, 26-year incumbent Congressman Paul Kanjorski said that the government takeover of health care “has no ramifications” on senior citizens’ Medicare. Really, Congressman? That’s not what your colleague Tim Holden said. ...

Lou Barletta, via RSS (October 28)

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