White House Comes Out Against Wyden-Ryan Plan to Worsen Medicare

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 10:56 am

The White House has rather swiftly and strongly come out against the Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Paul Ryan (R-WI) plan to make Medicare worse. From the Huffington Post: “We are concerned that Wyden-Ryan, like Congressman Ryan’s earlier proposal, would undermine, rather than strengthen, Medicare,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer. “The Wyden-Ryan scheme [...]

Emails Reveal White House Alerted Secret Service to Dan Choi, GetEqual Protests in November 2010

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 10:04 am

An email chain turned over by the Department of Homeland Security in response to a subpoena in the Dan Choi case reveal that it was the White House that tipped off the Secret Service with the information that 3 days later there would be a DADT protest in front of the White House. Brian Bond, Deputy Director of Public Engagement, sent an email to then-Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, Dan Pfeiffer, Melody Barnes, Tina Tchen, Dan Pfeiffer, Shin Inouye and others telling them he had it on “pretty good authority” that “Choi will be a part of it.”

If Private Health Insurance Companies Are Evil, Why Are You Forcing Me to Be a Customer?

By: Tuesday March 9, 2010 8:20 am

A big part of the final push for this health care reform effort is focused on how terrible the private insurance companies are. On the White House blog, communications director Dan Pfeiffer is attacking the huge premium increases and monopoly power of some private insurers. HCAN is doing a “mass citizens’ arrest of the insurance [...]

Is Dan Pfeiffer Ashamed Of Nationwide Plans? Because He Should Be

By: Sunday November 29, 2009 8:36 am

Dan Pfeiffer wisely went after Charles Krauthammer’s terrible column in which he makes the absurd claim that the pillars of health care reform should be taxing benefits, tort reform, and selling insurance across state lines. (Really Krauthammer? universal coverage, community ratings, ending rescission, banning pre-existing condition exclusion, rewarding quality over quantity, etc… did not make [...]