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Health Care Overhaul

Obamacare Law Promising Price Cuts On Hospital Bills In Limbo

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Huge list prices charged by hospitals are drawing increased attention, but a federal law meant to limit what the most financially ...

Unions Angry With Obamacare's Unintended Consequences

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some labor unions that enthusiastically backed President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry, fearful...

The Hidden Cost Of Obamacare

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under Pres...

This Surprise Obamacare Fee Could Cost You

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of coverin...

Poll: Most Americans Expect To See Health Care Law Implemented

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It still divides us, but most Americans think President Barack Obama's health care law is here to stay. More than 7...

Parents' Insurance Plans Don't Cover Common Medical Condition

Kaiser Health News | Michelle Andrews | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money

Kaiser Health News: The health care overhaul provides a safety net for young adult children, who can now stay on their parents' health plans until ...

Uninsured Face Uncertain Future If Court Strikes Down Health Care Law

The New Republic | Alec MacGillis | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

SEWANEE, Tenn. - As Robin Layman, a mother of two who has major health troubles but no insurance, arrived at a free clinic here, she had a big persona...

White House Threatens Bold Action On Obamacare Provision

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House officials threatened a veto Wednesday of a Republican bill that would repeal a tax on the makers of many medical device...

Getting Your Appendix Removed? Expect Sticker Shock

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO -- What do hospitals charge to remove an appendix? The startling answer is that it could be the same as the price of a refrigerator – or...

111 Charged In Medicare Scams Worth $225 Million

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI — Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a...

What The Constitution Meant To Say About Health Care

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

While waiting for the politics to play out, while waiting to see if the prevailing view of the Constitution is to left or to right, I maintain that inconsistent access to health care is wrong.

Marcus Baram

Scholar: Health Care Ruling Is Right Wing's 1st Step Toward New Round Of Deregulation | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The decision by a federal judge to strike down as unconstitutional the individual mandate, a key provision of President Barack Obama's hea...

Health Care Overhaul Will Increase Government Spending, But Not By Much

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation's health care tab will go up – not down – as a result of President Barack Obama's sweeping overhaul. That's ...

Health Care Reform To Extend Life Of Medicare Hospital Insurance Fund By 12 Years


WASHINGTON — Medicare is in better shape because of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul and will stay afloat a dozen years lo...

Health Care Overhaul May Mean Longer ER Waits, Crowding

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can't find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under t...

Emergency Room Waits, Crowding May Increase Due To Health Care Reform

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can't find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under t...

The Gap Between Expanding Access And Ensuring Care For Children

Dr. Steve Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Steve Allen

When health care fails, children often pay the greatest price -- whether it is babies born prematurely to mothers who cannot afford prenatal care; or toddlers who lack necessary immunizations.

Health Care Reform: What's Missing From the Debate?

Bill Bartzak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Bartzak

If the nation's healthcare system hopes to accommodate new innovations, emerging technologies and planned changes in healthcare, connectivity becomes ground zero.

Health Care Provision Would Cover Christian Science Prayer Treatments

The Los Angeles Times | Tom Hamburger and Kim Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington - Backed by some of the most powerful members of the Senate, a little-noticed provision in the healthcare overhaul bill woul...

Jim Campbell, Maine Republican, Leaves Party Over 'Failure To Address' Health Care

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP -- Minority Republicans in the Maine House have lost a member. Rep. Jim Campbell of Newfield said Thursday he's withdrawn from the Republican Part...

Americans Increasingly Worried About Losing Health Care Coverage: Poll

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans worried about losing their current health care coverage keeps rising, even as President Barack Obama and a ...

White House Feels Vindicated By Health Care Reform Strategy

New York Times | Robert Pear and Sheryl Gay Stolberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After months of plodding work by five Congressional committees and weeks of back-room bargaining by Democratic leaders, President Obama's arms-length ...

Senate Health Care Face-Off Continues

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After marathon talks, the Obama administration and Democratic leaders appeared near agreement with Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson late Fr...

Susan Collins Open To Voting For Health Care Overhaul, AP Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON - A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she's open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting Presiden...

White House Pink Ribbon Installed For Breast Cancer Awareness

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nearly 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and the White House is showing its support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Mont...