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Scandals Pose Threat To Health Care Law

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in ...

The Uncertain Future of Safety Net Hospitals

Amy Chen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Amy Chen

What can be done to ensure the future of safety net hospitals in this country? Two possible solutions include pressuring Congress to partially repeal the planned DSH cuts, or advocating for all states to accept the Medicaid expansions under the ACA.

What Health Care Policy Learned From Sandy

Dr. Herbert Pardes | Posted 11.20.2012 | New York
Dr. Herbert Pardes

The overall lesson of superstorm Sandy is that our complex and compassionate health care system works during an emergency. But it won't work if policy makers confuse emergency capacity with waste.

Less Equals More: Cures to Health Care Overspending

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

There is only one way to begin chipping away at the exorbitant cost of health care in America. That is by each and every individual adopting a new and different mindset to control spending. This includes those of us who write daily about health issues.

No Longer Just a Safety Net, But a Stronghold for Our Health Care System

Jin Y. Kwon | Posted 11.19.2011 | San Francisco
Jin Y. Kwon

In times of high unemployment, community health centers take on an even larger role. That's why it was so disheartening that, earlier this year, Congress reduced funding to health centers by $600 million.

Bachmann's Husband Got $137,000 In Medicaid Funds

Open Channel | Michael IsikoffNBC News National Investigative Correspondent | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

While Rep. Michele Bachmann has forcefully denounced the Medicaid program for swelling the "welfare rolls," the mental health clinic run by her husban...

House Votes To Block Funds For Health Care Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House has voted to block money to implement President Barack Obama's health care law, a victory for Republicans trying to derai...

House Debates Blocking Funds For Health Care Law

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted to shield greenhouse-gas polluters and privately owned colleges from federal regulators on Fr...

The Insurers' Real Agenda for Change

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The media had lots of health care news to obsess about last week. But most of the press paid no attention to a multi-pronged effort by five major insurers to strip key regulations and consumer protections that aren't to their liking.

Sam Stein

Dems Growing Convinced That GOP Will Try To Force Shutdown Over Health Care Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats expressed a rare touch of nonchalance Wednesday as House Republicans voted to repeal last year's health care ove...

Sam Stein

Top Obama Aide: 'Any Aspect' Of Health Care 'Could Be De-Funded' By GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With health care reform, this week, marking its six-month anniversary since being signed into law, some of the president's most senior advisers have b...