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Obama Health Care Reform

First Stages Of New Health Care Law Will Provide Coverage To 1 Million Uninsured Americans

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The first stage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is expected to provide coverage to about 1 million uninsured Ameri...

HealthCare.gov Gives Consumers Control of Health Care

Stephanie Cutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Cutter

HealthCare.gov puts power back in consumers' hands by combining -- for the first time ever -- all of the public and private health care coverage options into one place.

Poll: Key States Greatly Prefer Public Option Over Senate Health Care Plan

Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, this should really give a boost to those arguing that Dems should pass the public option via reconciliation -- for the specific reason that it w...

Health Care Reform is 90 Days Old -- Now What?

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

We must work together to ensure that Hispanics -- the most uninsured demographic in the nation -- can overcome obstacles to health insurance.

Obama To Announce Regulatory Framework For New 'Patient's Bill Of Rights'

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce new health insurance benefits for consumers, marking the first 9...

Strategy Corner: Time for a New Kind of Bold from President Obama

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

The administration's calculus that unpopular legislative success can translate into big November wins simply doesn't add up. Unless the administration finds a new strategy, they're facing electoral retribution on a scale unseen since 1994.

UnitedHealth CEO Cashes In Big With $100 million Profit On Options

washingtonpost.com | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chief executive of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation's largest health insurers, reaped almost $100 million from exercising stock options last ...

No More Profiles in Caution

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

The president's nominee for the Supreme Court should be defeated by filibuster exclusively because he (or she) will inevitably vote to uphold as constitutional the unconstitutional health care insurance purchase mandate.

Obama Weekly Address: President Hits Republicans Over Health Care (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called on Republican lawmakers Saturday to approve billions of dollars in new...

Health care drama at America's crossroads

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

The movement for single-payer health reform - an improved Medicare for All - is hopping in Indianapolis, "the Crossroads of America." I can personall...

Mayo Clinic AZ CEO Talks About the Impact of New Law

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

Medicare goes to everybody whether they need it or not, and that may have to change. No one wants to acknowledge that people with more money might have to pay something for Medicare in the future.

The Silver Lining of the Greek Debt Crisis

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Hill

What the experts have failed to notice is that the Greek crisis may turn out to be one of the best things to have happened to the European Union.

The Health Care Debate Isn't Over... By a Long Shot

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

There is no way that providing a medical service previously unavailable to millions of people will reduce overall costs. We need to start from the right premises in order to make real progress.

One Hand Clapping

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Obama is in trouble, among other reasons, because there are thousands of voices out there dumping on the health bill, and we hear by and large only one voice defending it.

Sam Stein

Obama Gets Post Health Care Bump, Primarily From Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only days after health care reform was passed into law, President Obama is already starting to reap the benefits in the form of public approval. A C...

Obama Administration's Legislative Victories May Not Help Them In Midterm Elections

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anxious and angry, Americans are not in a congratulatory mood. That's bad news for President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies...

Jimmy Fallon Counts The Pros & Cons Of Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Health Care reform was passed this week, but the public is still divided over whether or not it will be good for our nation. Thankfully, Jimmy Fallon ...

Since When is Fixing a Problem a Liberal Cause?

Andrew Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rubin

Our health care system is broken. There is no perfect legislation that could ever solve all the problems we have today and make everyone happy at the same time.

Obama Plays the Mindful Long Game

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kaiser Greenland

The President's speech on Sunday night was nothing short of a victory lap, and not just a victory lap to celebrate the passing of an historic health insurance reform bill. He took a victory lap for the return of the long-view.

Ryan Grim

Senate Clears Major Hurdle: Health Care Fight Hits Floor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Democrats approved the Senate bill that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did so wit...

The Hidden Winners of Healthcare Reform: Women Over 40

Lesley Jane Seymour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lesley Jane Seymour

The New York Times proclaimed that uninsured Americans are the biggest beneficiaries of health care reform, but the measure will also be a boon to a less obvious group: women over 40.

Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Begin Reaping Political Benefits Of Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only hours after the president signed health care reform legislation into law on Tuesday, the immediate political benefits for the Democratic Party ar...

Health Care Reform: The Impact On Real People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

About 32 million Americans who don't have health insurance will get access to coverage when the $940 billion health care plan takes effect. What doe...

An Obama Organizer Looks Back

David Litt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Litt

As I watched President Obama at the signing ceremony today, I thought about Wendy again. She will finally be able to get the healthcare she needs.

The Tears of 24 Years May Finally Slow Down

Ann J. Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann J. Atkinson

Almost every day of my law practice for the past 24 years has involved listening to someone tearfully tell the same tale. They worked until they got sick or injured.