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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • L.A. Now Live: California may cut Medi-Cal reimbursements

     
    A federal appeals court decided unanimously that California may cut reimbursements to doctors, pharmacies and others who serve the poor under Medi-Cal, a move that could help the state close its budget gap. Times Sacramento reporter Chris Megerian will...
  • Health care opponents should be ashamed

    Jules Witcover's column, "Obamacare on the ballot is bad news for the president" (July 9), reminds us once again of the opposition faced by health care reform. I am appalled at this opposition to a measure that will provide life-saving health insurance to...
  • The hollowing out of government

    The hollowing out of government
    The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
  • Is Obamacare unraveling?

    Is Obamacare unraveling?
    Last week the Obama administration announced that it would postpone for a year the Jan. 1, 2014, requirement that employers with 50 or more employees provide them health insurance or pay a fine, a core provision in the 2010 federal health care reform...
  • Republicans Should Press Reform Agenda

    The conventional wisdom evolves. Yesterday, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Today, it's agreed that Republican obstructionism is the root of all evil — GOP resistance having now...
  • The war on, for and about women in Charlotte

    The war on, for and about women in Charlotte
    To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts. It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted fetuses torn in...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • Community health centers brace for health reform

    Community health centers brace for health reform
    Uninsured and diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Northeast Baltimore resident Dorothea Townes visits Chase Brexton Health Services' Mount Vernon clinic at least once a month to pick up medications and get checkups. "It's a big difference," Townes, 49, said...
  • Will Obama leave a legacy?

    Will Obama leave a legacy?
    Second presidential terms are supposed to give the occupant of the Oval Office a voter-endorsed ticket to pursue a more favorable narrative place in the history books. Barack Obama's second time around, however, is developing more as a rerun of his...
  • Obamacare on the ballot is bad news for the president

    The political football of health insurance, supposedly taken off the playing field in 2012 by the Supreme Court decision declaring the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, is being kicked around again. The Obama administration...
  • City to pay consultant $420,000 to monitor money-saving efforts

    City to pay consultant $420,000 to monitor money-saving efforts
    Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved a payment of $424,000 to a financial consultant to monitor the city's money-saving efforts. The action by the Board of Estimates would bring the total payments to Public Financial Management Inc., a...