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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far

    Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far
    WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth. Seven months since its...
  • In Obamacare rate debate, price gets political

    NEW YORK — With the Oct. 1 date for enrollment in the health insurance exchanges being created by Obamacare less than two months away, a war of numbers has been escalating. Health insurance will cost way less. Or it will cost way more. It...
  • Ronald Reagan wasn't prescient in health care warning

    One of my regular correspondents sent me a video the other day that featured Ronald Reagan predicting that the United States was on the dire path to socialized medicine. The video clip actually comes from the Michael Moore movie "Sicko," but the...
  • Jorge C. Corralejo works to empower small-business owners

     Jorge C. Corralejo works to empower small-business owners
    The gig: As the founding chairman and chief executive of the nonprofit Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles, Jorge C. Corralejo, 63, has been a cheerleader for small to medium-size minority-owned businesses. The nonprofit group has five...
  • New Cap BlueCross, (almost the same) as the old Cap BlueCross

     
    Sharp-eyed consumers may notice a change at Capital Blue Cross. No, this is not an announcement about lower premiums (although that would be a good idea!) It's a new logo. (See right.) The company in a press release said the new logo is emblematic of...
  • Corbett’s Medicaid Mire Campaign Fodder?

     
    Yo, If you see smoke coming from the Capitol on Tuesday, don’t panic. It’s senate Democrats trying to light a fire under Public Welfare Department to get Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion that is being offered under the......
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Obamacare 'is going to work'

     
    Princeton economist Paul Krugman, writing in his New York Times column about Republicans now howling about how awful Obamacare is: Their rudest shock is yet to come. You see, this thing isn’t going to be the often-predicted “train wreck.&#...
  • 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...
  • 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...