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Health Care Reform (2009)

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  • Bring back the 'death panel' bill

    Probably nothing causes members of Congress more unease than having to talk about death. It’s only been four years since healthcare reform became more about whether President Obama wanted to throw mama from a train via “death panels”...
  • 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...
  • U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

    U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
  • Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform

    Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform
    Marylanders who buy health insurance on a state exchange under health reform could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent under rates approved by state regulators, but those increases are less than insurers sought. Maryland Insurance...
  • Affordable Premiums Bolster Health Care Reform

    Could Obamacare really work? Connecticut got happy news Friday — a good deal on health insurance for people without it. The insurer is HealthyCT, formed by the Connecticut State Medical Society, a group of 7,000 physicians. (So it's unlikely to...
  • Obamacare tax catching businesses off guard

    Employers caught a break this month when the Obama administration delayed an Affordable Care Act regulation imposing fines on larger businesses, but other elements of the law remain in place, including a tax that will fall for the first time on many...
  • Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable

    Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable
    Maryland regulators have released the details of the rates they have approved for the nine companies that want to sell policies on the state's new health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act, and the average rates for individuals buying...
  • GOP's Obamacare obsession is starting to look like political suicide

    GOP's Obamacare obsession is starting to look like political suicide
    Many present-day Republicans seem bent on making "Backward, Christian Soldiers" their marching song in their relentless determination to "repeal and replace Obamacare," even to the point of repeating their lemming-like plunge over the cliff of another...
  • Up for debate: Decouple health insurance from employment

     
    Here's another one: Our tax system greatly advantages employer-provided health-care coverage, and Obamacare places health-care provision obligations onto large employers. But with the other Obamacare reforms protecting those with existing conditions...
  • County faces transit, healthcare issues, Yaroslavsky says

     
    L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who is preparing to return to private life after nearly four decades in public office, offered some thoughts on the direction of the county and the city of Los Angeles at a lunch forum....
  • L.A. mayor candidates tone it down for radio debate

     
    The leading candidates for L.A. mayor have dialed up their rhetoric as a March 5 primary draws closer, but they are still little known to a large number of voters in the city and remain determined to make a good first impression....