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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • Feds have much to do before insurance marketplace is ready

    Some call it an "exchange." The federal government prefers the term "marketplace." But whatever you call it, an online site for people to shop for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be up and running Oct. 1. Like a bargain...
  • Obama admin: Obamacare insurance costs lower than expected

    WASHINGTON - Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharply lower than expected insurance costs for consumers and small businesses in new online state healthcare exchanges....
  • Web barrage likely when Obamacare goes live

    Web barrage likely when Obamacare goes live
    — About 550,000 people in Oregon do not have health insurance, and Aaron Karjala is confident the state's new online insurance exchange will be able to accommodate them when enrollment under President Barack Obama's health care reform begins on Oct....
  • Local employers weigh Obamacare delay

    Local employers weigh Obamacare delay
    When the White House decided this week to give employers one more year to meet Obamacare's requirement that they provide health insurance or face fines, many business and government officials breathed a sigh of relief. Change was coming too fast for...
  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • Local health officials speak at upcoming Newport meeting

    The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is set to host two Hoag Hospital officials at its WAKE UP! Newport meeting Thursday which will be held at the Central Library Friends room. Hoag Hospital President and Chief Executive Robert Braithwaite and Covenant...
  • Healthcare CEO compares 'Obamacare' to DMV

    Healthcare reform is necessary, but problematic, the chief executive of Hoag Hospital's parent company said during the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's WAKEUP! meeting Thursday morning. Reform and the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, seek to improve...
  • Aetna pulls health plans from state insurance exchange

    Aetna pulls health plans from state insurance exchange
    Aetna Inc. said Friday it canceled plans to sell insurance on Maryland's new health insurance exchange, set to open Oct. 1 as part of the federal health care reform law, after regulators cut the rates it could charge consumers for its plans. Aetna was...
  • News-Press Editorial: Sharing info a common-sense approach

    The opinion of the News-Press A common-sense approach to resolving local healthcare issues — including repeated readmissions to hospitals — may well be on the horizon, thanks to the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition's efforts to...
  • The Affordable Care Act will make insurance less affordable

    With full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) less than two months away, Marylanders may expect their health insurance to become more affordable. It's right there in the title of the law, after all. However, if you plan on buying an individual...