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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • Health reform outreach begins in Maryland and across the country

    Health reform outreach begins in Maryland and across the country
    As a multimillion-dollar national campaign launches Sunday to enroll Americans in the nation's new health care program, Maryland officials have already begun enlisting local groups in a similar drive. In one example, 200 Christian, Jewish and Muslim...
  • Dan Lindblade, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

    Dan Lindblade, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
    Last week: We continue to see steady job growth and the recent Citrix hiring expansion of 200 jobs was another positive for Broward County. Our public and private/partnerships continue to focus on working together to expand our employment base. County and...
  • Eleanor Sobel, senator, Florida

    Eleanor Sobel, senator, Florida
    Last week: This week we continued to follow the developments in Syria as the U.S. Congress decides whether to approve military strikes. The use of chemical weapons, particularly against innocent civilians is unacceptable. We cannot stand by as...
  • Ron Klein, former member, U.S. House of Representatives

    Ron Klein, former member, U.S. House of Representatives
    Looking ahead: Next month, once again, the U.S. will hit its debt limit. Bogus arguments notwithstanding, this issue relates solely to meeting legal and contractual commitments incurred by past and present Congresses and presidents. There is no...
  • Ahead of federal healthcare overhaul, local hospitals look to primary care

    Ahead of federal healthcare overhaul, local hospitals look to primary care
    As the new year begins, local healthcare providers are preparing for a potential flood of patients who previously didn’t have access to insurance, but who will now be covered as the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect. More primary care...
  • Immigration reform and the rescue of America's laborers

    Immigration reform and the rescue of America's laborers
    The political wisdom of today declares that the middle class must be rescued, but it's the lower class that is the most endangered segment of America. The working poor are squeezed between pressure from illegal labor and a stagnant economy. The health...
  • I Really Hope Obama Knows What He's Doing with the Debt Ceiling

    I often fill this space up with defenses of President Obama’s policies because for the most part, I agree with them or understand the line he’s trying to walk whether in regards to taxes or war or health care or any other matter. In the case...
  • UnitedHealth Says Q4 Costs Were Low And Revenue Rose

    UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a slight drop in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as medical costs rose, but revenue increased more than 11 percent, helped by growth in its Medicare, care management, technology and...
  • Whole Foods CEO regrets comparing 'Obamacare' to fascism

    Whole Foods CEO regrets comparing 'Obamacare' to fascism
    Using “fascism” to describe President Obama’s healthcare reform was “poor use of an emotionally charged word,” according to John Mackey, co-chief executive and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. In a blog post Thursday,...
  • End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

    End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all
    Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
  • Disabled Marylanders join class action over delayed benefits

    Disabled Marylanders join class action over delayed benefits
    Citing a severe and chronic backlog, advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications. The lawsuit, filed last...