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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • The trainwreck called Obamacare

    "I just see a huge trainwreck coming down." That's not a quote from one of our old editorials or from any of the other critics of what has become known as Obamacare. It's a quote from one of its key backers, one of its designers, one of its advocates...
  • Obamacare is just the beginning

    The narrow survival of the Affordable Care Act last week was certainly cause for celebration. But as the jubilation subsides, it's important to realize that having avoided what would have been a giant step backward doesn't mean we've taken a giant step...
  • Hospitals Must Adjust To Health Care Reform

    Connecticut hospitals are under a great deal of scrutiny. This is partly because Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a significant restructuring of funding to hospitals to halt unsustainable growth in that portion of the state's Medicaid program. Additionally,...
  • Republicans Must Be Willing To Risk Fiscal Cliff

    Why are Republicans playing the Democrats' game that the "fiscal cliff" is all about taxation? House Speaker John Boehner already made the pre-emptive concession of agreeing to raise revenues. But the insistence on doing so by eliminating deductions...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study

    Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - If uninsured young Americans shun the new health plans offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, it will be because the insurance costs too much and not because they don't expect to need much medical care,...
  • Esty Wins, Roraback Concedes After Tight Race For 5th Congressional District

    Democrat Elizabeth Esty won a nail-biter election in the 5th Congressional District as Republican Andrew Roraback conceded late Tuesday night after Democratic votes from the cities provided the margin of victory. Esty said that super PACs had spent...
  • Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies

    Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress has won some partial relief for lawmakers and their staffs from the "Obamacare" health reforms that it passed and subjected itself to three years ago. In a ruling issued on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers and their staffs will...