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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • Exclusive: 'Workplace wellness' fails bottom line, waistlines - RAND

    Exclusive: 'Workplace wellness' fails bottom line, waistlines - RAND
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-awaited report on workplace wellness programs, which has still not been publicly released, delivers a blow to the increasingly popular efforts, Reuters has learned, casting doubt on a pillar of the Affordable Care Act and a...
  • Foster headed back to Congress

    Foster headed back to Congress
    Veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert conceded defeat tonight to former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster in a west and southwest suburban congressional contest. “It has been a long and hard-fought race, but tonight the voters have spoken. I have called...
  • Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare

    Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama's new federal system. The move is aimed at saving the city money and comes as...
  • Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease

    Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cost of treating heart disease has become a key factor in decisions by U.S. cardiologists grappling with the nation's No. 1 killer. Record prices for drugs and devices, reduced reimbursement by insurance plans and the...
  • Court rejects Hobby Lobby's challenge to contraceptive mandate

    Court rejects Hobby Lobby's challenge to contraceptive mandate
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday denied a legal challenge to President Barack Obama's signature health reforms, ruling that the owners of a $3 billion arts and crafts chain must provide emergency contraceptives in their group health...
  • Religious groups mull Obama's latest birth-control compromise

    Religious groups mull Obama's latest birth-control compromise
    Wheaton College and Roman Catholic dioceses across Illinois, which sued the Obama administration to avoid paying for birth control, might not have to pay after all, under a health care compromise offered by the Obama administration. Seeking to appease...
  • How will health reform affect dental coverage?

    How will health reform affect dental coverage?
    Much of the attention over what changes federal health reform will bring has focused on doctor visits and hospital stays. But what about dental care? Tequila Terry, director of plan and partner management for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange,...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan warns governors on Obama health care plan

    Rep. Paul Ryan warns governors on Obama health care plan
    The chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee said Monday he has been warning governors not to count on high federal reimbursement rates for expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income families under President Barack Obama’s health-care reform. U....
  • Hipsters, Paul Bunyan make feel-good pitch in Obamacare ads

    Hipsters, Paul Bunyan make feel-good pitch in Obamacare ads
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New commercials to promote Obamacare's state health exchanges strive for an upbeat, and at times humorous, tone to sell healthcare reform to a skeptical and largely unaware audience. Guitar-strumming hipsters encourage...
  • Young people looking for health insurance have new options

    Young people looking for health insurance have new options
    After leaving college at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh last year to move to Los Angeles, 23-year-old Odin Gray debated for several months whether to buy a health insurance policy. An avid bicyclist, he finally decided in December that it was time to...