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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • In Obamacare rate debate, price gets political

    NEW YORK — With the Oct. 1 date for enrollment in the health insurance exchanges being created by Obamacare less than two months away, a war of numbers has been escalating. Health insurance will cost way less. Or it will cost way more. It...
  • 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...
  • Don't let the lobbyists drive the debate over heath care reform

    Don't let the lobbyists drive the debate over heath care reform
    In the wake of a ridiculous and predictably futile 40th attempt by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare, I have become quite tired of all the misunderstanding and misrepresentation of attempts at health care reform perpetrated...
  • Here's how to get subsidy to buy health insurance

     Here's how to get subsidy to buy health insurance
    As health care reform kicks into high gear, many Americans are asking: Will I qualify for a government subsidy to buy health insurance under the new health care law, and when do the changes kick in? Eligibility depends on your income, family size and...
  • A supporter sours on Obamacare

    A supporter sours on Obamacare
    Like many other disadvantaged Baltimoreans, I need Obamacare. But I don't want it. I recall staying up late into the night watching C-SPAN a few years ago. I watched to see then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bang her gavel, ushering in an era of health...
  • Complaining about government when you're part of it rings a little hollow [Editorial]

    U.S. Rep. Andy Harris certainly is the darling of Harford County's conservative voters, who make up a large contingent of the local people who participate in the election process. There's certainly no mystery as to why he's able to draw crowds like...
  • DWP contract: City Council should seek healthier deal with IBEW union

    DWP contract: City Council should seek healthier deal with IBEW union
    Supporters of a proposed contract for unionized workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power argue that it's a good deal for the city. Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller estimates that the proposal would generate real (i.e., inflation-...
  • A growing disaffection with Obamacare

    As a supporter of universal health care who has spoken with many Marylanders on the issue, I can tell you that Justin Cuffley's recent commentary is representative of a growing disaffection with a health care system that puts profits ahead of people ("A...