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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...
  • Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable

    Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable
    Maryland regulators have released the details of the rates they have approved for the nine companies that want to sell policies on the state's new health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act, and the average rates for individuals buying...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...