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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • 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...
  • Obama won't negotiate on debt limit, Treasury Secretary Lew says

    Obama won't negotiate on debt limit, Treasury Secretary Lew says
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not bargain with lawmakers about attaching conditions to an increase in the debt limit, saying Congress has the responsibility to ensure that the nation's bills are paid and the government doesn't default, Treasury...
  • Whole Foods' John Mackey: Business is 'fundamentally heroic'

    Whole Foods' John Mackey: Business is 'fundamentally heroic'
    Business, says Whole Foods co-Chief Executive John Mackey, has “a horrible reputation.” But instead of being “selfish and greedy and exploitative,” as it’s often portrayed, business is actually “the greatest force for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Darden missteps, 'Obamacare' flap dent Olive Garden owner's profit

    Darden missteps, 'Obamacare' flap dent Olive Garden owner's profit
    Darden Restaurants Inc.’s second quarter was far from appetizing, as the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster watched its net income plunge 37%. The Orlando, Fla., restaurant company saw the sour numbers coming. Earlier in December, citing a...
  • 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....
  • For the record

    Healthcare documentaries: In the Sept. 29 Calendar section, an article about three documentaries dealing with healthcare reform said that one of them, "Doctored," opens Thursday and another, "The Waiting Room," opens Friday. Both opened last week.
  • 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,...
  • 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,...