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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • If not unions, then what?

    If not unions, then what?
    You wouldn't know it from our nation's debate over Obamacare, but the U.S. has had government-supported health care for nearly 80 years. Not only that, but our nation bolsters a retirement level well beyond the thin safety net provided by Social Security,...
  • Solving the state's health disparities

    Solving the state's health disparities
    Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets. These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...
  • 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...
  • GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party

    GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party
    In the Republican Party's developing effort to put on a new face after November's presidential defeat, the latest gesture is trotting out freshman Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union...
  • Goldberg: A message to Obama, served cold

    Goldberg: A message to Obama, served cold
    In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news. Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single...
  • A message to Obama, served cold

    A message to Obama, served cold
    In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news. Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single...
  • 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...