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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • Impeaching President Obama: A dream come true, for Democrats

    Somehow, it seems appropriate that a freshman Republican congressman who raises reindeer to pull Santa’s sleigh in holiday parades is suggesting that impeaching President Obama would be “a dream come true.” Yes, it would be. It...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Can Obama write his own laws?

    Can Obama write his own laws?
    — As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws. Traditionally...
  • 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...
  • Delay in ACA's employer mandate nothing to celebrate

    The glee with which Republicans greeted the delay in the employer coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is heartless. Although it is politically motivated, such reveling will prove to be a political obstacle to Republican election chances in 2014....
  • Sen. Boxer promotes health care reform during visit to Los Angeles

    Sen. Boxer promotes health care reform during visit to Los Angeles
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) attacked Republicans on Thursday for their repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare, saying threats to shut down the government or limit the debt ceiling are irresponsible and ineffective. “The big problem we have are...
  • Congressman Bobby Scott offers details of changes under Obamacare

    Congressman Bobby Scott offers details of changes under Obamacare
    A diverse standing-room only crowd packed Norfolk City Council chambers for an information session on the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, known as Obamacare, on Monday night. In his third presentation in a week, U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby"...
  • Obamacare defunded or delayed

    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, told a reporter last month that threatening to shut down the federal government unless Congress agrees to defund Obamacare was "the dumbest idea I've ever heard." He was absolutely right. It wasn't...
  • Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study

    Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - If uninsured young Americans shun the new health plans offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, it will be because the insurance costs too much and not because they don't expect to need much medical care,...
  • Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far

    Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far
    WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth. Seven months since its...