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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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Top Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Articles

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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Virginia health care safety net breaking, leaders say

    Virginia health care safety net breaking, leaders say
    RICHMOND — Virginia's health care safety net is groaning under increased demand, and a simple cash infusion won't solve the problem for free clinics and community hospitals around the state, industry leaders told legislators Thursday. More cash...
  • David Moylan: Curing America's ills begins with replacing Obamacare

    Washington, D.C., is suffering from a severe sickness that needs to be cured for America to move forward toward prosperity. The economy is stagnant, the federal government is bloated, health care has been ripped out of the hands of physicians and placed...
  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment

    (Reuters) - U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. In interviews with Reuters, half a dozen privately held and non-profit health...
  • Healthcare overhaul ramps up business at WellPoint

    WellPoint Inc. raised its 2014 earnings forecast again and trumped third-quarter expectations as the overhaul of the healthcare system adds millions of people to the nation's health insurance rolls, and at a lower cost than was expected at the nation's...
  • Beyond the 'private option' for Medicaid expansion

    WASHINGTON Less than a year after low-income Arkansans started receiving health coverage under the Affordable Care Act's controversial Medicaid expansion, the state is declaring its so-called "private option" experiment a success. Hospitals saw fewer...
  • Aetna Reports Strong Third Quarter Earnings

    Aetna Reports Strong Third Quarter Earnings
    Aetna on Tuesday morning reported strong third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations. Net income was $594.5 million for the quarter, or $1.67 per share, compared with $518.6 million, or $1.38 per share, during the same period in 2013....
  • This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.

    A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.  The idea of their...
  • A dose of good news on CountyCare

     A dose of good news on CountyCare
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently visited the Tribune Editorial Board and delivered a dose of unexpected good news about the county's health care system: The fledgling Medicaid expansion known as CountyCare is looking healthier than it...
  • Small business health exchange launches in Illinois

     Small business health exchange launches in Illinois
    The Affordable Care Act's online health insurance marketplaces for small businesses launched Monday in Illinois and four other states, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Small businesses in Illinois — as well as Delaware,...
  • Reality check: There's no easy way to put a lid on healthcare costs

     Reality check: There's no easy way to put a lid on healthcare costs
    Critics of the 2010 Affordable Care Act complain that it doesn't do much to control the healthcare costs that are becoming unsustainable for families and businesses. In fact, the law does many small things; the latest is the grant program announced last...