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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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  • The problem with Obama's plan to pay doctors based on performance

    WASHINGTON Until recently, the U.S. government and insurance companies paid doctors for volume of services provided, rewarding them for needless treatments. Economists and policymakers have long called for flipping those incentives so physicians are...
  • Florida budget snarled as governor challenges 'Obamacare'

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime opponent of "Obamacare," made a startling announcement shortly after his mother's death, going on TV two years ago to explain that he had dropped his objections to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The...
  • Scott to hospitals: Share your profits

    Scott to hospitals: Share your profits
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott wants hospitals in Florida to share what he called “record-high profits” to make up for the loss of billions in federal funds to treat the poor. He sent a letter Friday to hospital executives and the...
  • Report: Ky. hospitals lose money under federal health law

    Kentucky's decision to expand Medicaid meant an extra 400,000 people could have health insurance. But a new report says it also meant up to 7,700 hospital jobs would disappear. The Kentucky Hospital Association said the state's hospitals have cut their...
  • Gov. Wolf opens door to running insurance marketplace

    Gov. Wolf opens door to running insurance marketplace
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration advanced plans Friday to maintain federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could wipe out the aid to insurance buyers in some states....
  • A real Obamacare concern: Are insurers lying about their doctor networks?

    A real Obamacare concern: Are insurers lying about their doctor networks?
    One of the most controversial and least understood aspects of coverage under the Affordable Care Act is the network concept. More precisely, the narrow-network concept, since the whole goal of health insurers that steer patients to networks of preferred...
  • Dental care advocates wary of Illinois' cuts to low-cost services

    Dental care advocates wary of Illinois' cuts to low-cost services
    For social service providers who have witnessed the state's frequent flip-flops on funding dental benefits for low-income adults, the prospect of the program getting axed again is a bad case of history repeating itself. Just three years ago, Illinois'...
  • Will Florida Senate still be "adults" in special session?

    Will Florida Senate still be "adults" in special session?
    With just 54 days before the start of a Florida government shutdown, there is both reason to cheer and for concern. Such is the price, at least at the moment, for living in paradise. The good news is House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President...
  • House doesn't want to win, it just wants to fight

    House doesn't want to win, it just wants to fight
    Florida's Legislature blew itself to smithereens a week ago in acrimony so fierce that a gaggle of elected Republicans left Tallahassee without even being able to agree on tax cuts. That's like normal folks being unable to agree to breathe. Everybody is...
  • Can a Huckabee change its spots?

    Pastor Mike Huckabee knows his Scripture. So no doubt he's familiar with Jeremiah 13:23: "Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil." Huckabee should think of that as he tries to...
  • Neighborhood Health Centers to expand

    Neighborhood Health Centers to expand
    Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley has been awarded a $692,000 federal grant to open a medical office in south Bethlehem. "These are exciting times," said Melissa Craig, executive director of the centers. "This is allowing us to take one...