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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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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...
  • Health insurers spending millions to beat pro-consumer ballot measures

    Health insurers spending millions to beat pro-consumer ballot measures
    The latest campaign spending figures on California's two big healthcare ballot initiatives are just in, courtesy of the watchdog group MapLight, and they're mind-boggling. If you're curious about one significant driver of healthcare costs, here it is:...
  • Rauner, Quinn clash on Obamacare expansion ahead of president's Chicago visit

    Rauner, Quinn clash on Obamacare expansion ahead of president's Chicago visit
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner acknowledged Wednesday he would have vetoed legislation expanding government-subsidized Medicaid to low-income people under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, but does not support a...
  • Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors

     Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors
    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government. The data...
  • At W&M, Deeds talks mental health policy, and Medicaid

    Medicaid expansion isn't likely in Virginia anytime soon -- and for Virginians who may be struggling with mental illness, that's a big loss, says state Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Warm Springs. He dropped by the Peninsula the other day to participate in the...
  • Simple moves can help cut your health care costs: Part 1 of 2 parts

    No matter how you get insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than you used to. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
  • Quinn embraces Obamacare ahead of president's fundraising visit

    Quinn embraces Obamacare ahead of president's fundraising visit
    Gov. Pat Quinn wasn’t especially visible when Illinois residents were signing up for Affordable Care Act coverage last year, but on Tuesday he called getting people health coverage the “mission of a lifetime.” Three things have...
  • No on Proposition 45

    No on Proposition 45
    Angered by rapidly rising premiums for automobile insurance, voters approved Proposition 103 in 1988 to give the state insurance commissioner the power to veto unreasonable rate hikes for auto policies. Now, after years of premium hikes in health...
  • Drug, medical device companies paid billions to U.S. physicians, hospitals in 2013: data

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers in the last five months of 2013, according to the most extensive data trove on such payments ever made public. The...
  • Options on Obamacare insurance plans

    To the editor: Not all Obamacare networks are limited. ("Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015," Sept. 28) You mentioned that the top three carriers that dominated the first year of enrollment through the Affordable Care Act — Anthem...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...