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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • What will Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling mean for Illinois?

    What will Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling mean for Illinois?
    At stake in a U.S. Supreme Court decision expected this month are federal subsidies that help more than 200,000 Illinoisans pay for health insurance. If the court eliminates the subsidies, upholding the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act,...
  • Health secretary to Congress: Problem is yours, states' if subsidies end

    Health secretary to Congress: Problem is yours, states' if subsidies end
    Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law, his health secretary told lawmakers Wednesday. Sylvia Burwell also said the...
  • Worthy bills, programs fell victim to deadlock: Editorial

    Worthy bills, programs fell victim to deadlock: Editorial
    American poet John Greenleaf Whittier memorably wrote, "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'" A lot of good that might have been accomplished by the Florida Legislature this year fell victim to decisions made...
  • Assurant files notice of leaving Montana insurance market

    Assurant Health plans to notify its 7,283 Montana customers that it will stop selling and renewing policies as the Wisconsin-based company looks to get out of the national health insurance market. Assurant's coverage in Montana is mostly through...
  • Real solutions for Florida

    Real solutions for Florida
    Last week, the Florida House rejected the Senate's FHIX Medicaid expansion bill. It changed tremendously over the past two months. As it evolved, the state cost increased, the coverage dropped and there was still no chance that the federal government...
  • Obama cites Palmer Township woman's experience in health care speech

    — By the time the federal Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, Debra Lea Oren's joints had deteriorated so much she was in a wheelchair, working through a treatment plan that would require replacing both of her knees. Oren, of Palmer Township, had...
  • Amid state's health-care fight, potential new crisis looms

     Amid state's health-care fight, potential new crisis looms
    TALLAHASSEE — About 1.3 million Floridians could lose federal subsidies for their Obamacare health plans if the U.S. Supreme Court deems them unconstitutional in a ruling that could come as early as this month. But the Florida Legislature, which...
  • Hospitals price-gouge, so blame Congress

    Hospitals price-gouge, so blame Congress
    U.S. hospitals are price-gouging the people who can least afford it, according to a new paper. But don't blame them. Blame Congress. The paper, written by Ge Bai at Washington and Lee University and Gerard Anderson at Johns Hopkins and published...
  • A Republican plan to replace Obamacare

    A Republican plan to replace Obamacare
    Great news, everybody. After years of trying to conjure an Obamacare alternative through the art of rhythmic complaining, Republican lawmakers have finally come up with an idea. More on that in a minute. First, let me detail why this is such an...
  • More Hospital Groups Critique State Budget, Warn Of Consequences

    The state's hospital association and a second major hospital group on Wednesday joined Hartford HealthCare in warning that the new state budget, if left unchanged, will hurt health care in Connecticut. It's a bleak forecast: fewer hospital workers,...
  • As demand grows, states consider better pay, benefits for home care workers

    WASHINGTON People working in one of the fastest-growing professions in America aren't well-paid. Many of them don't get health or retirement benefits. And federal minimum wage and overtime protections still don't apply to them. Despite the low wages...