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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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  • Koch brothers group attacks Gardiner, Senate over Medicaid expansion

    Koch brothers group attacks Gardiner, Senate over Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – Americans for Prosperity, the free-market advocacy group financed by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, is going on the attack. The group sent mail ads Monday to the districts of Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-...
  • Palm Beach County makes Top 10 in health rankings

    Palm Beach County makes Top 10 in health rankings
    Lookin' fit and fine, Palm Beach County. You're in the Top 10. The 2015 annual County Health Rankings, released March 25, scored Palm Beach County 10th among Florida's 67 counties on factors that predict how healthy a community will be in the future....
  • High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

    High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up
    Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Now, there's a new problem: Even insurers think it's unaffordable. Life insurance firms...
  • Halfway through session, lawmakers resolve next to nothing

    Halfway through session, lawmakers resolve next to nothing
    TALLAHASSEE — Nearly halfway through Florida's legislative session, consensus remains elusive on nearly every major issue: health care, conservation, school testing, the budget and tax cuts. The only substantive bill that has been passed so far...
  • Pa. bill would let nurse practitioners work without doctors

    Pa. bill would let nurse practitioners work without doctors
    Allen Smith, a nurse practitioner, needed more than medical training and entrepreneurial spirit to open a primary care practice in Bethlehem. He had to find a doctor to sponsor him. That was easier said than done. Many doctors, it turned out, were...
  • Blue Shield of California is under new pressure to lower rates

    Blue Shield of California is under new pressure to lower rates
    With billions of dollars in reserve, nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California is facing new pressure to offer better prices for its policies. Despite its nonprofit status, the health insurance giant is usually on par or priced slightly above its for-...
  • Affordable Care Act: By the numbers

    Affordable Care Act: By the numbers
    Monday marks five years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, was signed into law. The legislation has provided low-cost medical coverage to almost 385,000 Virginians, and 11.7...
  • Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch

    Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch
    A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled...
  • Speak Out

    With the recent passing of Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso, legends in baseball, it would be most appropriate to have a U.S. postage stamp bearing their likeness. In the annals of history, I'm not sure if there were any former baseball players gracing a...
  • Hold onto the silverware — lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee

    Hold onto the silverware —  lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee
    Legally, Florida lawmakers must accomplish just one task during the annual two-month legislative session, which begins Tuesday in Tallahassee. They must pass a state budget. But given the pent-up issues facing Florida after last year's do-little,...
  • The siren call of ... Florida, home of sinkholes and hurricanes?

    The siren call of ... Florida, home of sinkholes and hurricanes?
    Déjà vu, anyone? Rick Scott, the governor of Florida, is coming this way next month to try to lure California businesses to the place that calls itself the Sunshine State. Last time this happened, it was another big-talking governor named Rick -- Rick...