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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • How Medicaid battle derailed Florida's legislative session

    How Medicaid battle derailed Florida's legislative session
    The Florida Legislature has left Tallahassee because, despite a Republican governor and overwhelming Republican majorities in both houses, they can't seem to agree on a budget. The legislature actually only has one job as far as the state constitution...
  • Q&A: Why have rural hospitals been closing?

    There are more than 4,700 hospitals in the U.S, spread about evenly between urban and rural areas. But that number has been dwindling. More than 100 hospitals have closed since 2010, and the pace has quickened in the past couple of years. Hospitals are...
  • Bobby Jindal: Obama wrong to hold Florida's funding hostage

    Bobby Jindal: Obama wrong to hold Florida's funding hostage
    "If you like your plan, you can keep it." There's a reason this so-called promise from President Obama was called the "Lie of the Year" by Politifact in 2013. At least 2.6 million people received cancellation notices because their health-insurance plans...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

     House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

    Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who...
  • Democrats targeting state reps over walk-out

    Democrats targeting state reps over walk-out
    Florida Democrats are targeting Republican state representatives in swing districts -- including several Central Florida lawmakers -- with robocalls and mailers telling voters that their representatives "walked away" from their jobs to avoid voting on...
  • Last day for Affordable Care Act enrollment for 2015

    Last day for Affordable Care Act enrollment for 2015
    The special enrollment period to obtain health insurance through Virginia's federally facilitated Affordable Care Act marketplace, http://www.healthcare.gov, ends at midnight on Thursday. "There has been steady interest in this option. We have...
  • States find savings through Medicaid expansion

    WASHINGTON Medicaid expansion has given a budget boost to participating states, mostly by allowing them to use federal money instead of state dollars to care for pregnant women, inmates, and people with mental illness, disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and breast...
  • Gov. Scott: Take up budget without LIP, Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Scott: Take up budget without LIP, Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott weighed in on the essentially dead legislative session Thursday, saying he will set up a commission to look at taxpayer support for hospitals, as well as how to reduce health care costs and increase access. He...
  • GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition

    Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama over his signature health care law and his vow to boost spending on domestic programs like...
  • Indiana lawmakers OK needle exchange programs

    Lawmakers looking to prevent a repeat of an HIV outbreak that has rocked a southern Indiana county sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence a measure Wednesday that would allow communities to implement needle-exchange programs if they can prove they're in the...