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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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  • Reality check: There's no easy way to put a lid on healthcare costs

     Reality check: There's no easy way to put a lid on healthcare costs
    Critics of the 2010 Affordable Care Act complain that it doesn't do much to control the healthcare costs that are becoming unsustainable for families and businesses. In fact, the law does many small things; the latest is the grant program announced last...
  • Mega medical group primes for more growth

    Mega medical group primes for more growth
    Born as Pediatrix in 1979, Sunrise-based Mednax is now a mature 35. And the medical group has been prolific. Now a mega-specialty physicians network, Mednax continues to expand nationally, making eight acquisitions just this year. It has 45...
  • Yes on 45 campaign hypes millions spent by opponents

    Yes on 45 campaign hypes millions spent by opponents
    Do voters really care who's paying for the campaign ads that are filling their mailboxes and the airwaves? Plenty of big donors certainly think so. Otherwise, why would they be pouring so much money into "social welfare" nonprofits that can run ads...
  • Blacks must get to the polls to make their voices heard

    Blacks must get to the polls to make their voices heard
    I turned 18 in the spring of my senior year. I registered to vote at my high school because someone decided to make access to the franchise easy for us freshly minted adults. My mother made it clear that everyone in her house who was eligible would...
  • Road-tested and reliable

    One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....
  • A dose of good news on CountyCare

     A dose of good news on CountyCare
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently visited the Tribune Editorial Board and delivered a dose of unexpected good news about the county's health care system: The fledgling Medicaid expansion known as CountyCare is looking healthier than it...
  • Sam's Club to launch health insurance exchange

    Sam's Club to launch health insurance exchange
    Sam's Club announced Wednesday that it is opening a private health insurance exchange, catering to the small-business owners that make up its core customers. The exchange is the latest effort by a major retailer to offer a service to push beyond the...
  • 90,000 Pennsylvania women may lose free Medicaid family planning coverage

    HARRISBURG — Some 90,000 Pennsylvania women are at risk of losing access to the free family planning and women's health-care coverage they now receive through a special Medicaid program. But they may be able to gain the coverage right back by...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Proposed Obamacare fix would only make things worse

    For the most part, the political debate over President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul has become a duel between vague slogans: Republicans say they want to "replace" the Affordable Care Act but generally don't say with what. Democrats say they want...
  • Yes on Proposition 45 ads are going to the airwaves

    With just over a week until election day, backers of Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation initiative, are putting their ads on television. Though corporate opponents have used a $55-million campaign war chest to flood the airwaves,...
  • More health insurance changes on the way

    Employers are increasingly pushing enrollment in high-deductible, low-premium health insurance plans, according to benefits experts, which means it might be time to break out the calculator and reconsider current policies. Employees in Chicago and...