Healthcare Law Still Faces Obstacles

After surviving the Supreme Court, the legislation must now weather the November election. Even if Democrats prevail, it's likely to be a target in a renewed battle over federal spending. WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law emerged from its bruising two-year legal ordeal largely intact, with its primary goal of guaranteeing all Americans health security still standing.

  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • US medicine spending shows rare dip
    Total U.S. spending on prescription medicines declined last year, a first in more than half a century. The dip was 1 percent, to $325.8 billion — a 3.5 percent drop after accounting for population growth and economic expansion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. More
  • Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use
    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
  • Where the Budget Cut Pain Is Really Being Felt
    "It's in areas like health care, education and job training," Packer said. "Programs are closing or are being cut, layoffs are happening. It's not just waiting in line a bit longer at the airport." More
  • Governments may push workers to health exchange
    In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law but could cost the federal government millions of dollars, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. More
  • Fighting with fates
    Similarly, the electric power supply line is given to her by her mother-in-law with no gas supply even though it is available in the settlement. Married at 17, she lost her first child due to lack of healthcare facility in her area. Her daughters don’t ...
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  • Tenant groups say they have enough signatures for Costa Hawkins repeal measure
    In Los Angeles, the law prevents the city from applying rent control to buildings ... Activists, with the support of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, launched the repeal initiative in October. Since then, they say they’ve gathered over 565,000 signatures.
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  • Humana, TPG, Welsh Carson to buy Curo Health for $1.4 bln
    The Healthcare Reform Law, including The Patient Protection and Affordable Care ... highly competitive and subjects it to regulations in addition to those the company faces with its core health benefits businesses. • Changes in the prescription drug ...
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  • Hospitals cry foul and sue Anthem over new policies
    Typically, state courts hear arguments pertaining to relatively minor contract disputes, such as coverage of one particular drug, for example, said David Honig, an attorney with the healthcare law firm Hall ... of the cases Anthem faces in each state ...
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  • Incumbent Ron Hood faces two challenges in GOP primary in 78th District House race
    Hood, of Ashville, faces Amanda-Clearcreek school board member Austin Reid ... He said companies need highly skilled people and the union adds accountability. This law doesn’t mean wages or the cost of business will go down. The unions produce higher ...
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    Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2018 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.
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  • Trumpcare Facts provides factual unbiased information about Trumpcare, the healthcare reform being proposed by President Donald J. Trump's administration.
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    PHCD Partners with San Mateo Union High School and Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing to Launch Teen Mental Health Program
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  • Forbes
    UnitedHealth earnings jumped 31% to $2.8 billion in the first quarter thanks to solid performance across insurance and its Optum health services lines of business.
    04/18/2018 - 1:59 pm | View Website
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
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