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WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers and businesses will receive an estimated $1.3 billion in rebates from insurance companies this year, according to a new study quantifying a key early benefit of the healthcare law that President Obama signed in 2010.

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  • Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’
    A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • 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
  • Senate Approves Former Obama Officials to Lead Health, Human Services
    Phil Murphy’s choices to lead the state’s top health-related ... Elnahal, who was one of a half dozen members of Murphy’s core healthcare transition team, will oversee the DOH, which has a $2.8 billion budget and 5,700 employees.
    03/8/2018 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare: Obama's historic achievements earn him third time as No. 1
    Obama's achievements once again have earned him the top spot on Modern Healthcare's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare ... People no longer can be denied insurance because of pre-existing medical conditions, and insurers no longer ...
    08/20/2016 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Obamacare stand-off will paralyze US: Country faces prospect of first shutdown in 17 years in bitter fight over president's health reforms
    America faces its first government shutdown in 17 years beginning at midnight tonight as Republicans and Democrats fight bitterly over Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms ... cost the US more than $1 billion and seriously dented the popularity of the ...
    09/30/2013 - 4:48 am | View Link
  • Obama win clears health law hurdle, challenges remain
    Republican challenger Mitt Romney had vowed to repeal the law if elected, calling it a costly government expansion, despite the fact that the reforms are based on healthcare legislation ... citizens 55 years and older, a lead of more than 10 points over ...
    11/6/2012 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • Indian IT to benefit from Barack Obama's healthcare victory
    BANGALORE: Indian information technology and back-office companies can look forward to deals worth up to $22 billion ... reaching reforms in the American healthcare sector. Some 30 million uninsured Americans are expected to buy healthcare insurance ...
    07/3/2012 - 8:04 am | View Link
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  • 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.
    05/18/2018 - 5:55 pm | View Website
  • Health care reforms proposed during the Obama ...
    There were a number of different health care reforms proposed during the Obama administration.Key reforms address cost and coverage and include obesity, prevention and treatment of chronic conditions, defensive medicine or tort reform, incentives that reward more care instead of better care, redundant payment systems, tax policy, rationing, a ...
    05/18/2018 - 5:48 pm | View Website
  • What is ObamaCare | What is the Affordable Care Act?
    ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act) is a US healthcare reform law that expands and improves access to care and curbs spending through regulations and taxes.
    05/17/2018 - 12:42 pm | View Website
  • Trumpcare vs Obamacare: How Does Trumpcare (BCRA) Compare?
    Trumpcare vs Obamacare: What impact will Americans seeking affordable healthcare in 2017 and beyond feel from Trumpcare. Includes updates for BCRA & AHCA.
    05/17/2018 - 12:06 pm | View Website
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    The leader in healthcare business news, research & data
    05/17/2018 - 12:46 am | View Website
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