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Debate on health care, law heats up
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that while he intends to dismantle the Obama administration's health care law if elected, he will retain several key provisions, including coverage for pre-existing conditions. In an interview aired …
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The Real Health Care Bill Is Passing in Silence
But the real health care bill is sailing through Congress without public knowledge or debate. It's called the Farm Bill, or the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012. Each year, the average American eats 1,996 pounds, or nearly one ton, of …
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How Brown, Warren Would Tackle Health Care
Warren's early health care memories start with her mother, putting her hand on Elizabeth's hot forehead. “Then she'd always look up and recite the doctor bill, how much was outstanding. And then she'd make the calculation, how sick was I and whether or …
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Dems embrace Obama health law
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats at the podium of the party's national convention are fully — and finally — embracing President Obama's signature healthcare law, and liberal lawmakers are applauding the move. On Tuesday's opening night, speaker after …
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Gazette opinion: Dose of reality delivered in health-care debate
… to design and implement strategies for health improvement. – Pay for quality of care, rather than quantity of care. To learn more, go to the link with this Gazette opinion at billingsgazette.com for more information from “Best Care at Lower Cost …
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Romney fleshes out health care plan, Obama hits Republicans on Medicare
While Romney's changes to Medicare would affect future retirees, the study also said that Romney's plan to get rid of Obama's health care reform law could raise health care costs in retirement by $ 11,000 for the average person who is 65 years old today …
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Romney campaign touts Mass. health care law in response to pro-Obama ad
(CNN) – A spokeswoman for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign heralded the health care law Romney passed in Massachusetts, using the law to respond Wednesday to a super PAC ad that appears to blame the presumptive GOP nominee for the loss of …
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Health care plan of the future: State adopts 'essential benefits'
SACRAMENTO — Californians now have a clearer picture of what health insurance will look like when major provisions of the federal health care law debut in 2014. Acupuncture to treat pain and nausea will be covered, for example, as will tobacco …
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US Census: Millions could tap Obama's health care law
In all, nearly 3.4 million Floridians would be eligible for some type of health care subsidy or Medicaid coverage under the federal health law, the data show. A family of four with a household income of up to $ 30,793 would become Medicaid-eligible …
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Retiring Virginia Sen. Webb: Healthcare bill 'great regret'
Jim Webb, D-Va., said Monday charged that President Obama's handling of the sweeping healthcare overhaul unnecessarily caused a great deal of fear in the country. The Virginia Democrat, in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," told …
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Health law benefits some Massachusetts hospitals, penalizes others
The cost-control law also targets three Harvard-affiliated hospital systems — Partners HealthCare, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — to pay a one-time $ 60 million tax to fund health programs. Legislators rewarded …
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Artur Davis says the health care law requires people to buy insurance "whether
Here at PolitiFact, we've fact-checked the health care law many times. Davis' comments struck us immediately as a misrepresentation. The health care law does include a mandate for Americans to have insurance. But it's not a mandate that applies whether …
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FACT CHECK: Convention speakers stray from reality
The few specifics Romney offers include repealing Obama's health care law, cutting federal payrolls, weaning Amtrak from subsidies, cutting foreign aid and curbing the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled. But it'll take a lot more …
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FACT CHECK: Convention speakers stray from reality
The few specifics Romney offers include repealing Obama's health care law, cutting federal payrolls, weaning Amtrak from subsidies, cutting foreign aid and curbing the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled. But it'll take a lot more …
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Washington View: Federal health care law a string of broken promises
President Barack Obama's national health care law was passed with lofty promises but no details. Few lawmakers read the 2,000-plus page bill before voting on it, but supporters promised it would expand access to health care, cut health care costs and …
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A Real Health Care Debate
Many activities are covered by different billing codes, and the compensation for each of those codes is so low that the only way to make seeing Medicare patients profitable is to bill for all those separate codes. In my last year of practice, I was on …
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Healthcare Minor Player on RNC's First Night
"Their party rammed through a healthcare bill that takes over one-sixth of our economy," said Davis, who voted against the bill when he was in Congress. In other healthcare-related remarks, Ohio governor John Kasich said he helped balance his state's …
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House committee seeks IRS documents on healthcare law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican chairman of a House of Representatives investigatory panel sought documents on Wednesday from the Internal Revenue Service in a battle with the White House over the Democrats' controversial healthcare law.
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Healthcare Business News Most employers to continue offering healthcare plans
The overwhelming majority of employers say they will continue to offer health care plans after core provisions of the health care reform law take effect in 2014, but most say they will need to make plan changes later to avoid a new excise tax on the …
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Medicare project linked to health law takes next step
The four-year project will be administered by the Medicare agency's Innovation Center, a creation of the 2010 healthcare law that seeks to reduce costs and improve healthcare delivery. The center's latest effort aims to foster well coordinated primary …
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Poll: Support for health care law grows in California
Poll: Support for health care law grows in California. A majority of California voters support the national health care overhaul, with the proportion of voters strongly favoring the legislation growing over the previous year, according to a new Field Poll.
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Insurance Rebates Seen as Selling Point for Health Law
“I've been trying to explain that to people — that very few people would be getting a check,” said Timothy S. Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University who is an expert on the health care law. Still, he and others say the rebate provision …
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Issa probes talks between White House, IRS on healthcare law
Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) questioned Wednesday whether the White House pushed the IRS to implement President Obama's healthcare law in a way Issa believes is illegal. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, believes the …
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Calif. bill would lower cost of chemotherapy pills
Health providers, including Kaiser Permanente, have warned that the bill could lead to an increase health care prices and premiums. The California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups said the private sector has to bear the costs of mandated …
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Medicare project linked to health law takes next step
The four-year project will be administered by the Medicare agency's Innovation Center, a creation of the 2010 healthcare law that seeks to reduce costs and improve healthcare delivery. The center's latest effort aims to foster well coordinated primary …
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Massachusetts healthcare law may hurt hospital ratings-Moody's
Aug 6 (Reuters) – Moody's Investors Service said Massachusetts legislation aimed at curbing healthcare costs, to be signed into law on Monday, may put a strain on hospitals' credit ratings because it will hamper their revenue growth. Lawmakers passed …
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Insurance Rebates Seen as Selling Point for Health Law
“I've been trying to explain that to people — that very few people would be getting a check,” said Timothy S. Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University who is an expert on the health care law. Still, he and others say the rebate provision …
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Book: Obamacare law designed to unionize 21 million health care workers
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 20: Health care workers begin a drive to make 100000 calls to Congress urging law makers to pass a reform bill to make health care coverage more affordable for the American public on October 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, …
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