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As President Obama hits the road to push his new healthcare law lawmakers who voted for the bill get death threats.

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White House, lawmakers prepare for Supreme Court ruling on
The Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's health-care law is just days away, but virtually no one knows precisely when it will come or what it will say.
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Supreme Court experts predict justices will strike down healthcare
Legal insiders are convinced the Supreme Court will strike down all or part of President Obama's healthcare law, according to a new survey of former Supreme …
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Evangelicals and health care for the poor
If five Republican justices on the Supreme Court don't contrive some pretext for striking down the law, then it will greatly expand access to health care for those …
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Members of Congress investigating shortages of crucial drugs are targeting fake pharmacies allegedly set up solely to buy and resell the drugs at huge markups.

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Wash. lawmakers pass rules for insurance exchange
(March 5, 2012, by onetrue) MORE The Washington state Legislature has passed a bill setting rules for insurers preparing for the state's online insurance exchange. State insurance exchanges are a key piece of the federal health care overhaul signed …
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Health exchange measure passes, and goes to governor
John Kitzhaber's priority bills, implementing Oregon's Health Insurance Exchange, was overwhelmingly approved Monday in the Oregon Senate. Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, himself a doctor, carried House Bill 4164 to the Senate floor.
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McGuinty, Charest decry Ottawa's fiscal 'shell game' with provinces
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said Ottawa is signalling it intends to balance its own budget in part by downloading costs for various programs, including health care and prisons, to the provinces. “It's nothing but a shell game,” Mr. McGuinty said at …
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Lawmakers probe Prime Healthcare Services' billing practices
Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel), chairman of the Assembly Health Committee, pressed Sarrao about whether Prime Healthcare had a policy to refuse to accept calls from patients' regular physicians to avoid transfers. Sarrao said he was not aware of a …
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Coakley defending Obama health care law
BOSTON (WWLP) – President Obama's national health care reform bill is being challenged in the nation's highest court, and now the controversial act is getting some support from state Attorney General Martha Coakley. Coakley has filed a brief at the US …
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Transformation Bill Passes the House
The House's public galleries were filled with healthcare lobbyists to witness the two-hour debate yesterday. Sen. Alan Bates (D-Medford), one of the three legislators who negotiated the final version of Senate Bill 1580, watched as the votes were cast.
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California lawmakers take another crack at 'single-payer' health care bill
Senate Bill 810, introduced by San Francisco Democrat Sen. Mark Leno, would establish a California Healthcare Agency to run a single-payer health care system that would pool employer and employee payments. It would administer the money and negotiate …
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AG Martha Coakley defends federal health care law
Mitt Romney repeatedly for his decision to sign the 2006 law. Romney's support for the proposal has become a focus as he seeks the Republican nomination for president this year, in part because the Massachusetts health care law has been perceived as …
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The Fate of Health Care Reform — What to Expect in 2012 — NEJM
As I've discussed previously, we have a complicated health care system which is expensive and inefficient. Instead of simplifying, each state will implement or delay implementing the law based solely on their political interest. This is not productive. …
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Four Resolutions We Hope Lawmakers Will Keep This Year
Republicans have yet to debut their long-promised replacement for the Affordable Care Act; Democrats have shrunk from their controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board. Here are four resolutions that "Road to Reform" would like to see policymakers …
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Medicare recipients benefit from the Affordable Health Care Act
But I suspect that, to her surprise, she'll be upset if the Affordable Care Act he signed in 2010 goes with him. That's because, like many Medicare recipients, she's not quite sure what it entails. But even so, she's enjoying many of its stipulations. …
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Health Care, Immigration, and Voting: The Supreme Court and Judicial Power
For those of us who believe in judicial deference to elected officials, the health care and voting act cases should be resolved in favor of deferring to Congress. The individual mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act may or may not be good public …
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Proposal from Democratic state lawmakers would create Ohio's health insurance
AP COLUMBUS, Ohio — Democratic state lawmakers are pushing a proposal that requires Ohio to set up the insurance exchange laid out in President Barack Obama's health care law. Millions of uninsured Americans will be able to buy private coverage …
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Health care exchange talk continues
Andrew Cuomo's push in his state of the state address for a health insurance exchange in the state was echoed by a coalition of health care advocates today. Members of Health Care for all New York met in Albany to spell out the need for a health …
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At AP Preview, Split Views of State Health Insurance Exchange
Vito Barbieri (R-Dalton Gardens) and the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry's Alex LaBeau are presenting their views of the exchange this morning, offering a preview of the health insurance exchange debate that's likely to dominate the upcoming …
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GOP lawmakers seek more power over regulations
| AP WASHINGTON – The Republican-run House on Thursday voted to give Congress greater power to approve or reject major federal rules that the GOP calls "job killers" — regulations covering everything from health care to dangerous children's toys. …
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OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Perry talks healthcare; Sebelius blocks Plan B
has 218 cosponsors for his bill to repeal the healthcare law's Independent Payment Advisory Board. It's hardly a surprise that IPAB repeal could pass the House on its own, given that the House has already voted to repeal the entire law, but hitting 218 …
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Hinchey: 175000 New Yorkers Saving 0 Per Year on Prescription Drugs Through
Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today reported that 175000 New Yorkers who participate in the Medicare Part D program saved an average of $ 650 this year on prescription drugs as a direct result of the health care law he helped pass last year. …
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The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is shown in Silver Spring, Maryland in 2009.U.S. lawmakers likely will change the criteria for advisers reviewing new medicines next year because of complaints that the rules meant to prevent conflicts of interest make it harder to find real experts.


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