Just weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama summoned about 20 senior administration officials to the White House’s Roosevelt Room for an hour-long meeting on the implementation of his health-care law.
Obama began by reminding his staff that the Affordable Care Act would be one of his major legacies and its execution among the highest priorities of his second term, according to a Democrat familiar with the gathering.
The session, which [...]
Next year is the year President Barack Obama’s signature health care law goes into high gear, covering millions of uninsured Americans by a mix of private plans and government programs infused with tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer money.
You’d think there’d be a chapter in the new 2014 budget that lays it all out. Wrong.
Well, maybe a table? Wrong again.
A box? Nope.
It turns out that the costs of the [...]
Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.
The government’s draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions.
Seven months before the Oct. 1 start of enrollment season for millions of uninsured Americans, the idea that getting health insurance could be as easy as shopping online at Amazon [...]
Stocks of hospital companies like Hospital Corp. of America and Quest Diagnostics had steep jump after ‘Obamacare’ announcement
But stocks were down as they awaited decision
Stocks of hospital companies rose sharply and insurance companies fell Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance.
The stock of Hospital Corp. of America, the largest private hospital chain in the United States, rose 8.5 per cent. Quest Diagnostics [...]
June 18, 2012
The recently retired head of health insurer Aetna Inc criticized the component at the heart of the U.S. healthcare overhaul law, known as the individual mandate, and predicted it would not be upheld.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule before the end of the month on the law, championed by U.S. President Barack Obama and designed to expand coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans.
At the [...]
By Liz Goodwin | The Lookout
It seems like President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform law has been fodder for Republican swipes and grievances for ages. And it sort of has. Today marks the two-year anniversary of the House narrowly squeezing through health care reform, which the Supreme Court will begin reviewing next week before deciding on its legality sometime this summer.
The law was quickly challenged by states’ attorneys general, [...]
A recently released Gallup survey shows more American adults didn’t have health insurance coverage in 2011 than in any other year since Gallup and Healthways began to track this information in 2008.
Researchers asked 1,000 American adults about their health care coverage on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. The overall findings were troubling.
The monthly percentage of uninsured adults rose to 17.7 percent in December 2011, which equaled the month of [...]
By James Vicini
WASHINGTON | Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:14pm EST
(Reuters) – The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, with an election-year ruling due by July on the U.S. healthcare system’s biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years.
A Supreme Court spokeswoman said oral arguments would take place in March. There will be a total of 5-1/2 hours of argument. The court would be expected to rule [...]
WASHINGTON — Uninsured Americans — including those with incomes well above the poverty line — leave hospitals with unpaid tabs of up to $49 billion a year, according to a government study released today.
On average, uninsured families can pay only about 12% of their hospital bills in full. Families with incomes above 400% of the poverty level, or about $88,000 a year for a [...]