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  • Senate GOP plots plan B for ObamaCare

    The Hill - 27 Jan 2015 11:45:10 UT

    Senate Republicans are preparing a legislative plan of action in case the Supreme Court strikes a major blow against ObamaCare and rules subsidies provided to people on the federal exchange are...

  • The IHC Group’s New Short Term Medical Plans Deliver Robust Healthcare...

    PRWeb - 27 Jan 2015 08:13:04 UT

    New Connect Net STM plans are designed for consumers who want protection from the financial impact of an unexpected claim while they are waiting for a permanent ACA compliant plan to become...

  • Good Governance Isn't By Goodluck [opinion]

    Individual.com - 27 Jan 2015 07:22:46 UT

    LAST week, I watched with intense attention as President Obama presented his annual State of the Union address to the joint session of the U.S. Congress. He did so with a sense of accomplishment...

  • OVERNIGHT TECH: House turns to anti-hacker fight

    The Hill - 27 Jan 2015 00:53:03 UT

    THE LEDE: Two separate House panels are scheduled to down to work exploring ways that Congress can protect the country from hackers on Tuesday. The Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Commerce,...

  • Obamacare Will Cost 20% Less Than Initial Projections, CBO Says

    Bloomberg - 27 Jan 2015 00:13:47 UT

    The fate of President Obama's signature healthcare law may turn on a forthcoming ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, but a new report by the Congressional Budget Office finds that, if left untouched,...

  • IRS offers ObamaCare relief

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 23:02:49 UT

    The IRS said Monday that it would offer some taxpayers relief if they received too much of a subsidy for purchasing healthcare. Taxpayers who received a...

  • Obamacare cost to be 20% less than forecast, budget office says

    Los Angeles Times - 26 Jan 2015 22:40:18 UT

    President Obama's healthcare law will cost about 20% less over the next decade than originally projected, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday, in part because lower-than-expected...

  • OVERNIGHT HEALTH: HHS announces major Medicare reforms

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 22:39:33 UT

    Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Monday announced an ambitious new effort to reward quality medical care and phase out payments based solely on the volume of...

  • Obama Plans Overhaul of US Healthcare Payments

    NewsMax.com - 26 Jan 2015 21:56:23 UT

    The Obama administration will make historic changes to how the U.S. pays its annual $3 trillion health-care bill, aiming to curtail a costly habit of paying doctors and hospitals without regard to...

  • Budget office again lowers ObamaCare price tag

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 21:22:09 UT

    The total pricetag for ObamaCare’s insurance programs will be 20 percent less than expected, the government’s budget office said Monday. The law’s insurance provisions are now expected to cost $571...

  • New surgeon general's first job: Boosting ObamaCare signups

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 20:02:54 UT

    The first task for the new surgeon general will be driving up enrollment for ObamaCare – an issue that threatened to derail his confirmation a month ago. Vivek Murthy, who was appointed the U.S....

  • CBO projects deficit to fall to $468B in 2015

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 19:40:37 UT

    The fiscal 2015 budget deficit will fall slightly to $468 billion, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated in its annual report released Monday. Relative to the size of the...

  • Senate Finance to consider veterans bill

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 18:50:18 UT

    The Senate Finance Committee will consider its first piece of legislation of the new Congress on Wednesday, marking up a bipartisan measure to incentivize the hiring of veterans. The House...

  • Major Medicare reforms announced by Obama administration

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 18:44:49 UT

    Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Monday announced unprecedented changes to the Medicare program aimed at rewarding quality medical care and phasing out payments...

  • This conservative op-ed confirms the immorality of repealing Obamacare

    Los Angeles Times - 26 Jan 2015 18:34:34 UT

    Only rarely do conservative opponents of the Affordable Care Act acknowledge the real human consequences of their campaign to overturn the healthcare reform law. But an astonishing op-ed published...

  • Empty beds plague Illinois hospitals

    Modern Physician - 26 Jan 2015 17:55:24 UT

    On its busiest day in 2013, 60% of the patient beds at Roseland Community Hospital on Chicago's Far South Side sat empty. It was the worst performance of the 95 hospitals in the Chicago area, but...

  • U.S. government unveils goal to move Medicare away from fee-for-service

    Reuters - 26 Jan 2015 17:50:19 UT

    Lisa Smith (R) helps uninsured Danielle Winters (L) and her 7-month-old grandson Tyler, who is on medicare, sign up for the Affordable Care Act, or ''Obamacare'', outside the Jackson-Hinds...

  • Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Is Nothing to Brag About

    Forbes.com - 26 Jan 2015 13:07:34 UT

    At the end of last year, the Obama administration boasted that almost 10 million people had enrolled in Medicaid since Obamacare went into effect. “This is great news,” an administration official...

  • Week ahead: ObamaCare deadline nears

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 12:14:53 UT

    Federal health officials are gearing up for their final enrollment push ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline, roughly three weeks away. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell has been...

  • What will Congress get done?

    The Hill - 26 Jan 2015 11:15:43 UT

    It’s time for Congress to get down to business. With the State of the Union in the rearview mirror, and Republicans settling into power in the House and Senate, the pomp and circumstance of a new...

  • Republican alternative to Obamacare

    CBS News - 26 Jan 2015 00:14:15 UT

  • Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure 'critically important'

    Yahoo! Finance - 26 Jan 2015 00:05:48 UT

    WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was "critically important" to improve the country's infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options...

  • The Most Important Money Mistake to Avoid

    Motley Fool - 25 Jan 2015 16:16:49 UT

    By Smart people do silly things with money all the time, but some mistakes can be much worse than others. We asked three of our experts what they consider to be the top money mistake to avoid, and...

  • ObamaCare subsidy fight gets personal

    The Hill - 25 Jan 2015 15:25:13 UT

    Consumer advocates are mounting a new campaign to highlight how a Supreme Court ruling invalidating billions of dollars in ObamaCare subsidies would harm individuals.  Advocacy group Families USA,...

  • Affordable Healthcare creates new taxing hurdles for Wyoming Valley residents [The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.]

    BusinessWeek - 25 Jan 2015 15:20:35 UT

    Jan. 25--DALLAS -- The hot button topic this tax season will be how the Affordable Care Act will impact taxpayers, Thomas Heaney, owner of Liberty Tax Service in Dallas, said. This will be the first...

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