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N.C. Senate race offers barometer on Obamacare
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most closely watched contests in the country. It's among a dozen nationwide that will determine control of the U.S. Senate in 2015.
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Healthcare winners and losers in tax reform
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One can only hope the spate of tax-motivated mergers in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries finally will motivate Congress to reform the corporate tax code—a long-sought goal of the business community.
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Timing, earlier set backs gave Obamacare a boost
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Chris Jennings has fought in the healthcare wars since serving as a congressional liaison for first lady Hillary Clinton during the Clinton administration's ill-fated effort to overhaul the healthcare system in the early 1990s.
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Supreme Court takes on employers' religious freedom rights
By Darius Tahir | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Friends and foes of Obamacare are waiting nervously this week for the U.S. Supreme Court to hand down its decision in a case that could determine the extent to which for-profit corporations can ignore government requirements on the grounds of religious freedom.
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Obamacare legal battle threatens subsidies for millions
By Joe Carlson | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If Obamacare opponents succeed in their legal battle to block premium subsidies offered through the federal exchange, millions of Americans would lose their insurance, thousands of companies would avoid a penalty for not providing employee coverage, and premiums in the individual market would soar.
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States struggle to fund Obamacare exchanges in 2015
By Paul Demko | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
States across the country are scrambling to find a viable model to fund their Obamacare insurance exchanges in 2015, when the healthcare reform law weans state-run exchanges from federal support and requires them to be financially self-sufficient.
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HHS inspector general puts insurance exchanges on his agenda
By Modern Healthcare | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Daniel Levinson heads HHS' Office of the Inspector General and is chief watchdog for fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid, overseeing 1,500 employees. He recently spoke about the agency's priorities in investigating the use of electronic health records, billing in Medicare's prescription drug...
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Firing Shinseki only start of VA's needed overhaul: experts
By Virgil Dickson, Rachel Landen and Bob Herman | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Friday's resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the midst of the mushrooming scandal over patient waiting times will allow the VA healthcare system and its new leader to focus on improving access and care for veterans, President Barack Obama said.
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VA issues go beyond alleged wait-time problem
By Rachel Landen | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics serving tens of thousands of American military veterans rank among the best in the nation for quality of care and patient satisfaction. But red tape, inefficient appointment scheduling and a maldistribution of facilities are contributing to backlogs that...
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Congress returns to ACA battles and a narrow reform tweak
By Paul Demko | April 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama has announced that enrollments in the insurance exchanges had reached 8 million and the Congressional Budget Office projected that exchange plan premiums would be 15% lower in 2016 than anticipated. But don't expect Republicans to sing Obamacare's praises when Congress...
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