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Editorial: Obama’s Healthcare Reforms Are Working

October 3, 2011

From The St. Petersburg Times: In Print: Monday, October 3, 2011 As expected, the fate of federal health care reforms to improve access and affordability will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, which begins its new term today. The Justice Department asked the court last week to review an appellate ruling on Florida’s legal…

CHIP Outreach Gets More Kids Covered

August 22, 2011

From Kaiser Health News: By Phil Galewitz August 18th, 2011, 5:31 PM If you build it, they will come … at least some of the time. The number of children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  but not enrolled fell to 4.3 million in 2009 from 4.7 million the prior year, according to…

Think Medicaid Is Safe? Think Again.

August 9, 2011

From The Washington Post: By Sarah Kliff 11:20 AM ET, 08/05/2011 Medicaid advocates breathed a collective sigh of relief when the debt debate wrapped up early this week. The entitlement program, initially seen as vulnerable in negotiations, was protected from across-the-board cuts in the trigger deal. A federal exemption, however, is only half the story.…

State Health Care Cuts Could Fill Nursing Homes

July 18, 2011

From The Associated Press: By JOHN SEEWER–7/16/2011 Born with cerebral palsy, Jennifer McPhail relies on a home health aide to help her get dressed for work and ready for bed at night. Her motorized wheelchair keeps her active, working as an organizer with a disability rights group in Austin, Texas, and volunteering to help people…

Setting The Standards For Health Insurance Exchanges

July 12, 2011

From Politico:  Many states are struggling to get their health exchange plans ready by deadline.   By SARAH KLIFF | 7/11/11 11:34 PM EDT The Obama administration’s newest health reform regulation, laying the groundwork for health insurance marketplaces in all states, may raise more questions than those it answers. The administration released a proposed regulation Monday…

Promising Future For The Affordable Care Act

June 10, 2011

From The Huffington Post: Ron Pollack–06/ 9/11 02:22 PM ET There’s encouraging news out of Atlanta today for all Americans. The third hearing before the court of appeals left me feeling optimistic about the future of the Affordable Care Act. But let’s start from the beginning. There have been approximately two dozen suits filed against…

Fla. Judge Stays Own Ruling Against Health Care Reform

March 4, 2011

The Justice Department said it would quickly appeal — as Judge Roger Vinson said it must. | AP Photo From Politico: By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 3/3/11 12:38 PM EST U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson put the health care reform law on a fast track to the Supreme Court on Thursday — giving the Obama administration…

White House Responds To Florida Ruling

February 1, 2011

The White House Blog Judicial Activism and the Affordable Care Act Posted by Stephanie Cutter on January 31, 2011 at 04:49 PM EST Today, a judge in Florida issued a decision in a case filed by 25 Republican Attorneys General and Governors striking down the Affordable Care Act.   This ruling is well out of the…

Health Law Suffers New Blow In Court

February 1, 2011

By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 2/1/11 4:38 AM EST Updated: 2/1/11 6:11 AM EST The Obama administration is vowing to move full speed ahead with implementation of the health care reform law, even after a federal judge Monday declared the legislation unconstitutional. It was the most striking blow yet to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic initiative,…

Opinion: Before You Go Whacking Medicaid…

November 23, 2010

With revenues reduced to a trickle, some states are considering drastic measures to balance their budgets. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has proposed abandoning Medicaid, the federally mandated program that provides health care for the poor. That idea also has its advocates in Florida, Nevada and here in South Carolina. But before ditching Medicaid, let’s…

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