Is That So? A Look At Health Overhaul Claims

7 Things You Didn't Know About Senate Health Bill()  

A provision in the Senate health bill looks out for nursing mothers.

November 30, 2009 KHNWhile much of the attention paid to the Senate health bill has been about the public option or financing, there are many lesser-known provisions that would affect consumers, from breast-pumping at work to retiree health benefits.

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For Public, Affordability A Key Issue In Health Bill()  

November 26, 2009 The debate in Washington over how much the health care overhaul bills will cost has largely centered on the bottom line for the federal government. But polls repeatedly show Americans are much more concerned about how a reshaped health care system will affect their own family's financial situation.

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Powerful Catholic Quietly Shaping Abortion, Health Bill Debate()  

March 10, 2010 KHNAs the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' point man on abortion, Richard Doerflinger has emerged as a major player in the health care debate, one likely to play a pivotal role in the outcome.

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IRS Faces Tough New Duties Under Health Overhaul()  

January 8, 2010 KHNThe tax agency would be responsible for checking whether individuals get required insurance, distributing billions of dollars in subsidies and collecting new taxes and penalties.

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House Health Bill Would Help Pacific Island Migrants()  

A Marshallese teenager gets her molars sealed at a community health clinic.

January 6, 2010 KHNLegislation would restore Medicaid rights to citizens of the Marshall Islands and two other nations who have the unique ability to travel and work freely in the United States.

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Tracking The Overhaul

A Consumer's Guide To Health Reform()  

December 24, 2009 KHNNow that the Senate has passed a hotly debated health care bill, Congress is headed to the next step: House-Senate negotiations in January to try to hammer out a final version. Here's where things stand and how you might be affected.

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Dems Move To Regulate How Insurers Spend Money()  

December 21, 2009 KHNThe new Senate health bill released by Majority Leader Reid imposes tougher requirements on insurers to spend most premium revenues on medical care, instead of administrative costs, salaries and profits.

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COBRA Help For Laid-Off May Come Before Christmas()  

December 20, 2009 KHNThe COBRA subsidy extension now pending in Congress could be considered in the Senate this weekend.

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Congress and Medicare: Letting Go Is Hard to Do()  

December 16, 2009 KHNDemocrats' health plan would give agencies more power to test and expand promising approaches to holding down costs, but the question remains: Can lawmakers resist interfering in efforts that could hurt incomes of home-state providers?

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A Locksmith's Tale And Other Health Care Stories()  

Brooklyn Locksmith Lou Padilla

December 15, 2009 Lou Padilla is good at fixing things. So when he broke his ankle, Padilla decided to set it himself. The locksmith didn't have health insurance, and he says he doesn't need it. Padilla tells us how he gets by without the safety net of insurance.

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