Do you want fries with that health care plan?
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September 30, 2010 It's been widely publicized that the new health law would require businesses offering insurance to spend at least 80 percent of their funds on medical care and eliminate caps on coverage. But it takes a threat from McDonalds to get people talking.
September 29, 2010 Everyone seems to agree that health overhaul will do a pretty good job of getting insurance coverage for more people. And there's also agreement that it won't do much about the high cost of care.
September 28, 2010 Provisions of the federal health law boost research by the National Institutes of Health on breast cancer in young women and fund awareness campaigns for breast health. The overhaul provides $9 million a year through 2014.
Ben & Jerry's CEO Jostein Solheim, scoops it out at the Ben & Jerry's shop in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
September 27, 2010 Ben & Jerry's ice cream and frozen yogurts containing alkalized cocoa and partially hydrogenated soybean oil will no longer say "natural" on the label. The move was prompted by a consumer group's complaint.
September 27, 2010 With Election Day looming, less than half of Americans have a favorable view of health overhaul, a new poll finds. Still, the sentiment has improved since August. Even so, opponents appear more likely to vote come November.
The political fallout from the treaty relinquishing control of the Panama Canal (pictured) may hold lessons for Democrats in the wake of health overhaul.
September 24, 2010 Fallout from the Panama Canal Treaty holds a lesson for Democrats in the wake of health overhaul, says a pollster. Expect pain in the short run and acceptance over the long haul.
Better school lunches may cost food stamps program some promised increases.
September 24, 2010 There are a lot of reasons to pick apart the Senate bill that funds the school lunch program, but some say passing it now might be better than getting nothing later.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), waves a copy of A Pledge To America during an event in Sterling, Va.
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September 23, 2010 A Republican alternative to health overhaul sounds awfully familiar. Major portions have been floated before and haven't gone very far.
New health benefits kick in today, but there are a few caveats to look for.
September 23, 2010 Six months after President Obama signed the health care bill into law, there are plenty of new changes designed to improve care and coverage. But there are some caveats.
September 21, 2010 By stopping all new children-only coverage before the effective date of a federal mandate guaranteeing coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions, the companies are sidestepping one of the first planks of the federal health law.
September 16, 2010 The number of people in the United States with health insurance decreased for the first time since 1987.
September 14, 2010 A federal judge in Florida indicated that he would let a case challenging the new federal health law proceed. States opposed to the law argue that the federal government is overstepping its authority to require people to have insurance coverage.
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September 14, 2010 More employers than expected are looking to add some benefits to health plans. By doing so they'll also be freer to raise copayments and deductibles under the new health law.
September 14, 2010 The elimination of limits on the value of health claims that can be paid over a lifetime is among the first provisions of the new health law to take effect.
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Dr. Donald Berwick, head of Medicare and Medicaid, asked insurers for their help in making overhaul work.
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September 13, 2010 Dr. Donald Berwick, federal chief of Medicare and Medicaid, asked insurers for their help in making health overhaul a success and to achieve common goals. Cheaper, better health care is in everyone's interest, he said.
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