April 29, 2010 Many privately run Medicare plans don't score particularly well on quality, which could spell trouble for insurers. In 2012, the government will tie their payments to the grades.
April 29, 2010 The Justice Department is scrutinizing the contracts between Massachusetts' biggest health insurers and the health system anchored by Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's hospitals.
April 23, 2010 One report suggests the cost of health care will rise because of the changes, and the other says millions will face fines because of a controversial requirement that everyone buy health insurance.
April 22, 2010 Some of the health law changes that will cost drug companies include deeper discounts for state Medicaid programs that insure the poor, but the companies acknowledge that, in the end, they will gain more customers.
Garrett Lear of New Hampshire, addressing the minority of Americans angry about the health law at a Washington rally last week.
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April 22, 2010 Despite the tea party protests featured prominently in the media, anger is not the primary reaction to the passage of President Obama's new health care law.
April 21, 2010 The Office of Personnel Management, which oversees health insurance for the federal work force, says the new health law won't mean lawmakers and their staffs will have to go hunt for coverage anytime soon..
Health care overhaul grips another nation: Australia.
April 21, 2010 If you didn't get enough health politics from the battle in the U.S., check out what's going on as Australians duke it out over their own version of health overhaul.
April 19, 2010 United HealthCare and WellPoint said they would implement a provision of the new health law months ahead of schedule allowing young people to stay on their families' health plans.
April 16, 2010 Rep. Betsy Markey, who voted against the House version of health overhaul, switched to support the Senate version because it did more to control costs.
April 15, 2010 When congressional staffers took a look at the companies' books, they concluded their financial filings making provision for higher future taxes were legit.
Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, during an interview in his Washington office last October.
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April 13, 2010 Now the speculation on why Andy Stern, the leader of the powerful Service Employees International Union, would choose to exit his post weeks after contributing to a major political coup for his membership — the new health law.
April 12, 2010 The most common mistake that hospitals were late to report was bed sores. The runner-up: leaving surgical equipment inside of patients after stitching them up.
April 9, 2010 Some may remember Congressman Bart Stupak, who announced his retirement, for his passionate opposition to abortion and his last-minute deal on the issue to get the health care bill passed. But for years the former state trooper made waves at the F...
April 9, 2010 Far from ending the discussion about the nation's health system, the recently passed overhaul law seems likely to stoke political debate for years to come.
April 6, 2010 An increase in Medicaid payments to primary care doctors that is part of the health overhaul law looks appealing to them. Some worry, though, that it won't last.
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