June 29, 2011 In a 2-1 decision, an appeals court panel in Ohio upheld the individual mandate of the law overhauling the nation's health care system. The ruling is the first by a federal appeals court on the overhaul.
June 17, 2011 The influential firm caused quite a ruckus with results from an employer survey. The consultants predicted nearly a third of employers won't offer health coverage after 2014.
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June 16, 2011 Some 17 federal agencies are expected to be involved in executing a national prevention strategy. The plan would draw on a wide range of health workers, institutions, community-based organizations and government agencies for help.
June 8, 2011 A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday in the much-watched case against President Obama's health overhaul law. The government is appealing a Pensacola judge's February ruling that the entire law is unconstitutional.
June 7, 2011 Insurance brokers are waging a campaign to exclude the sales commissions insurers pay them from the companies' administrative expenses. Though that battle may sound arcane, there's big money at stake for consumers.
June 6, 2011 A poll conducted in Massachusetts finds nearly three-quarters of people support the state's law making health care coverage virtually universal. But about half of those polled would like some changes made.
May 31, 2011 To boost enrollment in high-risk plans, the federal government will pay insurance agents a commission to sell the policies. Premiums will be cut up to 40 percent, too
May 12, 2011 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is trying to both defend and disavow the landmark universal health law he signed into law in 2006. But the GOP presidential hopeful's protestations make him sound very much like, well, President Obama.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders holds forth on health care at briefing outside the U.S. Capitol
May 11, 2011 Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders and conservative Sen. Rand Paul used a hearing on emergency room use to engage in an unusual debate about whether health care is a right.
Big Sky and relatively big enrollment in high-risk pools.
May 6, 2011 Montana leads the country in the proportion of people who have signed up for the health law's insurance program for those with pre-existing conditions. But that amounts to only 198 people.
April 12, 2011 A majority of Americans give the country's health system barely passing grades. Most people choose a hospital based on someone's personal experience than looking at quality ratings. Yet when it comes to surgeons, people are evenly split on whether experience or data is the best guide.
March 31, 2011 The Obama administration today released proposed rules that could help hospitals and groups of doctors cooperate more closely in caring for patients. If the approach works, it could save money and improve care.
March 24, 2011 Seniors getting health care in their homes will soon have to see a doctor to certify the need for care, or Medicare will not pay for it. Some opponents of the new rule say it places an undue burden on patients and doctors.
Can a law blow out a candle?
March 22, 2011 As the federal law overhauling health care turns one year old, opponents and supporters are finding some creative ways to mark the occasion. Doughnut hole bake sale, anyone?
March 18, 2011 Objections to the mandate fell to 35 percent when pollsters told respondents who initially were against the requirement that most people who get coverage through their employers would not be affected.
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