Content Tagged As health_care_reform

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado candidate signs pledge to defund Health Overhaul

A Republican candidate for Congress in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, Bob McConnell, has joined a national movement to overturn the Health Care Overhaul bill passed by Congress. Called ObamaCare by opponents, the movement,, has signed pledges from almost 150 candidates nationwide who vow to overturn the newly passed legislation....

4 years 7 months ago

How will health care reform impact hospitals?

Today I'm working on a story about how the new federal health care legislation will impact hospitals. In 2014, a mandate will kick in, requiring every American be insured. Right now, hospitals spend millions of dollars a year treating people who don't have insurance. For example, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center...

5 years 1 week ago

Abortion rights backers request talks with Obama

Abortion rights supporters in Congress are asking President Barack Obama for a meeting next week on abortion restrictions included in the House health care bill. Leaders of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus have written to Obama calling the provisions an unprecedented restriction of women's access to health insurance coverage for abortion...

5 years 3 weeks ago

House Democrats prepare to unveil health bill

House Democrats have all but finalized a sweeping health care bill that would reshape the medical system, requiring nearly everyone to purchase coverage and creating a new government insurance plan for the middle class. Lawmakers and congressional aides said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was making plans to unveil that chamber's...

5 years 1 month ago

Snowe suggests scenario for government-run option

The only Republican to vote for the Finance Committee's health care bill says she opposes a government-run health insurance option, unless private insurers fail to do their part. Sen. Olympia Snowe says the private insurance market has to offer health coverage that's more widely accessible and affordable. If it doesn't...

5 years 1 month ago

Obama links job growth to health care proposal

President Barack Obama says health care reform will help address one of the nation's biggest challenges: the continuing loss of jobs. In his weekly radio and Internet video address, Obama says passage of his health care proposals would create new jobs by making small business startups more affordable. He argues...

5 years 1 month ago

Senate panel rejects public health plans

Liberal Democrats have tried twice, and failed both times, to make a government-run insurance option part of the health care legislation coming out of the Senate Finance Committee. There's bipartisan agreement that private insurance companies must change their ways, and some Democrats see the public option as a way to...

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