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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • Reading Supreme Court tea leaves on 'Obamacare'

     
    It's a well-established practice among reporters covering the Supreme Court to look for clues to the outcome in the justices' questions, even though it can be a fool's errand. So it wasn't surprising to see numerous articles Tuesday declaring the......
  • Santorum's faulty premise on healthcare reform

     
    Rick Santorum stopped by the Supreme Court on Monday to argue -- again -- that he's better suited to run against President Obama in November than Mitt Romney. That's because of Romney's role in Massachusetts' healthcare reform law, which Santorum......
  • Letters on letters -- on healthcare reform

     
    On the second anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” health reform continues to provoke heated debate among our letter writers. Sometimes, it’s not the stories but the letters themselves that...
  • Justices take on healthcare reform law's 1st issue: What's a tax?

     
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. The Supreme Court devoted 90 minutes Monday to arguments on a question about the 2010 healthcare reform law that is deceptively simple: Does the Anti-Injunction Act bar courts from reviewing the legality.......
  • A few stumbling blocks to better healthcare

     
    Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician in Seattle, is brimming with ideas for how she could use technology to improve the practice of medicine. She's not thinking about exotic devices or personalized therapies; for Swanson, it's mainly about using...
  • 'Obamacare' plaintiff Brown's bankruptcy: Instant karma?

     
    Mary Brown, a Florida businesswoman who had no health insurance, became the lead plaintiff challenging President Obama's healthcare law. She and her husband have filed for bankruptcy, and they owe $4,500 in unpaid medical bills....
  • Healthcare reform battle rages ... in Prague

     
    A battle is raging over healthcare reform ... in the Czech Republic. Czech protests are erupting on the same day that the United States Supreme Court considers a key part of the healthcare reforms backed by President Barack Obama. While the U.S....
  • Hospitals highlight patient safety in new campaign

     
    California’s hospitals have a message for the public: They’re dedicated to safe patient care. The California Hospital Assn. has launched a television and Internet campaign to focus attention on efforts by hospitals to prevent infections and...
  • Healthcare reform: Mandate or incentive? [Most commented]

     
    In his Op-Ed on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, former professor of public policy William D. Leach dismisses the hype surrounding the measure: There is nothing novel or coercive about linking taxes to the purchase of specific types......
  • Wal-Mart cuts health coverage for part-timers, raises premiums

     
    Walmart to raise health coverage premiums for full-time staff while cutting out some part-timers...
  • Bill Gates: How to be super-rich, or save the world trying

     
    Bill Gates: The co-founder of Microsoft offers his words of wisdom and reflection to an audience at the University of Washington; among the questions: How does one become rich?...