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Jun 09 2014
Health care reform was supposed to relieve the financial strain on hospitals that have provided a lot of free charity care to poor and uninsured patients. The reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act, was expected to insure most of those patients either through expanded state Medicaid programs for the poor or through subsidized private insurance for middle-income patients, therebyNew York Times (News)
Nov 23 2013
The White House had to defend its rollout of the President's signature health care legislation Saturday after two scathing reports that allege missteps, miscommunication and lack of leadership sank the launch of Obamacare's online exchanges.
The New York Times and the Washington Post each reported on a meeting between contractor CGI Federal and government employees at the Centers forCNN (Online News)
Nov 03 2013
During a Friday Obamacare education and outreach session in Tennessee, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius faced an unexpected encounter.
The Memphis Daily News captured a photo of Sebelius holding a copy of "Web Sites for Dummies" at a local library. The individual behind the exchange was state Sen. Brian Kelsey (R), who claimed on Twitter that the "book is simplyHuffPost
Sep 19 2017
Republican lawmakers have wasted much of the year trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a move that would deprive millions of people of health insurance. They’re back at it. Like a bad sequel to a terrible movie, a proposal whose main architects are Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina would in many ways be worse than bills that came before. It would punish statesNew York Times (News)
Sep 22 2014
In a lot of big urban areas where a large share of residents lack health insurance, help isn't on the way.
Seven of the 11 large metro areas where the uninsured rate was higher than the 14.5 percent national average last year are located in states that refused to expand to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Two are in Florida, three are in Texas, and the others are Atlanta andHuffPost
Mar 09 2021
President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill will fulfill one of his central campaign promises, to fill the holes in the Affordable Care Act and make health insurance affordable for more than a million middle-class Americans who could not afford insurance under the original law.
The bill, which will most likely go to the House for a final vote on Wednesday, includes aNew York Times (News)
Mar 17 2015
House Republicans unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that would eliminate the federal deficit within 10 years, largely by overhauling Medicare and Medicaid and other social safety-net programs.
The proposal uses a contentious tactic designed to placate defense hawks concerned about military spending curbs and deficit hawks uneasy over waning fiscal discipline. It would boost militaryWall Street Journal (News)
Feb 16 2015
With the second Obamacare enrollment period in the books, congressional Democrats are calling on the Obama administration to grant a reprieve to uninsured Americans who missed Sunday’s deadline for getting covered and face a tax penalty.
Eleven senators and Democratic leaders from the House Ways and Means Committee said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should extendWashington Times
Jan 17 2015
Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who oversaw the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, will step down.
Tavenner announced her departure on Friday in a message to staff.
"I have great pride and joy knowing all that we have accomplished together since I came on board five years ago in February of 2010," TavennerNPR (Online News)
Sep 19 2015
By a 241-187 vote, the House of Representatives has approved a bill that would cut off federal money for Planned Parenthood. The bill isn't expected to pass in the Senate — and President Obama has said he would veto any bill that defunds the group.
Last year, Planned Parenthood received around $528 million in government funds that came to it through two federal programs that are aimedNPR (Online News)