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Dec 15 2014
Has the monster of exploding health costs finally been slain? After five years of slow spending growth, it’s tempting to think so. This would be a momentous development, because rising health spending has had damaging side effects. It has reduced workers’ take-home pay, as employers devoted more compensation dollars to insurance and fewer to wages and salaries. Growing government healthWashington Post
Aug 18 2015
Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio unabashedly promotes his expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, shows little appetite for relitigating culture-war battles like same-sex marriage and offers not much more than a shrug when asked about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s turning over her email server to the F.B.I.
“I’m really more concerned about letting people know who I am, rather than that much aboutNew York Times (News)
Nov 25 2013
Trouble with the HealthCare.gov site appears to be so widespread that the Obama administration has opened the door for Americans to circumvent the site altogether.
Under a plan announced Friday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government would allow people to deal directly with insurance companies instead of through the federally run exchange website. The moveFox News (Online News)
Aug 13 2014
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to cut off health insurance for up to 310,000 people who signed up through the HealthCare.gov system unless they can provide documents in the next few weeks showing they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
Those individuals have until Sept. 5 to send in additional information that could confirm they are in the U.S. legally, a condition of usingWall Street Journal (News)
Mar 31 2019
After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off “Obamacare.” But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his re-election campaign.
Two federal judges in Washington, D.C., this past week blocked parts of Trump’s health care agenda: work requirements for some low-income people on Medicaid, andWashington Times
Mar 28 2015
With roughly 490 bills awaiting his consideration, Gov. Gary Herbert indicated Thursday he’s “leaning toward” signing one of the most controversial pieces of legislation passed during the 2015 Utah Legislature.
HB11, which survived narrow votes in the House and Senate, would allow firing squad executions in the absence of lethal injection drugs.
During his monthly news conferenceDeseret News
Mar 17 2015
House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday designed to bring government spending in line with revenues over the next decade, while making significant cuts to safety net programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.
The plan is non-binding, but sets the stage for a political showdown between the new, all-Republican Congress and President Obama.
"Our balanced budget for aNPR (Online News)
Sep 15 2020
'I was floored': Coronavirus test prices charged by some hospitals and labs stun consumers, spur questions
When Lisa Robertson sought coronavirus testing for her college athlete daughter, a pediatrician recommended a small, independent pharmacy in Arlington, Virginia.
Preston’s Pharmacy charged $35 to take a nasal swab specimen and sent it off to a lab, Principle Diagnostics, for quick results. The lab billed her insurance company $864 – more than eight times than what the federal CentersUSA TODAY
Apr 15 2020
President Donald Trump’s coronavirus fight has turned an administration that spent years trying to shrink the nation’s safety net into the driving force behind a sudden expansion of government involvement in American health care.
The Trump administration is already pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into a key health sector that it previously vowed to rein in, expanding MedicarePolitico
Apr 11 2023
President Joe Biden signed a bill Monday ending the COVID-19 national emergency.
What it Means: Programs that will be reduced immediately include mortgage forbearance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and relaxed Department of Veteran Affairs requirements for home visits and treatment. The Biden administration previously extended the COVID-19 national emergency andCNN (Online News) AZ Central Washington Examiner