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Stories with subject: Health care reform
  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.

  • Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.

  • Senate GOP setting up 'Obamacare' vote on highway bill story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 10:15 am

    WASHINGTON - Senate Republican leaders announced plans Friday to use a must-pass highway bill to try to overturn President Barack Obama's health care law, in the latest GOP assault on "Obamacare."

  • Lawmakers: VA hid details as budget crisis loomed story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers from both parties accused the Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday of hiding details of a budget crisis that could force the shutdown of some VA hospitals next month.

  • Maryland Medicaid expansion much higher than forecast 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 10:37 am

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland is one of more than a dozen states where new Medicaid enrollees under President Barack Obama's health care law have surpassed initial projects, though state analysts say Maryland is actually spending less on its Medicaid population because federal health care reform is covering 100,000 people who used to get health care paid entirely by the state.

  • Massachusetts predicts net savings for Medicaid expansion 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 10:19 am

    BOSTON - Many states that opted to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge well beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years, an Associated Press analysis shows. But Massachusetts, a pioneer of health care reform, appears well situated going forward. Here's a look at what's happening in the state:

  • An explanation of Medicaid and its expansion in some states 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 9:40 am

    Some answers to common questions about Medicaid and the program's expansion under the federal health care reform law:

  • New Hampshire moves ahead with updating insurance rules 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 4:08 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Insurance Department is moving forward with changing its rules for health care provider networks, but some insurance companies aren't yet sold on a key part of the proposed approach.

  • Big House vote to speed drug approvals, boost research story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - For the second time this year, the House used overwhelming bipartisan unity Friday to approve health legislation, this time voting to bolster biomedical research and streamline how the government approves drugs and medical devices.

  • New Hampshire health price website earns 'A' grade 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 2:11 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Two nonprofit groups pushing for health care reform give New Hampshire top marks when it comes to transparency in health care prices.

  • The Latest: Oregon Legislature adjourns 2015 session 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 9:07 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Legislature is pressing to adjourn, perhaps as soon as Monday. Here's a look at the latest developments:

  • Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:11 pm

    Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.

  • Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:03 pm

    Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net.