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Stories with subject: Health care reform
  • Clinton White House documents set for release 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:58 am
  • WASHINGTON - The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.

  • NC Sen. Hagan runs 1st ad, goes after Tillis 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:07 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - In a foretaste of a potential general election matchup, Democratic U.S. Senate Kay Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis released dueling ads Thursday about the health care law and a messy personnel matter in the office of Tillis, the state House speaker.

  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:19 am
  • UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:14 am
  • St. Cloud Times, April 16

  • MNsure names Deloitte lead vendor to overhaul site 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:36 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace announced Deloitte Consulting on Wednesday as the lead manager to overhaul its troubled website and computer systems, citing the company's record of success in other states.

  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:45 pm
  • WASHINGTON - As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.

  • Kreidler to meet with Obama on health care reform 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:41 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is traveling to Washington, D.C. to discuss health care reform issues with President Barack Obama.

  • Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:47 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations urged Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact.

  • Senate hopeful Brown: Health law erodes freedom 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:56 pm
  • PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Announcing his campaign to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown tweaked the state's "Live Free or Die" motto Thursday to bash both President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's support for it.

  • 2016 campaign checklist: Hillary Clinton 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:38 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A look at Hillary Rodham Clinton's preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Vermont appoints Miller over health care overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:10 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller will be getting a new job overseeing the overhaul of the health care insurance system statewide, officials announced Thursday.

  • GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with GOP lawmakers using it as the latest front in their attacks on President Barack Obama's trustworthiness.

  • Report: Exchanges yield more specialty drug claims 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:16 pm
  • Patients from the health care overhaul's new insurance exchanges have been more likely to use expensive specialty drugs for chronic conditions, according to data from the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager.

  • Government hikes Medicare Advantage pay estimate 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:58 pm
  • The government has raised its payment estimate for Medicare Advantage plans months ahead of a busy election season during which cuts to the program promise to be a key focus for politicians and voters.

  • New partisanship challenges Oregon health reforms 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:18 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber has spent at least a decade trying to drive politics out of health care reform, and he successfully drew bipartisan support for an ambitious plan to redesign the system serving poor people on Medicaid.

  • GOP hopefuls for Ark. AG vow to fight federal govt 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:15 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The three Republicans running for Arkansas attorney general are all vowing to use the post to fight what they call the federal government's "overreach" on issues ranging from health care to the environment, but differ on how to do so.

  • Kansas lawmakers approve plan for health compact 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:30 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill that would bring Kansas into a compact with other states hoping to become exempt from the federal health care overhaul won final legislative approval Friday night.

  • Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • Insurers Aetna, WellPoint bulk up executive pay 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:08 pm
  • Health insurers enjoyed a boom year in 2013, with soaring earnings and stock prices, and some of the biggest companies shelled out millions of dollars to either keep or attract their leaders.

  • Jindal: GOP needs 'Obamacare' alternative 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:54 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday offered a Republican alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs while giving consumers more flexibility in choosing insurance plans.

  • Arkansas gov. hopefuls target each other's DC ties 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:04 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - In the race for Arkansas governor, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson have regularly traded attacks accusing each other of being more beholden to Washington than the state's voters.

  • Citizen groups push for NH Senate money pledge 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:01 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Two nonpartisan citizen advocacy groups are urging U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her potential Republican rival Scott Brown to negotiate a pledge to reduce the outside money spent on their race in New Hampshire.

  • Kansas residents rush to beat health care deadline 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:31 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Consumers and health care counselors struggled through problems with the federal government's online health insurance marketplace amid a crush of late requests for help in meeting Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage.

  • Va. advocates report rush to sign up for insurance 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:10 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's health care advocates were busy Monday with last minute phone calls and appointments in anticipation of a midnight deadline to obtain insurance under President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law, while a pitched partisan battle between state lawmakers over a key portion of the law continued.