CollectionsHealth Law
IN THE NEWS

Health Law

NEWS
August 24, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Republican Steve Lonegan on Thursday praised Gov. Christie's controversial decision to schedule the special New Jersey U.S. Senate election in October, saying the odd date would make the race against Newark Mayor Cory Booker a referendum on President Obama's health-care law. "This is an opportunity to talk about Obamacare without any interference of other elections, other candidates on the ballot, other issues clouding the agenda," Lonegan told...
NEWS
August 24, 2013 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there was any question about why Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Philadelphia on Thursday, the literature in the back of the room made it clear before she uttered a word. There were oversize postcards ("Need affordable health insurance?"), glossy brochures ("About the Health Insurance Marketplace"), 81/2-by-11-inch color photocopies ("Key Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace"), and multiple fact sheets detailing the Top Five Things You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act, headlined for "Seniors" and "Young Adults" and "Families With Children" and "People With Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions.
NEWS
August 15, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Heralding the move as a triumph for Pennsylvania's working poor, Gov. Corbett signed a measure Tuesday that will pump $4 million into community health centers in rural and "underserved" areas of the state. The funds also will increase access to care for residents in those areas, particularly preventative care, officials said. "Without these clinics, many people would go without care," said Joan Richards, chief executive officer of Crozer-Chester Health System in Chester, where Corbett held a ceremonial signing Tuesday amid a group of doctors, nurses, and local politicians.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Second in a series of profiles of New Jersey's U.S. Senate candidates. On a recent Monday morning, Mary Martinez needed $530 worth of medicine to treat her asthma. But Martinez, 49, a certified nurse's aide who works at a rehabilitation facility in Hillsborough, Somerset County, cannot afford health insurance. She anticipates also that she will have to take a pay cut soon to spend more time caring for her husband, who has diabetes. And now, she worries that President Obama's health-care overhaul will be a "kick in the teeth.
NEWS
July 28, 2013 | By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Despite pressure from some liberal Democrats for a September showdown in hopes of ending huge automatic, government-shrinking spending cuts, Washington appears on track to avert what would be the first government shutdown in nearly two decades. That's not to say it will be easy. Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finding trickier-than-usual obstacles in their path as they try to come up with must-do legislation to keep federal agencies running after Sept. 30. At issue is what is normally routine: a plug-the-gap measure known as a continuing resolution to fund the government for a few weeks or months until a deal can be worked out on appropriations bills giving agencies their operating budgets for the full 2014 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. On the one hand are some Democratic liberals who don't want to vote to continue to fund the government at new, lower levels mandated by automatic, across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.
NEWS
July 28, 2013 | By Joann Loviglio, Associated Press
A federal appeals court ruled Friday against the Mennonite owners of a central Pennsylvania cabinetmaker who claimed new health-insurance requirements that they pay for employees' contraceptive services violated their First Amendment rights. The 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a decision that Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. of East Earl, Lancaster County, does not qualify for the exemption because it is a for-profit company making a secular product with no formal ties to a church or other religious group.
NEWS
July 23, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Three years after campaigning on a vow to "repeal and replace" President Obama's health-care law, House Republicans have yet to advance an alternative for the system they have voted more than three dozen times to abolish in whole or in part. Officially, the effort is "in progress" - and has been since Jan. 19, 2011, according to GOP.gov, a leadership-run website. But internal divisions, disagreement about political tactics and Obama's 2012 re-election add up to uncertainty over whether Republicans will vote on a plan of their own before the 2014 elections, or if not by then, perhaps before the president leaves office, more than six years after the original promise.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2013 | By Jay Hancock, KAISER HEALTH NEWS
Like businesses across the country, Angelo's restaurant has been recovering from a miserable economy, a load of debt, and a bottom line that until recently was the color of its special marinara sauce. So owner Michael Passalacqua probably speaks for many when he expresses relief about the decision to delay enforcing until 2015 the Affordable Care Act's mandate for employer health insurance. That was one challenge he didn't need next year, he said. He's glad for the extra time to figure out whether his Washington, Pa., restaurant must conform to the law and, if so, how. "It's nothing but a noose hanging right over my head," Passalacqua said.
NEWS
July 22, 2013 | VOTERAMA IN CONGRESS
WASHINGTON - Here is how Philadelphia-area members of Congress voted on major issues last week: House Republican education plan. Voting 221-207, the House on Friday passed a GOP bill (HR 5) to greatly diminish the federal role in K-12 education, increase state and local authority over schools, and freeze spending for elementary and secondary education for several years at sequestration levels. The bill, which renews the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for five years, would repeal most of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind requirements.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The sudden delay of a major part of President Obama's historic health-care overhaul is raising questions about other potential problems lurking in the homestretch. The requirement that many employers provide coverage is just one part of a complex law. But its one-year postponement has taken administration allies and adversaries alike by surprise. White House officials said Wednesday that the delay was firm and would not be extended after a year - and that the overhaul will still be fully implemented by the time Obama leaves office.
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|