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The Obama interview: Health care law 'the right thing to do'

Mar 22, 2012
In an exclusive interview with Marketplace, President Obama said he would have loved more cooperation from Congress on the health care law, and had started out with a plan Republicans at one time supported. "Over time," he said, "people will say this was the right thing to do."
Posted In: Barack Obama, health care

Genetic testing gaining popularity, dropping in price

Mar 12, 2012
A study by the UnitedHealth Group released this morning says we spent about $5 billion on genetic tests in 2010 and could spend $25 billion by the end of the decade.
Posted In: health care, genetics, babies

Businesses find opportunities in health reform law

Mar 2, 2012
For all the talk by Republicans about the dangers of "Obamacare," there are some who view the law as good for business.
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, 2012 election, tennessee

How do Americans feel about health care reform?

Mar 1, 2012
Frank Newport, the editor-in-chief of Gallup, talks about Americans' attitude toward health care reform and the role it could play in this year's presidential election.
Posted In: health care, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, health care reform law

Rethinking hospital readmissions

Feb 7, 2012
Starting this fall, hospitals that readmit the same patients over and over in a short period of time will be fined. That has medical providers looking for better ways to keep people healthy when they're off hospital grounds.
Posted In: Health, health care, health care reform law

WellPoint announces plan to boost doctor pay

Jan 27, 2012
The health insurer WellPoint today announced a plan to pay primary care doctors as much as 10 percent more, with the hope of reducing the overall cost of health care.
Posted In: WellPoint, doctor, Health, health care

Health care spending rising more slowly

Jan 9, 2012
The rapid rate of growth is slowing, but many people aren't feeling the change.
Posted In: Health, health care

This week: Health care reform in 2012

Jan 6, 2012
Marketplace's health reporter Gregory Warner discusses what parts of the health care reform law will come into effect this year.
Posted In: health care, health care reform law

How will the Supreme Court tackle health care?

Jan 3, 2012
It stands to be one of the biggest Supreme Court cases in the last decade: The argument over the constitutionality of the health care law. The final decision won't be easy to predict.
Posted In: Supreme Court, health care, healthcare reform, What Now?

States snuff out smoking prevention programs

Dec 28, 2011
Faced with big budget gaps, state governments are taking money away from programs that help people quit smoking. Analysts say this will cost more in the long run.
Posted In: Health, cigarette, health care

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