health care reform law


A tax on medical devices that almost nobody likes

Mar 22, 2013
You don't often hear about a 79-to-20 vote in the U.S. Senate, but that's exactly what happened last night. The chamber voted overwhelmingly to repeal a tax on medical devices.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health care reform law

New health care law hits the job market

Nov 23, 2012
When the Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014, some employers may cut workers' hours to avoid providing benefits.
Posted In: part-time jobs, health care reform law

New health care rules may still leave sickest underserved

Nov 21, 2012
Health advocates say the new rules under the Affordable Care Act still allow insurers too much flexibility in the coverage they offer.
Posted In: Obama-care, health care reform law

Massachusetts and the high price of health care

Sep 11, 2012
Six years after sweeping health care reform, Massachusetts is still struggling to lower the cost of care.
Posted In: health care insurance, health care, Massachusetts, health care reform law

Aetna buys Coventry Health Care in a Medicaid land grab

Aug 20, 2012
The $5.7 billion deal with let Aetna double its number of Medicaid members.
Posted In: medicaid, Medicare, health care reform law, Aetna, Mergers and Acquisitions, Coventry Health Care

In Oregon, health reform is welcome

Aug 8, 2012
Oregon will take federal money to expand Medicaid, and try to cut costs too.
Posted In: Oregon, medicaid, health care reform law

Health care law could reduce government costs

Jul 25, 2012
A report from the Congressional Budget office says President Obama's health care law could save the federal government $84 billion over the next decade. That savings is mostly because of the Supreme Court ruling last month, and a part of the law it ruled out.
Posted In: health care reform law, medicaid, government spending

Health clinics brace for 'pent-up demand'

Jul 16, 2012
The recent Supreme Court ruling has a lot of health care providers scrambling to deal with more patients.
Posted In: health care reform law

Hospital lobbyists gear up after health care ruling

Jul 6, 2012
They stand to gain big if states expand Medicaid. But it's going to be a battle, and states like Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina have already said they don't want to expand the program.
Posted In: health care reform law, medicaid

The biggest tax increase since...1993?

Jul 2, 2012
Where the Affordable Care Act ranks in U.S. tax history.
Posted In: Taxes, Affordable Care Act, health care reform law