Topic: Ron Pollack
A 17-page Republican memo offers guidance on how to skewer Obamacare and keep Congress focused on its flaws, but safeguards built into the law mean a 'death spiral' is unlikely.
The administration itself has abandoned a long-term health-care provision for seniors, and the Supreme Court will decide soon whether to take up the law. Critics see beginning of the end for Obama's health-care reforms.
11/01/2011 02:01 pm
Medicare and other public health-care become safety net for more Americans as private employer health dwindles. Medicare is primary beneficiary.
09/13/2011 11:19 pm
More people turned to Medicare and Medicaid last year and fewer relied on employers for health insurance coverage, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. What does this portend for Obama's health-care reform law?
09/13/2011 10:01 pm
Medicare would be transformed under Rep. Paul Ryan's 2012 budget released Tuesday. Future Medicare recipients would get fixed payments to purchase private insurance.
04/05/2011 03:05 pm
The Justice Department says it will appeal US District Judge Roger Vinson’s decision, which declared the health-care reform law unconstitutional and void in its entirety.
01/31/2011 08:25 pm
Both Republicans and some judges say the health-care reform individual mandate – that all Americans must buy health insurance – is unconstitutional. If they are right, is President Obama's signature achievement doomed?
01/06/2011 08:28 am
Senate healthcare reform bill needs 60 votes to advance. Here are five questions that could determine whether Democrats will rally around it.
11/19/2009 12:00 am
In 1993, they were a major factor in defeating President Clinton's proposals. But this time around, industry leaders sense change is inevitable, and they want a voice.
05/11/2009 01:00 am
A public insurance alternative is likely to be the most contentious of the reform proposals.
04/08/2009 01:00 am
The nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services bowed out Tuesday over tax missteps, as did another Obama pick.
02/03/2009 12:00 am
A spike in the number of 'underinsured' adults since 2003 startles healthcare experts.
06/11/2008 01:00 am