SCOTUS HEALTH CARE UPDATE

Court Mulls Severability Concerns On Third Day Of Healthcare Reform Hearings. The Supreme Court’s third day of hearings on the Affordable Care Act generated a great deal of coverage, but as has been the case all week, the topic had to compete with other high-profile stories for air time. None of the three networks led

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HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATES

  Political Issues Swirl Around Healthcare Reform Debate. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the healthcare reform law next week, media coverage is heating up, with print media and television reports focusing largely on the political battle.         The New York Times  (3/20, A13, Steinhauer, Pear, Subscription Publication) reports, “Republicans on Capitol

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Health Care Reform update

  CBO: 20 Million Could Lose Employer-Based Health Insurance As A Result Of ACA. According to a CBO report released Thursday, as many as 20 million Americas could lose employer-based healthcare coverage as a result of President Obama’s healthcare reform law. The Hill  (3/16, Pecquet) reports in its “Healthwatch” blog that the CBO says the

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Health Care reform updates

January 27, 2012 : The Obama administration on Friday told the Supreme Court that if the justices rule that the health reform law’s mandate is unconstitutional, they don’t need to get rid of the entire law. Only two provisions — those requiring insurers to accept everyone regardless of health status and to apply “community rates”

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California Health care updates

Assembly Passes Bills to Expand Healthcare Services California Healthline reports that the Assembly passed several bills designed to expand medical care and mental health services. Lawmakers approved a measure – AB 154, by Assembly member Jim Beall (D-San Jose) — that would require insurers to cover conditions, such as anxiety and depression. Opponents argue that the state’s

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Healthcare reform updates

  CBO: Healthcare Law To Cost Less, Cover Fewer People. The Hill  (3/14, Pecquet) reports in its “Healthwatch” blog that a revised CBO estimate released Tuesday says the healthcare reform law coverage provisions “will cost less but cover fewer people than first thought.” The estimate “shows about 2 million fewer people gaining coverage by 2016,

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