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2011-02-01 07:25:00

President Barack Obama's ground-breaking healthcare reform has met an obstacle after a federal judge from Florida called the overhaul unconstitutional on Monday. US District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the reform law's so-called individual mandate went too far in requiring Americans to begin buying health insurance by 2014 or risk being penalized. "Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void. This has been a difficult decision...

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2011-01-29 08:35:00

On Friday, President Barack Obama said that his healthcare overhaul is an important part of efforts to cut the budget deficit and insisted that he will not "refight" the battle to pass the law. Republicans are vowing to repeal or replace the healthcare law he signed last March, but Obama reiterated his case that the changes it brings are necessary to help rein in the price of the government-run Medicaid and Medicare insurance programs. The Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday that...

2010-09-14 10:42:00

New Health Care Law Provides Huge Middle-Income Tax Cuts - Over $110 Billion in 2014 Alone - to Help Families Afford Insurance Premiums WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning in 2014, almost 29 million middle-income Americans will be eligible for new tax credits to help them afford private health insurance premiums. The historic tax cut in the health reform law, which is estimated to reduce family income taxes by more than $110 billion in 2014 alone, will be provided...

2010-06-18 13:23:00

NORD and other leading patient advocacy groups file amicus brief opposing frivolous lawsuits that could undermine the new legislation's protections against insurances abuses. WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and other leading disease and disabilities advocacy groups have filed an amicus brief urging the courts to protect Americans from lawsuits that would undermine protections provided by the nation's new health care reform...

2009-12-23 10:29:00

Dec. 24th Vote Looming, AARP Calls on Senators to Deliver More Than a Lump of Coal - Sends "Christmas List" of Idaho's Health Care Woes BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Washington, D.C. couldn't seem further away to most Idaho families this holiday season, rising health care costs are an issue that's hitting much closer to home. As Idaho's health care woes grow increasingly worse, AARP is calling on Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch to vote in favor of the Senate...

2009-05-28 08:30:00

The 'Hidden Health Tax' is the Undisclosed Premium Surcharge that Pays for the Uncompensated Health Care Costs of the Uninsured As More People Join the Ranks of the Uninsured, the 'Hidden Health Tax' Continues to Grow; It is Likely to be Much Higher in 2009 WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The so-called "hidden health tax" for family health care coverage grew to $1,017 in 2008 according to a report released today by the consumer health organization Families USA. The hidden...

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2009-05-28 08:05:00

A regular family with health insurance pays an additional $1,000 annually in premiums to recompense for health care for those without coverage, a new report announced. An individual with private coverage also pays an additional $370 a year from cost-shifting, which can occur when one without insurance receives care at an emergency room and then cannot pay. The report, released Thursday from advocacy group Families USA, says that their findings backs its objective of giving coverage to all...

2009-04-21 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the national consumer health organization Families USA today unveiled a campaign to promote three key policies designed to help achieve high-quality, affordable health coverage for all Americans. PhRMA and Families USA will work together and will reach out to other stakeholders to ensure that these policies are incorporated in the healthcare reform proposals to be considered...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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