Latest Health care reform in the United States presidential election Stories

2010-07-01 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the official launch of HealthCare.gov, a new website to allow consumers and small business owners to compare health plans and find information about the Affordable Care Act. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services also announced the creation of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, which makes insurance available to many adults denied coverage due to a pre-existing...

2010-05-21 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on a new report released today from the Commonwealth Fund that estimates up to 13.7 million uninsured young adults could gain health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act. "Young Americans have long struggled with health care costs and have been far more likely than older adults to be uninsured. Health reform will provide nearly 14 million young adults with affordable access to...

2009-12-24 06:20:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), released the following statement today on passage of Senate health care reform legislation: "Providing all Americans with health care coverage is crucial for the country. Health plans support legislative changes that would provide guaranteed access to all Americans, with no pre-existing condition limitations and no health-status-based premiums. These reforms are...

2009-10-30 13:56:47

A study released by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center said a lack of adequate health care might have contributed to the deaths of some 17,000 U.S. children over the past two decades. The research was compiled from more than 23 million hospital records from 37 states between 1988 and 2005 and concluded that children without health insurance are far more likely to succumb to their illnesses than those with medical coverage. Fizan Abdullah, lead writer of the study and a pediatric surgeon at...

2009-09-09 20:52:00

Nation's largest network of Hispanic health advocates joins President Obama's efforts to improve access and quality of health care for all in 2009 WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "There was a clear sense of urgency in President Obama's address to Congress on health care reform. We need to work together to get the job done and achieve affordable health care for all. At this critical time in our history, it is essential that we do this to support America's working families,"...

2009-06-23 23:00:00

Businesses Support Private Insurance Over Federal Plan, Oppose Mandates WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's entrepreneurs are ready for major changes to the American health care system, but are asking the federal government to implement various proposals to help them cope with the costs. When asked for the most important component of health reform, 60 percent of micro-business owners cited cost containment, even over access and choice. Nearly 2,000...

2009-03-27 14:26:53

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Thursday admitted that mandates to purchase health insurance are likely to be "part of the plan" to revamp the US healthcare system. House committees are currently drafting new legislation with the goal of keeping rising costs under control and effectively provide coverage for some 46 million Americans who currently have no health insurance. President Barack Obama has offered up a plan that would provide a federal insurance plan to anyone, while continuing...

2009-03-09 10:37:11

Republicans have challenged an Obama administration proposal that would give Americans the option of buying medical coverage through a government plan, the Associated Press reported. However, echoing the sentiments of many GOP leaders, Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said in the Republican weekly radio address that he was concerned that having the government step in would eventually push out the private health care plans millions of Americans enjoy today. "This could cause your employer to simply stop...

2008-10-31 09:20:00

Sen. Barack Obama's tax plan would mean a better break for those making less than $100,000 than Sen. John McCain's proposal, independent analyses indicate. Further, the report says, Obama's presidential proposal would not raise taxes for those households making less than $250,000 a year, The New York Times said Friday. McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, would cut taxes by about the same ratio as Obama, the Democratic candidate, for those making $100,000 to $250,000 a year, the...

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