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2010-04-27 18:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in response to WellPoint's announcement that it would implement rescission reforms in the health care bill ahead of schedule: "WellPoint's announcement that it will move more quickly than the law requires to halt the shameful practice of dropping people when they get sick is a clear indication that the health insurance reform legislation passed by Democrats in Congress was the right thing...

2010-04-02 17:02:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today issued a letter to governors and independent insurance commissioners asking each state to express their interest in participating in the temporary high-risk pool program established by the new health insurance reform law. States were provided a number of options for participation including building upon existing state high-risk pools. Secretary Sebelius...

2010-03-31 14:30:00

Children Guaranteed Health Insurance Regardless of Pre-Existing Conditions HARRISBURG, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell and Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario today responded to the decision by the nation's health insurers to forgo a challenge to a loophole in the recently passed national healthcare reform bill to guarantee insurance for children regardless of pre-existing conditions. "I commend the health insurance industry for agreeing not to contest...

2010-03-23 16:51:00

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, President Obama signed into law one of the two pieces of comprehensive health care reform legislation that Congress has worked on for many months. This bill, in combination with the health care legislation currently being debated in the Senate, will make real and positive change for the health and well-being of children in this country. Throughout 2009 and 2010, CHF leadership, doctors and advocates have worked to support this historic...

2010-03-23 16:25:00

President Obama Signs Health Reform Into Law, Makes History WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, President Obama signed health insurance reform into law. Following the signing, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine released the following statement: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO) "Today, as he signed health reform into law, President Obama made history. Since Teddy Roosevelt, Presidents have tried, and failed, to pass...

2010-03-23 15:44:00

6 to 8 million Hispanics without health insurance will gain coverage Alliance President and CEO joins President Obama, Members of Congress, and leading health advocates at President's speech marking signing of health insurance reform into law WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "President Obama and the Congress have now delivered on their promise of a health insurance system that reflects the best values of America," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National...

2010-03-23 14:28:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- -- National Democratic strategist/columnist Bob Weiner discussed healthcare, the political aftermath, and future Obama legislation, in a WGUF (Naples FL) interview on the Dave Elliott Show at 4:10 PM. Here are excerpts of what Weiner said: The health care bill is a historic achievement changing the root cause of our being worse than 40 other countries on infant mortality and life expectancy, and our paying twice as much for health care as...

2010-03-22 16:02:00

NPAF Identified Pre-Existing Medical Conditions as a Significant Contributor to Individuals' Inability to Obtain Insurance and Has Worked To Eliminate Discrimination Since 2006 WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) -- a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient access to health care through public policy reform at the state and federal levels -- today praised Congressional...

2010-03-22 11:32:00

Major Victory for Working People After More Than a Century of Fighting for Reform HARRISBURG, Pa., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William George today hailed the passage of Health Care Reform as an historic victory for Pennsylvania's working men and women ranking alongside other historic achievements including passage of Social Security and Medicare. "This is an achievement that ranks among the highest in our national experience. Generations of working...

2010-03-22 00:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the passage of health insurance reform legislation in the House of Representatives, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine released the following statement: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO ) "Today, President Obama and Congressional Democrats accomplished something that has eluded Presidents, Congress and the American people for decades. After a year of hard work, we have passed health...


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