Health Care

Pressure On Governors To Expand Medicaid Under ObamaCare – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

As millions of newly eligble Americans sign up for Medicaid health insurance for the poor under the Affordable Care Act, pressure builds on states and their Republican governors that have balked at going along with the health law’s expansion of the program. Under the law, states have a choice about whether to participate in the expansion of Medicaid benefits. There are 26 states and the District of Columbia that have…

Republicans press Medicare attack in congressional elections – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

(The story corrects organization name to American Action Network in paragraph 15, from American Action Forum. The Network is an affiliate of the Forum that is allowed to engage in political activities under U.S. tax law.) By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans, looking for ways to turn November’s congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to…

Justice Dept.: At Least 35% Of People Eligible For Obamacare’s Medicaid … – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

If you listen to the President, and other supporters of Obamacare, you might get the impression that the reason why tens of millions of Americans go without health insurance is because these people have pre-existing conditions, and health insurers are too mean to cover them. The truth is quite different. Less than a million Americans lack health insurance because of a pre-existing condition. And it turns out that a good…

Labour say 32 hospitals ‘at risk’ of cuts and closures – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The trusts are: Barking, Havering And Redbridge University Hospitals; George Eliot Hospitals; United Lincolnshire Hospitals; North Cumbria University Hospitals; Barnet And Chase Farm Hospitals; Barts Health; Bedford Hospital; Croydon Health Services; Ealing Hospital; East Cheshire; East Sussex Healthcare; Northampton General Hospital; Plymouth Hospitals; Portsmouth Hospitals; Princess Alexandra Hospital; Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals; University Hospital of North Staffordshire; Weston Area Health; Worcestershire Acute Hospitals; Wye Valley. The foundation trusts named are:…