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Today’s Headlines – August 1, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the legislation to limit health spending approved by Massachusetts lawmakers. NPR: Under Health Law, ‘No-Cost’ Birth Control Starts Today Beginning today, most new and renewing health insurance plans must begin offering a broad array of women’s preventive health services, most notably coverage of […]

Today’s Headlines – July 31, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including forward-looking reports about what the Medicaid expansion might look like if the GOP controls Congress and the White House, as well as how insurers are planning to use an expected tax reform effort to nix fees their industry will otherwise face under the health law. […]

Today’s Headlines – July 30, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including recent reports about both the policies and politics related to the health law’s implementation. NPR: Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Rebates In The Mail Robert Siegel talks with Julie Rovner about an immediate effect of the new health care law — rebate checks — how they […]

Today’s Headlines – July 27, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a new effort launched by the Obama administration and insurers to fight health care fraud. The New York Times: Hospitals Are Worried About Cut In Fund For The Uninsured President Obama’s health care law is putting new strains on some of the nation’s […]

Today’s Headlines – July 26, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including coverage of a new study that finds Medicaid may help people live longer. Politico: White House Tailors Minority Health Care Pitch The message: Blacks and Hispanics, among whom uninsured rates are significantly higher than among whites, stand to benefit disproportionately under the health law, gaining […]

Today’s Headlines – July 25, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about new Congressional Budget Office health law estimates that reflect the Supreme Court’s decision on the Medicaid expansion. The Washington Post: CBO: Court Ruling Cuts Cost Of Health-Care Law, But Leaves 3 Million More Uninsured President Obama’s signature health-care initiative will cost a bit […]

Today’s Headlines – July 24, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news from the campaign season as well as reports from the international AIDS conference currently taking place in Washington, D.C. The Wall Street Journal: Deloitte: One In 10 U.S. Employers To Drop Health Coverage Around one in 10 employers in the U.S. plans to drop […]

Today’s Headlines – July 23, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the international AIDS conference taking place this week in Washington, D.C. The Associated Press: Working Poor Stand At Center Of Medicaid Debate Jose Gallegos’ company eliminated employee health insurance to save money, so when his gut started hurting and his skin took on […]

Today’s Headlines – July 20, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports from the presidential campaign trail and from the health care marketplace. The New York Times: Obama Visits Florida To Win Over Older Voters After weeks of focusing on Mr. Romney’s private-sector business deals, Mr. Obama turned to another front by attacking Republican plans to […]

Today’s Headlines – July 19, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a variety of stories exploring public opinions about the health law, the upcoming election and the Supreme Court. NPR: A Majority Of Voters In NPR Poll Favor Amending, Not Repealing, Health Care Act A new poll done for NPR by a bipartisan polling team shows […]

Today’s Headlines – July 18, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including coverage of a new report that offers a gloomy fiscal forecast for states as they confront rising health care costs, underfunded pensions and a range of other economic challenges. NPR: Could The Health Law End Up Back In Court? Opponents Think So If you thought […]

Today’s Headlines – July 17, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report that concludes that few Americans will pay more as a result of the health law. USA Today: Few Will Pay More Under Health Care Law Though the law is projected to raise more than $800 billion in taxes, fees and penalties over a […]

Today’s Headlines – July 16, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a variety of reports from the past weekend’s meeting of the National Governors Association in Williamsburg, Va., and how the nation’s state executives continue to wrestle with what to do next after the Supreme Court’s decision on the health law’s Medicaid expansion. Los Angeles Times: […]

Today’s Headlines — July 13, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including continuing coverage of how the nation’s governors are handling the high court’s decision allowing states to opt out of the health law’s Medicaid expansion. The New York Times: Lines Are Drawn Over Opting Out Of Medicaid Plan In the weeks since the Supreme Court ruled […]

Today’s Headlines — July 12, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about yesterday’s House vote to repeal the health law. The New York Times: Repeal Of Health Care Law Approved, Again, By House Waging old battles with new zeal, the House passed a bill on Wednesday to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul law less […]

Today’s Headlines — July 11, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the scheduled House vote on repealing the health law as well as how stakeholders — whether it be certain governors or wall street investors — are responding to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Medicaid expansion. Los Angeles Times: Republicans Focus On Repealing, […]

Today’s Headlines — July 10, 2012

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Good morning! Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including findings of a new Washington Post poll indicating Americans remain divided on the health law. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, cracks may be emerging in the Republican’s repeal effort. The Washington Post: Americans Still Divided On Health-Care Reform: Poll Americans are as evenly divided as […]

Today’s Headlines — July 9, 2012

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Good morning! Here are some headlines to get your day going: NPR: GOP To Make 31st Attempt To Repeal Obamacare Act The House Rules Committee takes up a bill Monday called the “Repeal of Obamacare Act.” And just like it says, the bill would wipe away the president’s Affordable Care Act. A vote of the […]

Today’s Headlines — July 3, 2012

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Good morning! Have you caught your breath yet? Here are today’s headlines … Los Angeles Times: Poll Shows Americans Want Battles Over Healthcare Law To Stop In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to largely uphold President Obama’s healthcare law, a majority of Americans now want to put the fight over the Affordable Care […]

Today’s Headlines – July 2, 2012

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Good morning! Reuters/Chicago Tribune: Support For Obama Healthcare Law Rises After Ruling Voter support for President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul has increased following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding it, although majorities still oppose it, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday showed (Zengerle, 7/1). The New York Times/Bloomberg News: Letter From Washington: Next Battleground Of […]