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Drug prices to plummet | BenefitsPro

Drug prices to plummet | BenefitsPro.

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How to read your medical bill

Medical bills are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to read. And charges from clinics and hospitals tend to be lumped together instead of itemized – making it very difficult to see exactly what you are paying for. With many medical … Continue reading

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Administration Unveils New Rules For Employer-Sponsored Plans

The Los Angeles Times (6/15) reports, “The Obama administration Monday announced new regulations to discourage companies from scaling back their health benefits, a goal Democrats described as a top priority of the new healthcare law. These rules may have a … Continue reading

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As Obama Unveils Health Reform Plan, GOP Cries Foul

Media coverage of President Obama’s healthcare proposal (which included reports on all three network newscasts) generally gives it little chance of becoming law. The plan was swiftly confronted with GOP charges that it amounts to a “government takeover” that “slashes … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats lose healthcare test vote

In a 53-47 vote, the Senate Wednesday dealt what media reports are describing as a blow to President Obama’s plans for healthcare reform. While the procedural vote concerned a popular Medicare bill to increase payments to doctors by $247 billion, … Continue reading

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Summary of the America’s Healthy Choices Act

On October 13, 2009, the Senate Finance Committee approved Senator Max Baucus’s (D-Montana) health care bill, the America’s Healthy Future Act, by a vote of 14 to 9. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) was the only Republican to vote with the … Continue reading

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Who Denies the Highesr Percent of Claims? Medicare

Chart is from the 2008 Health Insurance Report Card released by the American Medical Association

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White House, some Democrats downplay public option.

As the President continued his call for action and compromise on healthcare reform over the weekend, his top spokesman, Robert Gibbs, appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and echoed Obama’s statements that the so-called public option is not a … Continue reading

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Obama rallies Congress to come together, pass healthcare reform

President Obama’s speech to Congress is generating mostly glowing media reviews. While some argue the President failed to provide a sufficient level of detail on his healthcare reform views, his delivery is earning widespread media praise, with a number of … Continue reading

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On eve of Obama speech, Democratic divide on public option appears to deepen

Coverage of the run-up to President Obama’s speech to Congress tends to focus on the “public option” debate, and reflects statements from key Democrats that suggest the intra-party split on that issue presents a growing challenge for the President. The … Continue reading

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