News tagged with barack obama

A break for smokers? Glitch may limit penalties

(AP)—They have to huddle outside office buildings and they can't get their nicotine fix by lighting up on airplanes. But now smokers may catch a break from a glitch in President Barack Obama's health care law.

Jul 09, 2013
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US delays health care law mandate until 2015

President Barack Obama's administration announced Tuesday it will not enforce part of the federal health care law until 2015, delaying penalties on employers who do not provide health insurance for workers.

Jul 03, 2013
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Big gap looms for poor in Obama health care law

(AP)—President Barack Obama's historic promise of health insurance for nearly all U.S. residents looks unlikely to be fulfilled as envisioned—with nearly two in three uninsured low-income people who would ...

Jul 01, 2013
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'Obamacare' improves Medicare funding outlook

Funding for Medicare health insurance has improved due to health care reforms, but the US Social Security trust fund was still expected to run out in 2033, the government reported Friday.

Jun 01, 2013
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After a decade, global AIDS program looks ahead

(AP)—The decade-old law that transformed the battle against HIV and AIDS in developing countries is at a crossroads. The dream of future generations freed from the epidemic is running up against an era ...

May 21, 2013
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House GOP withdraws health care proposal

(AP)—House Republicans have put off a vote on legislation to rescue a main feature of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul—affordable coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions—after it ran into ...

Apr 24, 2013
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White House threatens veto on GOP health bill

(AP)—The White House is threatening to veto a Republican bill that would shore up one part of President Barack Obama's health care law by siphoning funds from another part.

Apr 24, 2013
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Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

(AP)—President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill to help prevent unwanted pregnancies. But fighting that battle in court, after a ...

Apr 06, 2013
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