News tagged with health care legislation

The constitutionality of health care reform

President Obama’s health care reform legislation has been the subject of lively political and legal debate. Many lawsuits have been filed to prevent the implementation of the legislation. These lawsuits claim that ...

Feb 15, 2011
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Landmark health bill passes House on close vote

(AP) -- The Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed far-reaching health care legislation, handing President Barack Obama a hard-won victory on his chief domestic priority though the road ahead in the Senate promises ...

Nov 08, 2009
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US court deals blow to Obama health care law

A US court has dealt a new blow to the health care reform law seen as President Barack Obama's proudest domestic achievement, declaring its centerpiece provision unconstitutional.

Aug 12, 2011
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Obama hails 60th Senate vote for health care

(AP) -- Jubilant Democrats locked in Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson as the 60th and decisive vote for historic health care legislation Saturday, putting President Barack Obama's signature issue firmly on a path for Christmas Eve ...

Dec 19, 2009
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Health Care bill clears key Senate test

(AP) -- Landmark health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama passed its sternest Senate test in the pre-dawn hours early Monday, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its ...

Dec 21, 2009
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US law to make calorie counts hard to ignore

(AP) -- A requirement tucked into the massive U.S health care bill will make calorie counts impossible for thousands of restaurants to hide and difficult for consumers to ignore. More than 200,000 fast food and other chain ...

Mar 23, 2010
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Obama announces agreement with drug companies

(AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday welcomed the pharmaceutical industry's agreement to help close a gap in Medicare's drug coverage, calling the pact a step forward in the push for overhaul of the nation's health care ...

Jun 22, 2009
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5 Americans: How health care law affects them

(AP) -- A couple on Medicare got a rebate check to help with prescription drug costs. A Chicago man with diabetes got health insurance through a new government program. And a Philadelphia businessman is hoping his company ...

Feb 03, 2011
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Senate panel OKs middle-of-the-road health plan

(AP) -- With support from a lone Republican, a key Senate committee Tuesday approved a middle-of-the-road health care plan that moves President Barack Obama's goal of wider and affordable coverage a giant step closer to ...

Oct 13, 2009
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