Health Care

Universal Orlando Theme Park Resort Will No Longer Offer Health Insurance to Part-Time Employees, Citing ObamaCare

February 20, 2013

“The giant theme-park resort, which generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, began informing employees this month that it will offer health-insurance to part-timers “only until December 31, 2013.”"

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State of the Union Address: President Obama Proposes Medicare Reforms, Including Making Wealthy Seniors Pay More

February 13, 2013

“”And I am open to additional reforms from both parties, so long as they don’t violate the guarantee of a secure retirement. Our government shouldn’t make promises we cannot keep – but we must keep the promises we’ve already made.”"

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Study: In-Vitro Fertilization Linked to Increased Chance of Birth Defects

February 11, 2013

“For couples considering IVF, new research suggesting that it could be to blame for a rise in birth defects over the last 25 years might give pause for thought.”

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Esquire: Navy SEAL Who Killed bin Laden Lost Health Insurance After Leaving the Military

February 11, 2013

“But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation: Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.”

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Defense Secretary Panetta: U.S. Government Still Working Towards Unified Health Record For Soldiers and Veterans

February 8, 2013

“Health records of military personnel are not automatically transferred to the VA once those personnel leave active duty and enter the VA healthcare system.”

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Catholic Bishops Reject President Obama’s Contraceptive Coverage Compromise

February 8, 2013

“But the cardinal, one of the most prominent voices in the American Catholic Church, said new federal rules proposed last week offer only “second-class status” to church-affiliated universities, hospitals and charities by failing to grant them the same full exemption afforded to houses of worship.”

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Records: Compounding Pharmacies Linked to Illness, Contamination, and Safety Concerns For Years

February 8, 2013

“The review found serious problems at three of 15 large-scale compounding pharmacies that dominate the industry. These multimillion-dollar companies mass-produce medications and ship them across state lines.”

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Congressional Budget Office Estimated Cost of Repealing Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate Decreases to $138.3 Billion

February 7, 2013

“The CBO downgraded the cost of repealing the flawed formula from $243.7 billion to $138.3 billion. That significantly lightened the load for lawmakers who agree that they’ve got to scrap the formula but have been gridlocked for years over how to pay for it.”

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New York University Medical Study Searching For Biomarkers of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

February 7, 2013

“It means that for a soldier who, five years after duty in Iraq, still feels “not right,” with symptoms from headaches to sleeping problems to irritability, doctors can only guess at the cause.”

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Promotes School Choice, Tax Simplification, and Strengthening Medicaid & Medicare

February 6, 2013

“Mr. Cantor said the party’s guiding principle will be that “government policy should aim to strike a balance between what is needed to advance the next generation, what we can afford, what is a federal responsibility and what is necessary to ensure our children are safe, healthy and able to reach their dreams.””

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Health Insurance Companies Preparing For 2014 ObamaCare Regulations

February 6, 2013

“Insurers will have to offer a policy to anyone who wants one, regardless of their health, and will not be allowed to charge more in premiums to people with expensive medical conditions.”

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Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder Announces Support for State Medicaid Expansion Under ObamaCare

February 6, 2013

“He said the move will add 320,000 state residents in the first year, and more than 470,000 by 2021, cutting the number of Michigan uninsured almost in half.”

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Analysis: Explanation of ObamaCare’s Call For State-Level Medicaid Expansion

February 6, 2013

“Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act calls on states to expand Medicaid to most Americans earning up to 133 percent of the poverty line. The expansion would revolutionize the program, which in many states is now limited mainly to children, pregnant women and the very old.”

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Ohio Governor John Kasich Becomes Fifth Republican Governor to Expand State Medicaid

February 5, 2013

“Only three Republican governors are pursuing state-run exchanges: Nevada, New Mexico and Idaho. And so far, five Republican governors are pursuing a Medicaid expansion: Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Ohio and North Dakota.”

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Massachusetts State Health Officials Partially or Completely Shut Down 11 Compounding Phramacies

February 5, 2013

“Besides the 11 cease-and-desist orders, public health inspectors said, another 21 pharmacies were cited for minor deficiencies that have since been corrected or are being addressed.”

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