Items Tagged ‘health care reform news’

February 25, 2010

February 24: Health Care Reform News

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Healthcare heavyweights call for reform At times, it’s felt like President Obama is the only one out there trying to resuscitate health care reform after Republican Scott Brown’s Massachusetts Senate victory. But this week, with the president’s health care summit looming on Thursday, some influential organizations are stepping forward with much-needed public support for a […]

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February 2, 2010

February 2: Health Care Reform News

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Top stories   If Health Care Dies, Obama’s Modest Budget Plan B AP/Yahoo News Feb. 1, 2010   The budget released Monday contains lots of respectable ideas to squeeze savings, expand coverage and improve quality, but no ambitious change that launches the nation on a path to health care for all.   Related: Health-Care Overhaul […]

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January 20, 2010

January 20: Health Care Reform News

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Ex-Mayo CEO: Health plan lacking The former head of the Mayo Clinic said the health-reform bills making their way through Congress fall short because they focus too much on insurance reform without emphasizing quality health care.   Denis Cortese, Mayo’s former chief executive officer who now is an Arizona State University faculty member, said that […]

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December 22, 2009

December 22: Health Care Reform News

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Political Notebook: Health overhaul keeps Congress in session This week promises to be a busy one on Capitol Hill as Senate Democrats move ahead with plans to pass a health care reform bill before Christmas.   During the weekend, Democrats announced they had secured the 60 votes needed to block a Republican filibuster of the […]

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December 9, 2009

December 9: Health Care Reform News

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Top stories   Senate May Drop Public Option The Washington Post Dec. 9, 2009   Negotiators strike deal to replace controversial government-run insurance plan in their version of legislation; abortion amendment fails. Related: Reid Says Deal Resolves the Impasse on the Public Option, The New York Times Harry Reid: Democrats Reach ‘Broad Agreement’, Politico Senators […]

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