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Romney repeats his claim of hatred in Obama's campaign updated: Wed Aug 15 2012 16:53:00

President Barack Obama wrapped up a three-day bus tour of Iowa on Wednesday by accusing Mitt Romney of dishonest attacks on his record, while the certain Republican nominee continued to call Obama's re-election effort a hateful divide-and-conquer strategy.

Romney campaign tries to take Medicare away from Obamaupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 10:56:00

The fight to define Paul Ryan is getting more heated by the day. But days after defending against an offensive against his running mate, Mitt Romney's campaign appears to be mounting a counteroffensive.

Fact checking Ryan's Medicare planupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 10:56:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at the attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare proposals and whether they hold up.

Axelrod: Ryan not a Medicare believerupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 17:53:00

Pres. Obama Campaign Senior Advisor David Axelrod discusses his thoughts on Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare

He can afford it, she can't: Couple's health care dilemmaupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 10:38:00

Janet Copeland and her husband, Richard, both say they agree almost all the time, with one exception: The Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's health care legislation.

Obamacare ruling paints different picture of healthupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 21:36:00

The U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark ruling Thursday upholding the controversial, massive reform of health care coverage initiated by President Barack Obama.

Obamacare will help drive down health care costs updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 21:08:00

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate, it's time to focus on what has always been a key goal of health reform: Controlling health care costs.

CNNMoney: Supreme Court: Mandate penalty is taxupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 18:42:00

It walks like a tax and talks like a tax. Therefore it is a tax.

How will the court's ruling affect you?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 13:56:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling will affect patients and doctors going forward.

For cancer patients, health act a lifelineupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:30:00

Thursday is judgment day for the Affordable Care Act, with the U.S. Supreme Court expected to release its long awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the law. Whichever way the Court rules, the decision will be instantly framed in the political context. Its potential impact on the presidential race, on the upcoming Congressional elections and on the trajectory of the political parties will be the subject of endless analysis and debate.

Where in the world can you get universal health care?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:06:00

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling that Obama says will provide up to 30 million additional Americans with health care.

Health care reform: Issues roundup updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 11:15:00

While many changes to Americans' health care outlined in the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don't take effect until 2014, a Supreme Court ruling expected this month could stop those changes from coming at all.

CNNMoney: Health spending growth to stay low, then jumpupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 16:04:00

Total health spending in the United States will grow at near-historic low rates until 2014 and then increase as provisions of the health reform law take effect, according to a government report Tuesday.

CNNMoney: UnitedHealthcare to keep some health care mandatesupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 16:35:00

The nation's largest health insurer promises to continue offering some key mandates of health care reform -- such as coverage of adult dependents up to age 26 -- regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the health care law.

Obama: GOP budget 'a trojan horse'updated: Wed Apr 04 2012 05:23:00

President Obama attacks the GOP campaign platform and the GOP's budget proposal at a luncheon in Washington.

After the mandate, government-run health care would growupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 21:42:00

Suppose the Supreme Court does rule that the health care mandate is unconstitutional? What happens then?

Health care reform and Medicaidupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 16:08:00

Elizabeth Cohen explains how health care reform would affect Medicaid.

U.S. must keep its promise on health careupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 08:06:00

Health coverage is easy to get if you're healthy. The problem is when you're sick or have a history of illness.

House votes to repeal key health care reform provisionupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 13:58:00

Led by its Republican majority, the U.S. House voted Thursday to eliminate from the 2010 health care reform law a proposed advisory board that would recommend how to achieve needed, but as-yet-unreachable Medicare savings.

Health care debate shifts to Medicare panelupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 17:19:00

In the bitter political debate over health care reform two years ago, one of the most contentious issues was a proposed advisory board that would recommend how to achieve needed but as-yet-unreachable Medicare savings.

GOP: $5.3 trillion cuts in 2013 budgetupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 17:41:00

Rep. Paul Ryan and the GOP unveil their 2013 budget, citing $5.3 trillion in spending cuts.

2013 House GOP budget raises 2012 stakesupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 17:41:00

House GOP leaders unveiled a 2013 budget blueprint Tuesday that has little chance of becoming law but draws a clear contrast with Democrats on taxes, spending, and a host of hot-button political issues -- all of which could play a pivotal role in the 2012 campaign.

Stop sex discrimination in health plan costsupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 12:07:00

Women face shocking disparities when buying health insurance on the individual market: In the vast majority of states, nearly all the best-selling plans charge women more than men for the same coverage, a discriminatory practice known as "gender rating."

CNNMoney: Medicare passes on big profits to insurersupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 12:45:00

This has been a volatile year for the stock market. But one sector has been consistently earning a windfall for investors: health insurers that provide private Medicare plans to seniors.

A game changer on Medicare's future?updated: Thu Dec 22 2011 08:05:00

The Paul Ryan-Ron Wyden Medicare reform plan is a political game-changer. Amidst heated gridlock in Washington, Rep. Paul Ryan, a conservative budget hawk, and Sen. Ron Wyden, a respected liberal senator, have reached consensus on vital entitlement reform. Medicare is on the track to insolvency; this could be the bipartisan solution.

Money Magazine: Solving the new Medicare puzzleupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 06:36:00

Thanks to Medicare, there's at least one thing you don't have to worry about in retirement: whether you'll have health insurance. How you'll get it, on the other hand, is another matter.

Obama and Romney health plans: Both borrowed from Richard Nixonupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 09:12:00

Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal President Obama's universal health care law if he is elected president. Critics find his position rather strange, arguing that the plan he helped develop when he was governor of Massachusetts is quite similar in design to the Obama plan. Romney disputes his critics, saying there are important and fundamental differences between the plans. Who is correct?

Mitt Romney's health care visionupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 09:12:00

CNN's Jim Acosta looks at the most recent allegations about Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health care plan.

Money Magazine: Medicare: How much more will they cut?updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 15:33:00

This is the second-part of MONEY's ongoing series on Medicare.

Money Magazine: What no one is telling you about Medicareupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 15:27:00

This Sunday morning, and for every foreseeable Sunday until at least the 2012 elections, the talking-head news shows will be crowded with members of both parties talking about the need to fix out-of-control "entitlements." Politicians like that word. It's safely nonspecific, and we're all a little suspicious of someone who feels entitled.

CNNMoney: Employers bear brunt of health insurance hikesupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 12:18:00

Thank you, boss?: While the annual cost for employee family health insurance jumped 9% this year, employers shouldered the bulk of that increase, according to a new industry survey Tuesday.

Children slipping through health care safety netupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 12:00:00

These are hard times in the United States.

CNNMoney: Number of people without health insurance climbsupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 17:22:00

The number of people who lacked health insurance last year climbed to 49.9 million, up from 49 million in 2009, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: National debt: Why entitlement spending must be reined inupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 08:34:00

Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are three of the government's most popular and relied upon programs.

CNNMoney: Health providers: Debt deal puts seniors at riskupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 19:20:00

Hospital and doctor groups warned Monday that the debt ceiling deal could damage seniors' access to health care if it triggers pay cuts to Medicare providers.

CNNMoney: U.S. will pay for half of all health care costs by 2020updated: Thu Jul 28 2011 17:52:00

The U.S. government will foot the bill for half of all health care costs in the United States by 2020, according to a government report released Thursday.

CNNMoney: Debt ceiling impasse imperils safety netupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 09:10:00

Social Security payments aren't the only federal lifeline that could grind to a halt if the debt ceiling impasse continues beyond Aug. 2.

CNNMoney: Sick kids get legal help from Wal-Martupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 12:49:00

For the first time in its history, the nation's largest retailer Wal-Mart is providing free legal support for patients at the Arkansas Children's Hospital, many of whom are from low income families on Medicaid.

CNNMoney: Death panel? No -- A promising way to control health costsupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 05:54:00

CNNMoney guest columnist Joshua Gordon is the policy director at The Concord Coalition.

House Democrats want shared burden from deficit reduction dealupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 20:21:00

Any deficit reduction deal with Republicans must bolster job growth and spread the burden equally among the wealthy and other segments of society, congressional Democratic leaders said Thursday after talks with President Barack Obama.

Administration says Indiana law violates Medicaid rulesupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 14:50:00

The Obama administration is attempting to block Indiana from enforcing a new law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood.

Senate rejects budget measure containing Medicare overhaulupdated: Thu May 26 2011 05:41:00

In what amounted to political theater rather than legislative action, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a House budget plan that included a controversial provision to overhaul Medicare and also unanimously voted down President Barack Obama's 2012 budget proposal.

Red seat turns blue in New Yorkupdated: Thu May 26 2011 05:41:00

Dems see Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul's upset win in New York as an early test of things to come in 2012.

Republicans' Medicare blunderupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 07:58:00

In town hall meetings being held across the country during Congress' two-week recess, American citizens are filling the ears of Republican legislators with objections to the party's budget plan, particularly proposed changes to Medicare that would replace direct coverage with subsidies for private insurance.

Medicare and Medicaid overhaul fearsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 13:37:00

Proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid have future senior citizens concerned. CNN's Sandra Endo reports.

CNNMoney: Which debt plan do economists favor? Neitherupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 05:43:00

This month, leaders from both parties introduced two major plans to cut the nation's long-term debt. But economists don't like either one. In an exclusive CNNMoney survey, eight out of 18 economists polled said they believed neither President Obama's nor Republican Paul Ryan's plans for deficit reduction are in the best interest of the nation's economy.

'Hands off my Medicare'updated: Fri Apr 15 2011 23:51:00

House Republicans push through a budget blueprint that would overhaul Medicare and Medicaid. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

CNNMoney: Who pays for Obama's Medicare plan? Hint: Not seniorsupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 09:59:00

When it comes to deciding who pays to reduce runaway Medicare costs, President Obama and House Republicans have very different views.

Obama seeks $4 trillion in cuts; GOP assails call for tax hikesupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 10:07:00

President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited deficit reduction plan Wednesday, calling for a mix of spending reductions and tax hikes that the White House claims would cut federal deficits by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without gutting popular programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

CNNMoney: Obama lays out plan for cutting Medicare, Medicaidupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 18:28:00

President Obama unveiled a plan Wednesday to cut Medicare and Medicaid costs, but without slashing benefits for seniors and the needy.

What would the Tea Party cut?updated: Wed Apr 13 2011 15:21:00

In many ways, the debate over taming the nation's spending and deficit beasts can be compared to a family's hand-wringing over what to cut, and what to keep, in tough times. It may be easy to nix "luxuries" like vacations and eating out. But should "essentials" like a car or a home be downsized or gotten rid of to save money?

CNNMoney: The ugly math of Medicareupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 14:14:00

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's 2012 budget resolution turned the floodlights on Medicare, the health care program for seniors that is projected to take increasingly bigger bites out of the federal budget in the coming decades.

Ryan's plan a step -- but in wrong directionupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 10:53:00

This week, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan unveiled his "Path to Prosperity" budget proposal and made some bold claims about what it would do. He said it would bring spending and the deficit under control while stimulating the economy to recover from the recession with amazing speed.

Budget battle continues on Capitol Hillupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 10:53:00

Democrats and Republicans are locked in a stalemate over budget.

Paul Ryan: the Dr. Kevorkian of Medicareupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 13:34:00

Republicans have always hated Medicare, but most Americans have always loved it. Now, led by Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republicans are trying to kill it once and for all.

Fortune: Health care reform can't work without more doctorsupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 13:08:00

Late last month, the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, better known as "health care reform," quietly celebrated its first birthday. The bill has its supporters, including the millions of previously uninsured Americans who will have access to coverage because of it. But its critics have been more vocal, attacking the landmark legislation for "gutting" Medicare, drastically understating the measure's probable cost, and funding a new entitlement with early premiums from still another entitlement for long-term care that's destined to go broke.

CNNMoney: Medicaid reduced by $1 trillion in GOP planupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 21:31:00

House Republicans propose to trim more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade by reworking and cutting Medicaid, a program of public health care coverage for children, pregnant mothers, disabled and poor.

CNNMoney: Where GOP budget would biteupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 19:28:00

Good news: The budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by House Republicans would dramatically reduce the country's long-term debt.

House budget chairman to propose Medicare, Medicaid changesupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 11:54:00

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan said Sunday he will unveil a Republican budget for 2012 this week that proposes dramatic changes to Medicare, Medicaid and other political lightning rods.

Fortune: The business of Obamacareupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 09:39:00

Running one of America's largest health insurers was never easy, but now it's a strategic challenge that will be studied in business schools for years. That's because the industry is about to be revolutionized by the new health care reform law. Yet no one is sure exactly how. At least Humana CEO Michael McCallister has the comfort of knowing his company has remade itself before. Launched 50 years ago as a nursing home operator, it later abandoned that business and became America's largest hospital company before bailing out of that industry in 1993 to focus on insurance. Humana's biggest business now is Medicare Advantage insurance -- essentially enhanced Medicare offered through private companies.

Don't cut Medicaid, fund it betterupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 08:38:00

You can't turn on the news these days without hearing about our budget crisis. We've also been told, over and over, that it's a problem with spending -- we're doing too much of it.

CNNMoney: Health care coverage: Big changes in 2012updated: Thu Mar 10 2011 14:32:00

Come 2012, millions of Americans who get health care coverage through their employer should brace for some big changes.

CNNMoney: Medicaid funding busts state budgetsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 19:04:00

The Obama administration is giving states more flexibility in implementing the health care reform law, but that won't help governors plug one of their biggest immediate budget problems: Runaway Medicaid costs.

CNNMoney: Insurer medical costs falling - 1st time in 10 yearsupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 16:57:00

For the first time in 10 years, the U.S. health insurance industry is expected to report a decline in medical expenses, according to a new report by Weiss Ratings.

CNNMoney: Health care fraud crackdown nets $4 billionupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 12:12:00

The government collected a whopping $4 billion last year -- the largest sum ever recovered in a single year -- through its health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts, according to a new report Monday.

House votes to repeal health care law against long oddsupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 20:06:00

The House of Representatives voted to repeal the Obama administration's signature health-care legislation Wednesday evening, a vote the newly elected Republican majority called a fulfillment of their No. 1 campaign promise.

Pelosi: Health care repeal a no-goupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 20:06:00

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells Wolf Blitzer many in Congress will reject efforts to repeal health care reform.

Holder, Sebelius defend health care reform law after judge's rulingupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 07:39:00

One day after a Virginia federal judge ruled a key part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law was unconstitutional, two members of Obama's administration spoke out publicly defending the law.

Health reform ruled unconstitutionalupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 07:39:00

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli talks about his position on an insurance mandate with CNN's John King.

Pence: Medicare cuts are on the tableupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 09:56:00

Indiana Rep. Mike Pence says he's willing to consider cuts to Medicare and Medicaid to help balance the budget.

Daschle: Health care repeal possible?updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:15:00

Fmr. Senate leader Tom Daschle says repeal of health care reform isn't an option, despite big Republican midterm gains.

GOP won't deal, health care law won't changeupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:15:00

I'm going to get personal here. On the day that health care reform passed its final vote in the House, I posted on my blog a comment titled "Waterloo."

CNNMoney: Health reform's side effect: Scamsupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 08:15:00

Fraud experts say health insurance scams are on the rise as criminals quickly exploit consumers' confusion about how the new health care law changes their insurance coverage.

Obama says health care reform helping people get byupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 06:09:00

Faced with a divided public over his signature legislative achievement, President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the health care reform bill passed in March as important for helping both the government and the American people deal with rising medical costs.

New health care changes are only the beginningupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 15:33:00

After completing his second year of business classes at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, in 2007, Joshua Armstrong decided to take a break from full-time studies.

CNNMoney: Big changes to your health insuranceupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 11:09:00

September 23 marks the six-month anniversary of health reform. It's also the date when several key insurance changes come into effect.

CNNMoney: Number of insured drops for first timeupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 11:43:00

The number of people with health insurance in the United States dropped for the first time in 23 years, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Health costs: They'll spike, then slow downupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 10:40:00

It will be at least five years before health care reform triggers a sustained slowdown in the pace of spending, according to new government estimates released on Thursday.

GOP leader: Truth catches up to Democrats on health careupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 13:43:00

For more than a year, Democrats in Washington have turned a deaf ear to the American people when it comes to health care.

CNNMoney: Medicare gets lifeline from health care reformupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 23:16:00

The newly passed health care law will boost the financial strength of the nation's massive Medicare program, the government said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Insured workers' health costs still risingupdated: Tue May 11 2010 13:55:00

Out-of-pocket costs for the millions of Americans with employer-based health coverage rose again in the past year, although at a slower pace than the year before, according to a new industry report released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Doctors: 5 gripes about the health lawupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 13:56:00

Now that health reform is law, many physicians are complaining that while it may help their patients, it doesn't go far enough to help doctors.

CNNMoney: To fix deficit, Congress needs the will to cutupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 15:39:00

With Congress having passed an expensive new health care plan, it is a good time to ask whether our political system is capable of undertaking major entitlement and tax reform to put the nation on a sustainable fiscal path.

Final piece of health reformupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 09:09:00

President Obama signs the final changes to health care reform into law.

Obama signs health care 'fixes' billupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 09:09:00

President Obama sealed a final victory on his signature domestic priority Tuesday, signing a sweeping package of changes to the newly enacted health care reform law.

Health care reform: How it might work for real peopleupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 11:09:00

About 32 million Americans who don't have health insurance will get access to coverage when the $940 billion health care plan takes effect.

Official: Obama expected to name head of Medicare, Medicaidupdated: Sat Mar 27 2010 19:55:00

President Obama is expected to nominate a Massachussetts pediatrician and Harvard University professor to oversee Medicare and Medicaid, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday.

5 key things to remember about health care reformupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 15:09:00

What? Really? You don't understand the new health care reform legislation? You find yourself confused? If you haven't mastered the minutiae on all 2,309 pages of the health care reform bill signed earlier this week by President Obama, there's nothing wrong with you -- even experts are having a hard time getting a grip on all the details.

Timeline: When health care reform will affect youupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 08:47:00

President Obama signed sweeping health care reform into law Tuesday. The Senate must now pass a package of changes that will reconcile the differences between Senate and House bills. If those changes are worked out, here is how health care reforms will affect you:

Health care: What happens when?updated: Fri Mar 26 2010 08:47:00

President Obama lays out a timeline for what Americans can expect from the new health care law.

CNNMoney: Retired couples need $250,000 for health care costsupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 19:41:00

If you're retiring this year, you will need $250,000 in savings to cover your family's medical expenses during your retirement, Fidelity Investments announced on Thursday.

CNNMoney: Health care: Patients, doctors, insurers reactupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 21:49:00

The House's approval of a measure to reform and revamp the nation's health care system was praised Monday by consumer groups, given mixed reviews by doctors and got a thumbs down from insurers.

Health bill a milestone -- or a mistake?updated: Mon Mar 22 2010 11:32:00

For decades, health care has sparked controversy in American politics. In the 14 months since President Obama took the oath of office, the issue has been debated passionately and exhaustively. With House passage of a sweeping health care bill, CNN.com asked a variety of political and medical experts to comment.

CNNMoney: Kids caught in Medicaid pay crossfireupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 13:07:00

A kid with a fractured leg highlights the problems Dr. Jaquelin Gotlieb's pediatric practice is having with Georgia's Medicaid system.

Obama says White House incorporating GOP ideas into health planupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 17:24:00

President Obama presented a revamped health care reform proposal on Wednesday that may incorporate, according to the White House, a series of Republican ideas that the caucus has advocated in the past.

Health bill is good, now make it betterupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 18:01:00

"Comprehensive health insurance is an idea whose time has come in America. There has long been a need to assure every American financial access to high quality health care. As medical costs go up, that need grows more pressing." -- Republican President Nixon's special message to Congress proposing a "Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan," February 6, 1974

FAQs about health care reformupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 18:17:00

Senate Democrats claimed a major victory this weekend after voting to end debate on their version of the health care bill.

Why health care bill is too big a riskupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 07:33:00

I wanted to support President Obama's health care reforms if I possibly could.

Medical bills bankrupt familyupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 12:49:00

Kerry Burns, financially wiped out after her late son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, talks about bankruptcy reform.

Rx for those bankrupted by medical crisisupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 12:49:00

When 3-year-old Finnegan Burns fell ill with complications from cystic fibrosis, his parents did what any loving parents would do. Kerry and Patrick Burns put their lives on hold to see their son through his medical travails.

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