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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 13, 2011 Book Challenges Obama on Mother’s Deathbed Fight
QUOTE: The White House on Wednesday declined to challenge an account in a new book that suggests that President Obama, in his campaign to overhaul American health care, mischaracterized a central anecdote about his mother’s deathbed dispute with her insurance company.
New York Times Jun 08, 2011 Judges Weigh Limits of Health Law’s Powers
QUOTE: The law, the Affordable Care Act, enacted in March 2010, aims to insure 32 million Americans by mandating that most people obtain health insurance, subsidizing policies for the poor and requiring that insurers accept even those with pre-existing health problems....Among 31 separate legal challenges to the law, five cases have yielded decisions on the merits from lower-level district court judges.
New York Times Feb 01, 2011 States Diverge on How to Deal With Health Care Ruling
QUOTE: in a few states that are party to the litigation, Republican governors and attorneys general declared the expansive health care law effectively null as a result of the judge’s ruling. They suggested they would suspend planning and implementation until appeals courts could rule...
New York Times Dec 13, 2010 Judge Voids Key Element of Obama Health Care Law
QUOTE: The judge, Henry E. Hudson of Federal District Court in Richmond, said the law’s requirement that most Americans obtain insurance exceeded the regulatory authority granted to Congress under the Commerce Clause... “Neither the Supreme Court nor any federal circuit court of appeals has extended Commerce Clause powers to compel an individual to involuntarily enter the stream of commerce by purchasing a commodity in the private market.”
New York Times Jul 31, 2010 Missouri Voters to Have Say on Health Care Law
QUOTE: For all its symbolic import, the first plebiscite on the Obama health care law, to be held Tuesday in Missouri, seems likely to be a low-turnout affair among an electorate dominated by Republican primary voters and conservative activists.
New York Times Jul 27, 2010 Texas Battles Health Law Even as It Follows It
QUOTE: There are more uninsured residents of Texas — 6.1 million and counting — than there are people in 33 states. The state’s elected officials might be expected, therefore, to cheer a federal health care law that is likely to deliver billions of dollars from Washington to Austin and cover millions of low-income Texans.Instead, the Republican political leadership has greeted the law and its anticipated costs with open hostility, leaving policy makers to move forward with a complex set of changes even as the governor, attorney general and ranking legislators rage against it.
New York Times May 27, 2010 In Ultrasound, Abortion Fight Has New Front
QUOTE: With backing from anti-abortion groups, which argue that sonograms can help persuade women to preserve pregnancies, 20 states have enacted laws that encourage or require the use of ultrasound....“You don’t just walk into one of these places like you’re getting your nails done,” she said. “I think we’re armed with enough information to make adult decisions without being emotionally tortured.”
New York Times Apr 16, 2010 In Hospital Decision, Obama Finds Safe Ground on Gay Rights
QUOTE: President Obama has found a way to support gay rights that least offends those who oppose them. Allowing same-sex partners the same rights as straight couples to visit and make medical decisions for their hospitalized loved ones enjoys broad public backing, even as the country remains polarized over the question of marriage rights for gay men and lesbians.
New York Times Sep 13, 2009 U.S. Cost-Saving Policy Forces New Kidney Transplant
QUOTE: Although the government regularly pays $100,000 or more for kidney transplants, it stops paying for anti-rejection drugs after only 36 months.
New York Times Aug 27, 2009 Dealing With Being the Health Care ‘Villains’
QUOTE: Humana workers and executives said the [insurance] industry tended to absorb blows that should be directed elsewhere.
New York Times Jul 29, 2009 Texas Hospital Flexing Muscle in Health Fight
QUOTE: One of the largest sources of campaign contributions to Senate Democrats during this year’s health care debate is a physician-owned hospital [Doctors Hospital at Renaissance] in one of the country’s poorest regions that has sought to soften measures that could choke its rapid growth.
New York Times Jun 03, 2009 Slump Pushing Cost of Drugs Out of Reach
QUOTE: Even with the Medicare drug benefit, even with the prevalence of low-cost generics, even with loss-leader discounting by big chains, many Americans still find themselves unable to afford the prescription medications that manage their life-threatening conditions....the recession has heightened the struggle.
New York Times May 06, 2009 Government Reports Criticize Health Care System
QUOTE: Two annual government reports released Wednesday show that progress in improving the quality of health care and narrowing health disparities among ethnic groups remains agonizingly slow, and that patient safety may actually be declining.
New York Times Jun 10, 2008 Doctors Miss Cultural Needs, Study Says
QUOTE: The lead author of the study said in an interview that he attributed the differences less to overt racism than to a systemic failure to tailor treatments to patients’ cultural norms. The problem, said the author, Dr. Thomas D. Sequist, an assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, may be that physicians do not discriminate in the way they counsel patients.
New York Times May 18, 2008 Doctors Say ‘I’m Sorry’ Before ‘See You in Court’
QUOTE: For decades, malpractice lawyers and insurers have counseled doctors and hospitals to “deny and defend.” Many still warn clients that any admission of fault, or even expression of regret, is likely to invite litigation and imperil careers. But with providers choking on malpractice costs and consumers demanding action against medical errors, a handful of prominent academic medical centers, like Johns Hopkins and Stanford, are trying a disarming approach.
New York Times May 10, 2008 Illegal Farm Workers Get Health Care in Shadows
QUOTE: The people [immigrants] need help because they are in the United States illegally and because they are poor. Few have health insurance, but the backbreaking nature of their work, along with the toxicity of American poverty, insure that many are ailing.
New York Times Feb 18, 2008 Study Finds Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance
QUOTE: [Authors of a new study say] that “individuals without private insurance are not receiving optimum care in terms of cancer screening or timely diagnosis and follow-up with health care providers.” Advanced-stage diagnosis, they wrote, “leads to increased morbidity, decreased quality of life and survival and, often, increased costs.”
New York Times Nov 27, 2007 In Hospice Care, Longer Lives Mean Money Lost
QUOTE: Over the last eight years, the refusal of patients to die according to actuarial schedules has led the federal government to demand that hospices exceeding reimbursement limits repay hundreds of millions of dollars to Medicare.
New York Times Nov 27, 2007 Atlanta Hospital Moves to Unburden Itself of Debt
QUOTE: Advocates for patients have warned that the hospital would become less responsive to community needs if it was operated by a less political board. But with few other options and Grady’s fiscal condition worsening, the authority felt it had little choice.
New York Times Nov 25, 2007 Massachusetts Faces a Test on Health Care
QUOTE: A year after Massachusetts became the only state to require that individuals have health coverage, residents face deadlines to sign up or lose their personal tax exemption, worth $219 on next year’s state income tax returns. More than 200,000 previously uninsured residents have enrolled, but state officials estimate that at least that number, and perhaps twice as many, have not.
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