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President Barack Obama is turning his attention back to his signature health care bill and trying to win over the most skeptical constituency: seniors. Obama was set to pitch the bill at a senior center in Wheaton, Md., on Tuesday. The event will be broadcast live and seniors will be able to listen by phone… Continue Reading Obama pitching seniors on health bill

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People upset with the new health care law are rallying to support Colorado’s attorney general, who has angered some by joining a national lawsuit challenging the overhaul. Tea party supporters planned to deliver 10,000 signatures of support for Republican Attorney General John Suthers Wednesday. Earlier this month, progressive advocacy group ProgressNow Colorado delivered signatures calling… Continue Reading Health lawsuit supporters defend Colo. AG

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Small businesses will be able to pool together to buy insurance under the new federal health-care legislation passed earlier this month. By no later than 2014, states will have to set up small-business health options programs, or SHOP exchanges, where small businesses will be able to pool together to buy insurance at presumably lower premiums… Continue Reading Buying pool could help small firms with insurance

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Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, a Democrat, has launched a bid to unseat Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, a Republican. Continue Reading Boulder Co. prosecutor runs for attorney general

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Alone in a meeting room, trustees of the Alabama Dental Association complained about Sarrell Dental Center, a nonprofit corporation that treats thousands of needy children on Medicaid. In a rambling exchange, leaders of the 1,800-member professional organization said they were concerned about Sarrell’s quality of care, and they lamented that for-profit dentists face tough business… Continue Reading Ala. dental spat may foreshadow Obama plan effects

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A liberal activist group plans to deliver petitions to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers opposing his decision to join a national lawsuit to block a federal law overhauling health care. ProgressNow Colorado says it will take petitions signed by more than 7,000 Coloradans to Suthers’ office Thursday. The online petition demands that Suthers “stop wasting… Continue Reading Liberal group petitions state health care suit

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Love it or hate it, President Obama signed into law this week the most ambitious health care reform program this nation has ever seen. It was without a doubt an historical event, and it was without doubt a controversial event, one that capped one of the longest and fiercest bouts of partisan wrangling our nation… Continue Reading Health care reform could offer help for rural areas

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Uncompensated care has been a drag on Memorial Health System’s bottom line for years, but that could change once the Obama administration’s health care reforms take effect and more people become insured. Assuming a best-case scenario, the two-hospital system’s performance could improve by as much as $33 million a year under the legislation passed by… Continue Reading Health reform has a nice financial ring for Memorial

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Today President Barack Obama signed into law a landmark health care reform bill, presiding over the biggest shift in U.S. domestic policy since the 1960s and capping a divisive, yearlong debate that could define the November congressional elections. The law will bring near-universal coverage to a wealthy country in which tens of millions of people are… Continue Reading Obama signs landmark health care reform bill

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Attorneys general from 13 states sued the federal government Tuesday, claiming the landmark health care overhaul is unconstitutional just seven minutes after President Barack Obama signed it into law. The lawsuit was filed in Pensacola after the Democratic president signed the bill the House passed Sunday night. “The Constitution nowhere authorizes the United States to… Continue Reading 13 attorneys general sue over health care overhaul

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