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Sen. Mitch McConnell seeks to delay major Obamacare reform

By Sharon Begley (Reuters) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on the Obama administration to delay the October 1 opening of exchanges where uninsured Americans will be able to buy health insurance until the U.S. government can guarantee the protection of people’s personal data. The exchanges, a…

Life-saving transplant denied and health insurance canceled over 26-cent shortfall

Twenty-six cents almost cost Sergio Branco his life. Twenty-six cents. Most of us could scrape that up from under our couch cushions or on the floor of a car. Sergio Branco has 26 cents, too. The question was whether or not he would be permitted to…  …

Obamacare supporters challenge tea party congressman at town hall

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — attended a town hall meeting held by five-term Republican congressman Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC) on Thursday. According to Think Progress, many of the pro-Obamacare attendees would not have health insurance without the program and they demanded to know…

Federal judge overturns Missouri law blocking Obamacare contraception mandate

A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law that was intended to allow employers to ignore a federal government mandate that required all businesses to provide contraception coverage in health insurance plans. In her ruling last week, U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig pointed out that federal law overrides state…

Low-budget super PAC goes after ‘Obamacare’ with horror movie videos

A health insurance brokier and unsuccessful congressional candidate has founded a super PAC called “Occupy Obamacare” and begun producing videos that use bizarre, horror-movie imagery to attack the Affordable Care Act. “I’m going to run a whole campaign around this one law because I know I have a better solution,”…

Bachmann: ‘Not true’ that people go without insurance because of the cost

Rep. Michele Bachmann insisted this week that the reason 40 million Americans “choose” not to buy health care insurance has nothing to do with the cost. Speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity after attending Supreme Court arguments on Wednesday, the former Republican presidential candidate said that the Obama administration…

Supreme Court set for key health overhaul hearing

Amid anticipation akin to a major sports event, the US Supreme Court begins hearing arguments Monday on President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform, a case with huge implications for the nation and 2012 elections. The nine justices of America’s highest court meet for an unprecedented three days of arguments on different aspects of…

Public camps at U.S. high court for health hearing

A dozen people camped out in front of the US Supreme Courtovernight into Saturday to make sure they would get a first glimpse of a historic hearing into the president’s health reform law next week. About 50 seats have been reserved for the public in the courtroom to hear the Supreme Court’s…

Supreme Court poised for landmark health care battle

There are a few things both sides agree on in the coming supreme court battle over Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reforms. One of them is that it is likely to prove the most politically significant constitutional decision in years, and the outcome could shape the future of Obama’s presidency. For…

Women charged $1 billion more than men for health care: report

The National Women’s Law Center released a report Monday morning that found health insurance companies have charged women $1 billion more than men for the same premium coverage, leading to the organization launching a campaign for women to fight against discriminatory practices. The report, Turning to Fairness: Insurance discrimination against…

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