By Robert Pear for the New York Times – The Obama administration announced Friday that it was scrapping a long-term care insurance program created by the new health care law because it was too costly and would not work. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said she had concluded that premiums would…

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by Julie Rovner for NPR – For Democrats, passing the new health care law may have been the easy part. Now that it’s the law, everything that happens in health care, whether due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or not, is their responsibility. “The Democrats have guaranteed that the American health care…

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The President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), one of Canada’s largest unions, has written President Barack Obama and all members of the U.S. Congress asking them to look past the “malicious misrepresentations and scare tactics” in the current debate over American health care reform and see the true value of…

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Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, said, when asked about the “public option,” “Can you say flat out that it’s just never going to be single-payer health insurance?”: “Oh, I think that’s very much the case. And again, if you want anybody to convince people of that, talk to the single-payer proponents who…

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama set up an executive office for healthcare reform at the White House on Wednesday, saying the overhaul was one of the biggest priorities for the first year of his presidency. Obama issued an executive order that says the U.S. healthcare system “suffers from serious and pervasive problems.” The White…

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR for the Associated Press— WASHINGTON — Democrats are seeking a compromise on a bigger government role in insurance coverage as part of President Barack Obama’s proposed health care overhaul. At issue is whether middle-class workers and families should have the option of a government-sponsored plan that would compete with private insurers. Obama…

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As the new administration takes on the giant task of reforming healthcare, the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care must continue to keep up the heat in support of meaningful reform and the tremendous momentum for the only plan proven to work: Expanded and Improved Medicare for All. So on March 10th, 2009, we will…

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