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Massachusetts sees mortality dip in wake of healthcare reform

Massachusetts sees mortality dip in wake of healthcare reform

BOSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Researchers from the Ivy League school suggest that less people are actually dying in the wake of the Bay State's 2006 healthcare reform law.
Brooks Hays

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 23, 2014.
By United Press International
Obama Administration: Insurers must offer equal coverage of same-sex spouses

Obama Administration: Insurers must offer equal coverage of same-sex spouses

March 14 (UPI) -- HHS released a bulletin Friday instructing insurers to offer the same coverage to same-sex spouses as they offer to different-sex married couples.
JC Sevcik
Assessing patient personality more helpful than family history

Assessing patient personality more helpful than family history

DURHAM, N.C., March 13 (UPI) -- Assessing the personalities of patients during routine medical exams could prove as useful as recording their family medical histories, U.S. researchers say.
House Speaker Boehner defends GOP's 'go slow' approach

House Speaker Boehner defends GOP's 'go slow' approach

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner Thursday said congressional Republicans will lead but go slow on immigration, tax reform and healthcare reform.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
By United Press International
President Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 18

President Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama hosts the cast of "The Monuments Men" at a White House screening Tuesday evening, the daily schedule indicates.

Dems say White House didn't sidestep Constitution on Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A Democratic congressman Sunday said President Obama was not exercising undue authority when he delayed the employer mandate of his healthcare reform program.
Smaller businesses get more time for Obamacare decision

Smaller businesses get more time for Obamacare decision

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The employer mandate under the U.S. healthcare reform law has been delayed until 2016 for smaller companies, the federal government said Monday.
GOP lawmaker says Obama ignoring Congress

GOP lawmaker says Obama ignoring Congress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- President Obama still needs to scuttle his healthcare reform plan and come up with a new one acceptable to Republicans, a GOP lawmaker said Sunday.
The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

Healthcare reform is either an economic engine that will lead to an increase in jobs and reduction in the U.S. budget deficit or it's a disincentive for people to work and companies to hire employees, and will drag down the economy.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
ACA will actually reduce unemployment

ACA will actually reduce unemployment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Healthcare reform will reduce the U.S. unemployment rate, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf testified Wednesday.

WH disputes media claims on CBO Obamacare study

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The White House Tuesday disputed claims a Congressional Budget Office study concluded the Affordable Care Act would cost millions of U.S. jobs.

White House vows to help 22,000 with healthcare signup errors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The White House says it will help 22,000 people who say the U.S. HealthCare.gov website made errors in the health plan applications under healthcare reform.
Coburn says he's doing great, despite Obamacare

Coburn says he's doing great, despite Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Tuesday he isn't allowed specialists under the Affordable Care Act, but is still getting "great care."
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President Barack Obama participates in a national tele-town hall meeting at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center with senior citizens to discuss the Affordable Care Act and ways to combat scams targeting seniors in Wheaton, Maryland on June 8, 2010. Secretary of Health and Human Service Kathleen Sebelius was on hand to moderate the questions from seniors. UPI/Gary Fabiano/Pool
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Health care reform is a general rubric used for discussing major health policy creation or changes—for the most part, governmental policy that affects health care delivery in a given place. Health care reform typically attempts to:

The Netherlands has introduced a new system of health care insurance based on risk equalization through a risk equalization pool. In this way, a compulsory insurance package is available to all citizens at affordable cost without the need for the insured to be assessed for risk by the insurance company. Furthermore, health insurers are now willing to take on high risk individuals because they receive compensation for the higher risks .

A 2008 article in the journal Health Affairs suggested that the Dutch health system, which combines mandatory universal coverage with competing private health plans, could serve as a model for reform in the US.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Healthcare Reform."
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