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Cruz says Obama should apologize in speech

Cruz says Obama should apologize in speech

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday President Barack Obama should apologize to Americans in this week's State of the Union speech.
WH spokesman Carney: Obamacare worth it, even if it loses Senate

WH spokesman Carney: Obamacare worth it, even if it loses Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Sunday the U.S. healthcare reform law known as Obamacare was "worth it, no matter what happens politically."

Target to drop health insurance for part-time workers

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. retail giant Target Corp. said that due to the healthcare law it would discontinue health insurance options for part-time workers.
Obama signs bill to fund government through Saturday

Obama signs bill to fund government through Saturday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- President Obama Wednesday signed into law a stopgap spending measure to fund the federal government through Saturday so senators can pass the U.S. budget.
The Issue: Extended unemployment benefits -- when will Congress act?

The Issue: Extended unemployment benefits -- when will Congress act?

The surprising Christmas agreement that produced the first federal budget resolution in years may have lulled the casual observer into thinking Washington pols were ready to shut up and play nice.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
U.S. healthcare rate of growth at 53-year low

U.S. healthcare rate of growth at 53-year low

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Total U.S. healthcare spending in 2012 increased by 3.7 percent -- 0.4 percentage points higher than in 2011 -- the lowest rate since 1960, U.S. officials say.

Mitt Romney sees Obamacare as broken campaign promise

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney said he wished he knew during the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign what he knows now about President Obama's healthcare reform program.
The Issue: Which taxpayers get best ROI on healthcare tax dollar?

The Issue: Which taxpayers get best ROI on healthcare tax dollar?

Taxpaying residents in states expanding Medicaid coverage to accommodate the sweeping 2010 healthcare reform law could see a return on their investments of up to $5.11 for every additional dollar in income taxes they'll pay to fund the Affordable Care Act, a WalletHub.com report found.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
The Issue: Obamacare -- what deadline?

The Issue: Obamacare -- what deadline?

With the first of the year just days off, the full impact of healthcare reform is poised to kick in but whether it will achieve U.S. President Barack Obama's vision of affordable protection for all still is an open question.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

Senator urges delaying Obamacare penalties until 2015

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The United States needs to be flexible in 2014 to give healthcare reform time to establish itself and make any necessary changes, a Democratic senator said.
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Obama: Affordable Care Act is working despite problems

Obama: Affordable Care Act is working despite problems

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday defended his decision to extend hardship exemptions to some individual policyholders under the Affordable Care Act.
Healthcare executives say Obamacare will cut costs

Healthcare executives say Obamacare will cut costs

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Some in politics and media say the Affordable Care Act will fail, but top U.S. healthcare executives say healthcare will improve, a survey says.
Higher medical costs, not 'Obamacare,' boost insurance premiums

Higher medical costs, not 'Obamacare,' boost insurance premiums

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Although the Affordable Care Act has been blamed for increased health insurance premiums, little is attributed to healthcare reform, U.S. researchers say.
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Healthcare Reform
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
Wiki

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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Healthcare Reform."
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