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Obama schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 18

Obama schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 18

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meets with some mothers Wednesday to discuss how healthcare reform could aid their families, the White House said.

Report: Obama held up new rules in 2012 election run-up

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The White House held off on enacting a series of rules last year in order to avoid political flak around the elections, Obama administration officials said.
Obama: ACA 'product is good; it's affordable'

Obama: ACA 'product is good; it's affordable'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama paraphrased Vice President Joe Biden, telling an audience of young leaders the Affordable Care Act is "a big deal."
Obama blasts income inequality, lack of opportunity

Obama blasts income inequality, lack of opportunity

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Wednesday hammered what he called income inequality in the United States, touting healthcare reform as a defense against inequality.
Obama: 'We're not going back' on healthcare reform

Obama: 'We're not going back' on healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said Tuesday the Obamacare website is handling "high traffic" as researchers said it will cost less than expected to implement healthcare reform.

Cost and benefits of plans a key to Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- One of the authors of President Obama's healthcare reform plan said Sunday that people buying individual insurance will still be able to purchase better plans.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Obama says should have anticipated tough healthcare reform rollout

Obama says should have anticipated tough healthcare reform rollout

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama told U.S. business executives Tuesday he should have anticipated political opposition would make rolling out healthcare reform more difficult.

Report: Dubious firm in middle of healthcare Web site project

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The roster of companies that worked on the wobbly "Obamacare" Web site includes one firm with a dubious record on government IT projects, records showed.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Sen. Ted Cruz offers softer profile on the 'Tonight Show'

Sen. Ted Cruz offers softer profile on the 'Tonight Show'

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told NBC's Jay Leno his seemingly abrasive style was part of the job of being part of the loyal opposition in Congress.
GOP accuses Obama of 'betrayal' in claims about healthcare law

GOP accuses Obama of 'betrayal' in claims about healthcare law

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- President Obama has betrayed the American public by making promises about the Affordable Care Act that haven't come true, an Indiana congressman said Saturday.
Appeals court strikes down ACA contraceptive mandate

Appeals court strikes down ACA contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court in Washington Friday struck down part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling mandated coverage of contraception "trammels" religious freedom.

Poll: Majority want ACA to remain as is or made stronger

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Most Americans favor the Affordable Care Act or want it strengthened but nearly half say the government is doing poorly in implementing it, a poll indicates.
Sen. Ted Cruz's father in 2012: Send Obama 'back to Kenya'

Sen. Ted Cruz's father in 2012: Send Obama 'back to Kenya'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said remarks by Cruz's father that President Obama should go "back to Kenya" were taken out of context.
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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.

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