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Health insurers report slams Baucus bill

Health insurers report slams Baucus bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The day before a U.S. Senate panel votes on healthcare reform, an insurance industry report said a family premium in 2019 could cost $4,000 more than thought.
Dems ditch ad slamming GOP on healthcare

Dems ditch ad slamming GOP on healthcare

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee said it will pull a TV ad using support of some U.S. Republicans to criticize other Republicans on healthcare reform.

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Health cost-cutting measures dropped

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. special interests have been chipping away at cost containment aspects of proposed healthcare reform measures, analysts say.

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GOP: Health reforms burden states

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. states would be unfairly burdened by Democratic Party healthcare reform measures being considered by Congress, a Republican senator says.

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Obama: 'Unprecedented consensus' on reform

Obama: 'Unprecedented consensus' on reform

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday the intense debate over healthcare reform has brought "unprecedented consensus" on the need for reform.

Bishops urge strong language on abortion

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Senior U.S. Catholic bishops say they will oppose healthcare reform legislation unless Congress changes provisions on abortions, among other things.
Panel vote on Baucus health bill Tuesday

Panel vote on Baucus health bill Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Senate Finance Committee will vote Tuesday on its $829 billion healthcare reform package, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said on the Senate floor.

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Healthcare reform

Healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Congressional Budget Office said the healthcare-reform plan of Sen. Max Baucus would cost $829 billion and end up lowering the federal budget deficit.
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Health bill praised for reducing deficit

Health bill praised for reducing deficit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee healthcare reform legislation is the only one of five bills that won't add to the budget deficit, White House analysts say.

Employees to pay more for health insurance

CHICAGO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Employee contributions to healthcare coverage will rise in 2010 no matter what happens with healthcare reform in Washington, a survey indicates.
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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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