Affordable Care Act

3:42pm

Mon June 4, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Rekindles Conservative Doubts With Pick To Lead White House Transition

Mitt and Ann Romney sit behind Michael Leavitt and his wife Jacqueline at the February 2008 funeral of Gordon B. Hinckley, leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Romney reportedly has chosen Leavitt to lead his transition team.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

With many conservatives already suspecting that he is a conservative of convenience, Mitt Romney apparently hasn't done himself any favors in their eyes with the man he chose to lead his presidential transition.

Politico broke the story Sunday that Romney has chosen Michael Leavitt to oversee the creation of an executive branch in waiting.

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2:28pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Parallel Lives

Obama, Romney On Health Care: So Close, Yet So Far

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 3:24 pm

President Obama is applauded after signing the health care overhaul during a ceremony in the White House on March 23, 2010. Then-Gov. Mitt Romney signs a Massachusetts health care overhaul at Faneuil Hall in Boston on April 12, 2006.
Win McNamee/Boston Globe via Getty Images

From now until November, President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will emphasize their differences. But the two men's lives actually coincide in a striking number of ways. In this installment of NPR's "Parallel Lives" series, a look at one of those similarities: They both signed health care overhaul laws based on an individual mandate.

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8:47am

Thu May 17, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Embattled Hospital Debt Collector Taps Politicians For Defense

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announces a lawsuit against Accretive Health in Jan., saying the company failed to protect the confidentiality of health care records for thousands of Minnesota residents. The charges have widened to include the company's tactics in collecting debts.
Jim Mone AP

2:00pm

Tue May 8, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

These Health Law Bets Are No Figure Of Speech

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 7:43 am

How much would you wager on the constitutionality of the sweeping federal health law?
Images_of_Money Flickr

The stakes are high in the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of the 2010 health law, as countless commentators have observed. In some circles, however, the gambling metaphor has been pushed to its logical conclusion.

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7:40am

Mon April 30, 2012
Health

Farmer’s Union Hopes To Lower Costs Via Health Insurance Co-op

Lindy Wallace, president of the board overseeing the Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative, Inc., with her horse Joe
JW Stephens Colorado Public News

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union says the costs of health insurance have become so high that many people who work in Colorado’s rural areas carry policies that only cover them in case of a dire emergency.

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