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The great health-care debate

The House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system, approving a Senate bill and a separate package of amendments.

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The great health-care debate
Photos | The House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system, approving a Senate bill and a separate package of amendments.
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With House debate set, up to half of people under 65 have preexisting conditions
Article | As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems that are red flags for health insurers, according to an analysis that marks the government's first attempt to quantify the number of people at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or paying more for coverage.
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As House vote nears, pressure builds on the undecided
Article | Rep. Jason Altmire has met with President Obama twice this month and received a phone call from Air Force One. Two planes circled his western Pennsylvania district, trailing banners urging him to vote against the health-care bill. And conservative "tea party" activists confronted him at his offic...
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Health insurers face new federal rules on medical spending
Article | The Obama administration issued far-reaching rules Monday to carry out a controversial promise that the new health-care law makes to consumers: insurers must spend at least $4 out of $5 they collect through premiums on direct medical services and other means to improve Americans' health.
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'Tea party' protesters accused of spitting on lawmaker, using slurs
Article | Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said that racial epithets were hurled at them Saturday by angry protesters who had gathered at the Capitol to protest health-care legislation, and one congressman said he was spit upon. The most high-profile openly gay congressman, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Ma...
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New health-care law constitutional, federal judge rules
Article | A federal judge in Michigan ruled Thursday that the new health-care overhaul law is constitutional, rejecting an argument that Congress lacked the power to create the legislation's "individual mandate," which requires virtually all Americans to purchase health insurance.
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Opponents present case against Obama's health-care law in 20-state lawsuit
Article | PENSACOLA, FLA. - A year ago, thousands of Americans were so enraged by the pending health-care overhaul bill that they packed their Congress members' summer town hall meetings, transforming the annual political rituals into emotional screaming matches.
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Obama Faces 'Scare Tactics' Head-On
Article | PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 11 -- President Obama began a personal effort Tuesday to reclaim momentum for his health-care initiative with a direct rebuttal of what he called "scare tactics," rumors and misrepresentations.
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Insuring Your Health: What will change under the new law
Article | For many years, Ric and Jill Lathrop held their breath when the annual open enrollment period for their health insurance plan rolled around. Their two boys, now 12 and 14, both have severe hemophilia, and each needs twice-weekly injections of a blood clotting replacement factor that costs roughly...
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Idea to use maneuver to pass health-care bill without a vote draws GOP fire
Article | An obscure parliamentary maneuver favored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suddenly ignited Tuesday as the latest tinder in the year-long partisan strife over reshaping the nation's health-care system, triggering debate over the strategy's legitimacy and political wisdom.
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Health insurance law covers people with preexisting medical conditions
Article | This summer, new health insurance programs aimed at people with preexisting medical conditions began accepting applications across the country. The plans target one of the key promises of the health-care overhaul: Everyone, even people with checkered medical histories that may make them uninsurab...
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CBO says health care repeal would deepen deficit
Article | Rescinding the federal law to overhaul the health-care system, the first objective of House Republicans who ascended to power this week, would ratchet up the federal deficit by about $230 billion over the next decade and leave 32 million more Americans uninsured, according to congressional budget...
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Health insurance changes take effect
Article | Thursday marked six months since the nation's health-care overhaul bill was signed into law, and a number of consumer protections provided by the legislation took effect.
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Obama Pushes Insurance Reforms
Article | BELGRADE, Mont., Aug. 14 -- President Obama on Friday promised a new era of protections against insurance companies that drop customers when medical crises hit and said people who already have coverage would be among the biggest beneficiaries of his plans to revamp the health-care system.
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Health care law fact check: Medicaid, health spending, and abortion myths and missteps
Article | The debate that preceded passage of the health-care overhaul has returned as a heated issue in the midterm elections. Politicians and advocacy groups seeking repeal of the law are making dramatic claims about its cost and effects. How valid are they? We evaluate some of the most common criticisms.
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Obama to sign health-care bill into law Tuesday
Article | President Obama will sign landmark health-care legislation into law Tuesday without waiting for the Senate to deal with a package of revisions that was also approved by the House late Sunday, administration officials said.
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'Tea party' protesters accused of spitting on lawmaker, using slurs
Article | Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said that racial epithets were hurled at them Saturday by angry protesters who had gathered at the Capitol to protest health-care legislation, and one congressman said he was spit upon. The most high-profile openly gay congressman, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Ma...
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State officials divided on meaning of judge's health-care ruling
Article | A day after a federal judge struck down the government's plan to overhaul the health-care system, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a stern statement: "This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead," and that his state "was relieved of any obligations or duti...
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The great health-care debate
Photos | The House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system, approving a Senate bill and a separate package of amendments.
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Federal judge to rule Monday on constitutionality of health-care overhaul
Article | A federal judge in Virginia is expected to rule Monday on the constitutionality of the nation's health-care overhaul.

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