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      April 28, 2016

      Markets Live: Thursday, 28th April, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:04 on 28 Apr 2016. Participants in this session were: Bryce Elder BEHi. Welcome...

    2. April 19, 2016

      UnitedHealth quits most Obamacare exchanges

      Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reforms have been dealt a blow by UnitedHealth, the US’s biggest private insurer,...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2016

      Markets Live: Friday, 1st April, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:01 on 1 Apr 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    2. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2016

      Productivity and innovation stagnation, past and future: an epic compendium of recent views

      Maybe you’re aware that productivity growth has been abysmal in recent years. Maybe you’ve even read Robert Gordon’s...

    3. February 7, 2016

      No free lunches but plenty of cheap ones

      Tradeoffs have long been at the centre of economics. The aphorism “there is no such thing as a free lunch” captures a...

    4. January 27, 2016

      Obamacare markets face fresh troubles

      From Donald Trump to Ted Cruz to Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential contenders are united in wanting to tear down...

    5. November 19, 2015

      UnitedHealth warns it may quit Obamacare

      UnitedHealth, the largest US health insurer, on Thursday dealt a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s signature...

    6. November 6, 2015

      US Supreme Court to review Obamacare over contraception

      The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge against President Barack Obama’s healthcare law and its mandate...

    7. July 8, 2015

      US health insurers rush to consolidate after Obamacare ruling

      Obamacare is here to stay. That, at least, is the conclusion of US health insurers, who have embarked on a round of...

    8. June 26, 2015

      Justices shape US direction for decades

      Long after President Barack Obama leaves office, long after new justices are appointed to the US Supreme Court and long...

    9. June 25, 2015

      Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

      The US Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a huge victory, upholding a core component of his...

    10. June 22, 2015

      States rattled as ruling looms on Obama healthcare reforms

      Deep in southwest Georgia, where peeling verandas, peanut farms and watermelon stands dot the weathered landscape,...

    11. June 9, 2015

      Obama moves to convince sceptical public on healthcare overhaul

      President Barack Obama tried to convince a still sceptical public that his healthcare overhaul has transformed access...

    12. April 20, 2015

      US insurance start-up valued at $1.5bn

      Oscar, a New York start-up with ambitions to transform the US health insurance landscape, has attracted the backing of...

    13. March 29, 2015

      US healthcare costs starting to rise, say experts

      For Barack Obama it has been an economic godsend. With his healthcare reforms under assault in both Congress and the...

    14. March 9, 2015

      Mayo Clinic and the teleconference that saves lives

      Larry Lee came close to death when a bloodclot lodged in his brain last year while walking his dog in rural Minnesota....

    15. March 4, 2015

      US health reforms head for Supreme Court cliffhanger

      Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation could be heading for another cliffhanger verdict at the US Supreme...

    16. March 4, 2015

      Future of US healthcare law hangs on a single phrase

      Since its passage in 2010, the healthcare reform law known as “Obamacare” has survived unwavering opposition from...

    17. November 7, 2014

      Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obama healthcare law

      President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform is heading back to the US Supreme Court, which agreed to hear a...

    18. October 26, 2014

      Obamacare’s drip-fed success

      Until recently it was seen as the political equivalent of Ebola. Yet President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act –...

    19. October 17, 2014

      Ebola is turning US politics upside down

      The Ebola virus has spread from Africa to the US, and that is producing noticeable changes in the American body...

    20. October 8, 2014

      Walmart axes health insurance for 28,000 part-timers

      Rising costs linked to President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform have prompted Walmart, the US’s biggest retailer, to...

    21. July 16, 2014

      US recovery could test healthcare gains

      Hopes that the US is finally tackling its most difficult long-term fiscal challenge – the growth in healthcare spending...

    22. May 21, 2014

      US healthcare law encourages drug M&A

      The primary goal of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law was to increase the number of Americans with health...

    23. April 14, 2014

      Healthcare law to cost less than thought

      Barack Obama’s healthcare law will cost the US government less than previously thought, helping to cut the budget...

    24. April 11, 2014

      Bruised Obama picks new leader for healthcare reform

      The rocky five-year tenure of Kathleen Sebelius as US health secretary has ended with Barack Obama showering praise on...

    25. April 3, 2014

      Why Obamacare is a civil rights issue

      One of the pleasures of watching old movies again is that sometimes you see something new. Such was the case recently...

    26. April 2, 2014

      The lasting legacy of Obamacare

      Amid deep scepticism, President Barack Obama’s administration this week achieved its target of signing up 7m people on...

    27. April 1, 2014

      Obamacare numbers top seven million

      Four years after it passed into law, the signature social reform of Barack Obama’s presidency has finally paid...

    28. March 28, 2014

      Surge in Obamacare enrolments to 6m may come too late

      In between an audience with Pope Francis, a meeting with Italian leaders and a tour of the Colosseum, President Barack...

    29. February 11, 2014

      Obama delays part of health reform implementation

      The Obama administration has delayed the implementation of another part of its troubled landmark health reform, giving...

    30. February 6, 2014

      Obamacare and the effect on jobs

      Republicans have long argued that President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform will be a “jobs killer”. This week the...

    31. February 4, 2014

      US deficit falls but long-term picture is bleak, says CBO

      The US budget deficit will fall to 3 per cent of economic output this year, close to the pre-crisis norm, the...

    32. January 29, 2014

      Republicans challenge Obama on US healthcare reform

      The Republican party sought to turn attention back to the botched rollout of the Obama administration’s new healthcare...

    33. January 17, 2014

      US explores ‘end game’ in tobacco control

      The Obama administration will redouble its efforts to crack down on smoking and explore “end game” policies that could...

    34. December 29, 2013

      US healthcare reforms face New Year’s day test

      The Obama administration will mark January 1 as a milestone towards its goal of near universal healthcare coverage in...

    35. December 15, 2013

      Promise of ‘Obamacare’ raises question of how fair system will be

      The great promise of the Affordable Care Act was that it would bring fairness to a system that denied healthcare to 47m...

    36. December 11, 2013

      Big jump in enrolments for US ‘Obamacare’ plans

      Technological fixes to the new “Obamacare” insurance exchange in the US helped increase enrolment dramatically in...

    37. December 8, 2013

      New Affordable Care US health plans will exclude top hospitals

      Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited...

    38. December 1, 2013

      Reboot fails to remove all glitches on Obamacare site

      A significant reboot of the Obama administration’s online health insurance exchange has failed to placate its...

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