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  1. 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 –...

  2. 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 insurance....

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  1. 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 the...

  2. 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 when I...

  3. 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 its...

  4. 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 dividends,...

  5. 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 Obama...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 Congressional...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 the...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 November,...

  14. 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 access...

  15. 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 opponents,...

  16. November 28, 2013

    White House braces itself for relaunch of healthcare website

    A nervous White House is preparing to relaunch its online health exchange after a frantic weeks-long drive to repair a...

  17. November 25, 2013

    Affordable Care Act: In need of resuscitation

    It was September 26, just five days before the launch of the Healthcare.gov website, when Barack Obama made one of his...

  18. November 20, 2013

    Obama official admits part of healthcare IT ‘needs to be built’

    An Obama administration official said the “back end” aspects of the faulty federal healthcare exchange, including its...

  19. November 18, 2013

    White House and insurers work to bypass troubled health website

    The White House is working to set up “direct enrolment” channels with insurance companies so that uninsured Americans can...

  20. November 18, 2013

    US hospitals look to provide insurance for poor patients

    US hospitals are exploring ways to buy “Obamacare” insurance plans for their sickest and poorest patients as they strain...

  21. November 17, 2013

    Pelosi seeks to keep Democrats in line amid heathcare turmoil

    The Democratic leader in the House of Representatives sought to keep her party from splintering further over the disastrous...

  22. November 15, 2013

    Healthcare glitches risk derailing Barack Obama’s second term

    Barack Obama faces a slow-motion dismemberment of his presidency and mass defection of Democrats before next year’s...

  23. November 14, 2013

    Americans can keep cancelled healthcare plans, says Obama

    President Barack Obama moved to salvage his embattled healthcare overhaul with an unusual show of contrition over the...

  24. November 14, 2013

    ‘Obamacare’ launch fiasco rouses sceptics

    Just 106,000 Americans were able to sign up for health insurance during the first month of enrolment in online exchanges,...

  25. November 12, 2013

    Healthcare companies say new ‘Obamacare’ fees should be dropped

    Healthcare companies, including big US hospital chains and insurance groups, are seeking to overturn new fees which would...

  26. November 6, 2013

    Democratic senators hold urgent talks with Obama over health law

    Democratic senators facing re-election battles held an urgent meeting with Barack Obama on Wednesday to discuss concerns...

  27. November 4, 2013

    US health insurance shake-up brings data sales opportunities

    A health screening company originally founded to “empower people to take control of their own health” is now selling its...

  28. October 30, 2013

    Obamacare critics given new line of attack

    Barack Obama has for years pledged that Americans who were happy with their healthcare insurance would not be forced to give...

  29. October 30, 2013

    Sebelius promises healthcare website will be fixed by November

    The Obama administration began to punch back in the political fight over “Obamacare” after weeks of being accused of...

  30. October 30, 2013

    Five questions for US health secretary Kathleen Sebelius

    Kathleen Sebelius, the US health secretary at the centre of the political storm surrounding the botched rollout of the...

  31. October 30, 2013

    Obama to appeal for patience over healthcare reform glitches

    Barack Obama will try to bolster support of his signature healthcare law in Massachusetts on Wednesday with pleas for...

  32. October 29, 2013

    Washington plays with fire again over America’s budget plans

    There is a myth pervading Washington these days. It is offering a dose of false comfort to people who want to believe that...

  33. October 24, 2013

    Congress told of health website scramble

    There should have been months of testing of the website at the heart of “Obamacare”, but instead there was a two-week...

  34. October 23, 2013

    Contractor blames White House for ‘Obamacare’ exchange flaw

    CGI, the top contractor behind the “Obamacare” online insurance exchange, is blaming the Obama administration for problems...

  35. October 23, 2013

    Obamacare woes prove the need for essential IT health

    Complex IT projects fail. Websites get overwhelmed with too many visitors and seize up. Integrations involving a number of...

  36. October 23, 2013

    Obama was unaware of health site’s woes, says Sebelius

    Barack Obama was not aware that the US government’s health insurance exchange website was affected by technology glitches...

  37. October 21, 2013

    ‘Obamacare’ website struggles with poor health

    If a website as vast and technologically complex as healthcare.gov had been launched in Silicon Valley, it would have ramped...

  38. October 21, 2013

    Obama admits botched online healthcare launch

    Barack Obama, who forged his political career by harnessing the power of the internet, was forced to admit that the launch...

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