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    1. 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...

    2. 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 – known to...

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    1. 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 politic. A...

    2. 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 stop...

    3. 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 –...

    4. 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....

    5. 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 deficit...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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