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October 23, 2012 | Tom Sullivan

To the surprise of some, healthcare wound its way into Monday night's debate -- though the matter only garnered a brief mention by GOP nominee Mitt Romney.


October 17, 2012 | Anthony Brino

The first insurer to release details of its third quarter performance, UnitedHealth Group increased its 2012 outlook Tuesday after posting $27.3 billion in third quarter revenue, with 8 percent year-over-year growth.


August 30, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

It may come as a surprise that President Barack Obama and GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan are pushing the same target rate for controlling federal spending on Medicare. Each would set it at half a percentage point higher than the growth rate of the economy -- the gross domestic product -- after a phase-in period.


August 29, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

By choosing Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney put Medicare on the table as a major 2012 campaign issue.


August 17, 2012 | Mary Mosquera

Most of the headlines about the choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney have screamed about how the author of the House budget plan would upend the Medicare program and upset seniors' certainty about healthcare. Ryan's plans for Medicaid, however, are more extreme and immediate.


August 7, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

As employers brace to absorb cost increases in employee health benefits, many are also experimenting with new ways to control these expenses, according to a new survey from the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 342 large employers.


June 28, 2012 | Mary Mosquera

Defying expectations, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act in its entirety and limiting but not invalidating the Medicaid provision.


June 18, 2012 | Chris Anderson, Editor

Around 3,000 executives from the health insurance sector and related industries will converge beginning Wednesday in Salt Lake City for AHIP Institute 2012. This year's event is sure to be lively considering the impending Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the upcoming presidential election.


May 29, 2012 | Mike Miliard

The state's political leaders appear to be striving for a status quo wherein a large number of citizens lack health insurance or the means to obtain it. Will that spark a shift among voters during the upcoming November elections?


May 18, 2012 | Chris Anderson

With Washington state's gubernatorial primary is three months away,  the race is already taking a health reform twist as one of the Republican candidates is among the Attorneys General suing the federal government over President Obama's health reform law and, in turn, just this month is now facing a lawsuit himself by a group of women for doing just that.


April 12, 2012 | Mary Mosquera

Thanks to former governor Mitt Romney, healthcare reform is working in Massachusetts. In fact, the state is number one in the nation for coverage because of the pivotal individual mandate he promoted.


March 23, 2012 | Tom Sullivan

Campaigning in Louisiana before the primary there, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney sounded a lot like arch rival Rick Santorum on healthcare.


June 22, 2012 |

By David Williams

There's a good debate still to be held in this country on health reform, but only if the Republicans step up to the plate with serious ideas. I'm not that optimistic, but am not giving up hope yet. In Massachusetts the Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren still has the potential for serious engagement, but so far it looks like most of the campaign is about non-substantive issues.


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