Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29403/all en UPDATE 5-Obama offers compromise on birth control health coverage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-4-obama-offers-compromise-birth-control-health-coverage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Religious employers could opt out of contraceptive benefit rule</p> <p>* Roman Catholic community is studying Obama's proposal</p> <p>* Insurers would pick up the cost of birth control coverage (Edits; adds reaction in paragraphs 14-16 and other details)</p> <p>By David Morgan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-4-obama-offers-compromise-birth-control-health-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Entertainment Health Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743640 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Catholic bishops reject Obama offer on contraceptive coverage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-catholic-bishops-reject-obama-offer-contraceptive-cove <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bishops want universities, hospitals and charities exempted</p> <p>* Donlan says church stands with business owners who also oppose policy (Recasts lead, updates throughout with fresh material, details and background)</p> <p>By David Morgan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-catholic-bishops-reject-obama-offer-contraceptive-cove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Entertainment Health Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749514 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Catholic bishops ask Congress for contraceptives reprieve http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/us-catholic-bishops-ask-congress-contraceptives-reprieve <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bishops seek birth control measures in fiscal legislation</p> <p>* Fiscal bills seen as most likely legislation to pass Congress</p> <p>* Religious employers face Aug. 1 deadline on contraceptives</p> <p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops stepped up their battle against President Obama's contraceptives policy on Friday by urging Congress to use its fiscal debate to free religious employers from a mandate requiring insurance coverage for birth control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/us-catholic-bishops-ask-congress-contraceptives-reprieve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress Health Hormonal contraception Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Religion Social Issues Technology William E. Lori Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:45:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757265 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Ozone levels linked to cardiac arrest</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cardiac arrests are more likely when levels of air pollution - especially soot-like particles and ozone - have been high in recent days or even hours, according to a large study from Texas. Evidence already links airborne particles with heart disease and lung problems but the new findings are the first to show that high ozone may immediately raise the risk that a person's heart will stop beating.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Health Health care in the United States Labor Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761741 at http://www.globalpost.com Florida passes record budget, backed by sales tax revenue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/florida-passes-record-budget-backed-sales-tax-revenue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Bill Cotterell</p> <p>TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Florida legislators, following a trend among states bouncing back from the national recession, adopted a record $74.5 billion spending plan on Friday and adjourned their 2013 lawmaking session.</p> <p>"While it's true that our spending did go up, we have held $2.8 billion in reserve, we paid back a $300 million loan and we are spending $500 million for our state pension plan," Republican Joe Negron, told the Senate moments before the unanimous vote approving the plan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/florida-passes-record-budget-backed-sales-tax-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Health Labor Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 15:45:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5832773 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama declares health care law 'is here to stay,' launches effort to sell expanded coverage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130509/obama-trying-show-creating-well-paying-middle-class-jobs-sti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Caught between nervous Democrats and emboldened Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday stepped up the sales pitch on his health care overhaul as the final elements of his top domestic achievement go into effect. With his legacy and the law's success at stake, Obama said: "The law is here to stay."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130509/obama-trying-show-creating-well-paying-middle-class-jobs-sti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Education Environment Geography of Texas Health Healthcare reform in the United States Human Interest Labor Law Luo people Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Technology United States The Canadian Press Thu, 09 May 2013 10:30:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5834434 at http://www.globalpost.com Healthcare law opponents sue Obama officials over IRS rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/healthcare-law-opponents-sue-obama-officials-over-irs-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Patrick Temple-West</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of individuals and businesses filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration's healthcare overhaul on Thursday, hoping to stop the law in states that have not set up new insurance exchanges.</p> <p>The complaint filed in the Washington federal court challenges federal rules issued in 2012 for implementing the president's 2010 healthcare law which goes into full force in January 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/healthcare-law-opponents-sue-obama-officials-over-irs-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Health Healthcare reform in the United States Hospitality Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 May 2013 16:32:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5838342 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in Sebelius fundraising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/analysis-some-republicans-see-new-scandal-sebelius-fundraising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/analysis-some-republicans-see-new-scandal-sebelius-fundraising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Kathleen Sebelius Labor Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 07:15:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5842615 at http://www.globalpost.com Other companies besides Hobby Lobby challenging health law's contraception mandate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/other-companies-besides-hobby-lobby-challenging-health-laws- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DENVER - Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is challenging the part of the federal health care law that requires for-profit companies to offer employees health coverage that includes products the business owners find morally objectionable, such as certain types of contraception.</p> <p>Few large American employers have weighed in on this because it's a nonissue for them. A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 85 per cent already offered such coverage before the Obama administration mandated it as part of its health care overhaul last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/other-companies-besides-hobby-lobby-challenging-health-laws-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Birth control Business Health Hospitality Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Social Issues The Canadian Press Thu, 23 May 2013 18:23:14 +0000 The Canadian Press 5844838 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: Hospital investors sold on U.S. health reform despite bumps http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/analysis-hospital-investors-sold-us-health-reform-despite-bumps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Susan Kelly</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. hospital operators have been on a tear this year, on average posting triple the gains of the broader stock market, as investors tallied up the benefits of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform.</p> <p>While some on Wall Street have held back amid signs of trouble as U.S. states prepare to implement the reform law, long-term investors still see more reward than risk on the horizon for hospital stocks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/analysis-hospital-investors-sold-us-health-reform-despite-bumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Healthcare reform in the United States Hospitality Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:31:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5860874 at http://www.globalpost.com Cosmo plans Obamacare focus for U.S. readers this fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/cosmo-plans-obamacare-focus-us-readers-fall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obamacare doesn't divulge the secrets of sexual arousal and won't give you the glowing complexion of a goddess.</p> <p>But those shortcomings aside, President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law will still feature prominently in forthcoming issues of the Cosmopolitan - the sexy, gossipy, glamour magazine that boasts a monthly U.S. readership of more than 18 million young women.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/cosmo-plans-obamacare-focus-us-readers-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:03:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5868673 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. sets birth control rule for employers with religious ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/obama-administration-sets-final-contraceptives-rule-faith-affil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday made it final that employees of religiously affiliated, nonprofit institutions would receive insurance coverage for birth control amid mounting legal challenges to a rule in the recent healthcare law.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/obama-administration-sets-final-contraceptives-rule-faith-affil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Environment Health Hormonal contraception Hospitality Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:32:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5870494 at http://www.globalpost.com US delays portion of health care law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/us-delays-portion-health-care-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama's administration announced late Tuesday it will delay by one year enforcement of a part of the federal health care law that penalizes employers for not providing health insurance.</p> <p>Employers with more than 50 workers were required to provide coverage to their employees from 2014, but the government was now pushing that back to 2015 to give them time to adjust.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/us-delays-portion-health-care-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Environment Health Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Social Issues AFP Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:01:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5874034 at http://www.globalpost.com Obamacare implementation delay no boon for hiring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/us-delay-healthcare-employer-mandate-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Baertlein</p> <p>(Reuters) - The Obama administration's decision to delay a key provision of the healthcare law, by giving employers an extra year to offer insurance coverage, is not expected to significantly impact 2014 hiring since many big businees were prepared for the change.</p> <p>Smaller businesses, which have been among the most vocal critics of the law, say they are still coming to terms with the system's cost and complexity and need the extra time simply to make Obamacare work.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/us-delay-healthcare-employer-mandate-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Health Hospitality Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:02:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5874004 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Obamacare' foes renew attack after U.S. delays employer mandate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/obamacare-foes-renew-attack-after-us-delays-employer-mandate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caren Bohan and Yasmeen Abutaleb</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans launched a fresh assault on "Obamacare" Wednesday, promising a congressional investigation after the White House delayed a requirement for employer-provided health insurance until after the 2014 congressional elections.</p> <p>Criticism was not confined to Republicans. The AFL-CIO labor organization, a supporter of the health care law, issued a statement asking that its own requests for changes be given the same consideration the White House has extended to employers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/obamacare-foes-renew-attack-after-us-delays-employer-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Environment Health Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:04:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5875101 at http://www.globalpost.com