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  • Hospital considers staff cuts

    LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A central Massachusetts hospital says it is considering staff cuts as it faces a $7.3 million reduction in Medicare and Medicaid payments and $2.5 million decline in revenues because of reduced patient volume. HealthAlliance Hospital, with campuses in Leominster and...

  • Examiner Editorial: Dems can say Obamacare debate is over, but wait until midterm elections

    President Obama recently declared the national debate on the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — to be officially over because 7.1 million people have supposedly enrolled in the program. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the enrollment figure Thursday to 7.5...

  • Sebelius resigns after health care rollout fiasco

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Sebelius' resignation comes just over a...

  • With Kathleen Sebelius' exit, Obama aims for Obamacare reset that won't come easy

    President Obama accepted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' resignation earlier this week and will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her Friday morning in an attempt to turn the page on the tumultuous beginning of the...

  • Cover Oregon narrows exchange future to 2 options

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange say they've narrowed the options for the site's future to two: switching to the federal exchange, or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it. Cover Oregon's interim chief...

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell confirmation hearing should focus on vast powers of HHS secretary position through Obamacare

    After President Obama's health care law passed in March 2010, I dubbed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius the "Empress of Obamacare" given the vast powers granted to her under the new law. Now, after wielding that power through the tumultuous rollout of the health care...

  • Manhattan Moment: FDA's outdated review process leaves people dying for drugs

    A recent outbreak of meningitis in Los Angeles has led to the deaths of three young men. The affected gay community has been encouraging people to get vaccinated and is even offering vaccinations free of charge. This quick response likely prevented further deaths. Unfortunately, similar...

  • Medicaid expansion is expensive for both states and the poor

    Following the Supreme Court ruling two years ago that made the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion basically optional, several states around the country are still in the process of deciding whether they will expand the program or not. Although Florida, Utah and Virginia have signaled...

  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout

    A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration. Sebelius' resignation could set the stage for a contentious election-year confirmation hearing for whomever Obama nominates to replace her. Sebelius has served as HHS...

  • Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling. The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. That is chipping away at the popularity of products like...

  • Obama's politicized, lawless executive branch

    Under the administration of President Obama, as never before in my lifetime, there is reason to be a bit afraid of the federal government. I have written two books documenting Obama's abuses of power, his assaults on the Constitution, his wars against business and energy, his abominably...

  • Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats bigger coverage numbers to tout in the face of election-year attacks. Sign-ups for the law stood...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare enrollment at 7.5 million

    Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee that 400,000 people signed up last week to add to the 7.1 million who completed applications before the March 31 deadline.

  • Senate hopeful Scott Brown: Health law costs liberty

    Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is using a variation of the state's "Live Free or Die" motto to argue against President Obama's health care overhaul law.

  • Veteran tells Congress he was handed a 'death sentence' by botched care at Veterans Affairs hospital

    Barry Coates knows he will die soon and thus become another preventable patient death resulting from botched care at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. In November 2010, Coates sought treatment for severe abdominal pain and rectal bleeding at a VA hospital in Hartsville, S.C. The...



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