A panel of three federal judges indicated they may be prepared to declare at least part of last year’s health care law unconstitutional, tossing a barrage of skeptical questions at a top Obama administration lawyer, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Study suggests that many businesses will significantly cut health benefits to employees when Obama administration’s health care plan takes over in 2014.
Highmark Inc. is contemplating taking over West Penn Allegheny Health System, changing the regional health care landscape.
Another Ferderal Judge rules the health care law as unconstitutional. More debate follows the law as it heads to the Supreme Court.
The Department of Insurance had begun a unfair trade practices probe against PA’s Blue Cross-Blue Shield health insurers, but are now facing new issues due to the healthcare reform.
PA Insurance Department submitted a plan for a high risk health insurance pool, which is a requirement under the new national health care reform.
Easton will join with Bethlehem, Lancaster, Reading, and York to investiage ways to reduce health care costs.
The biggest transformation of the U.S. health system in decades won approval on Capitol Hill late Sunday, the culmination of efforts by generations of Democrats to achieve near-universal health coverage.
The Philadelphia Inquirer Reports:
WASHINGTON – Summoned to success by President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation last night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance-company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near-universal coverage.
Widely viewed as dead two months ago, the Senate-passed bill cleared [...]
Philadelphia Inq Reports:
WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats and President Obama resumed work yesterday to resolve difficult issues still standing in the way of their national health-care overhaul.
Topping the list: How to help Americans pay for insurance premiums.
Republicans weren’t invited, and they complained that the Democrats intend to deliberate behind closed doors – though lawmakers often do [...]