February 4, 2009
SCHIP Bill becomes Law, but Health Challenges Remain for Kids
After a long battle and two presidential vetoes, a bill extending health coverage to millions of low-income children was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The bill authorizes an additional $32.8 billion in funds from a cigarette tax increase to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program to cover 4.1 million more children.
January 5, 2009
Even Insured Patients Struggle as Health Care Costs Rise
As health insurance premiums and deductibles rise, even
patients with insurance are finding it difficult to keep
up with escalating costs. And as the economy worsens, many
doctors fear even more people may have to forgo medical
care they can't afford.
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November 20, 2008
Obama May Face Uphill Battle in Health Care Reform
During his campaign for the White House, President-elect Barack Obama proposed lowering health care costs and helping the 45 million uninsured Americans. Now he faces the tough task of implementing those reforms during a likely recession.