Healthcare Reform

Clinton blasts Patriot Coal bankruptcy plan


Davie, FLORIDA - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday that a bankruptcy plan proposed by Patriot Coal Corp. is "outrageous and must be stopped" because it diverts money intended for coal miners’ retirement benefits.

New cache of interviews offers view into Edward Kennedy's long career

BOSTON - Senator Edward Kennedy voiced frustration with President Bill Clinton's failed effort to reform the U.S. healthcare system in the 1990s and said in interviews released on Wednesday his views on immigration were shaped by stories his grandfather told.

Politics, U.S. 30 Sep 2015

Stronger U.S. second quarter growth backs case for Fed hike

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy expanded more than previously estimated in the second quarter on stronger consumer spending and construction, backing the case for an interest rate rise before the end of the year despite data sounding a note of caution for September. | Video

25 Sep 2015

Pope visits U.S. nuns involved in Obamacare contraception lawsuit

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis on Wednesday made an unscheduled stop to a convent of nuns to show his support for their lawsuit against U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

U.S., World, Pope 24 Sep 2015

As clock ticks, Senate seeks way to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON - Plans to avert a U.S. government shutdown began taking shape in the Senate on Tuesday, but it was still far from certain whether a dispute over funding for women's healthcare group Planned Parenthood could be overcome.

U.S., Politics 22 Sep 2015

Exclusive: Americans overpaying hugely for cancer drugs - study

- Americans are paying way over the odds for some modern cancer drugs, with pharmaceutical companies charging up to 600 times what the medicines cost to make, according to an independent academic study.

U.S., Health 22 Sep 2015

House Republicans vote to strip Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON - House Republicans voted to deny funds to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood for a year on Friday but the action did little to quell party desires to use a spending bill as leverage in their fight to punish the group in an abortion controversy.

Politics, Health, U.S. 18 Sep 2015

UDG Healthcare to sell two units to McKesson for $466 million

- UDG Healthcare Plc said it would sell its Irish drug distribution businesses to U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Corp for 407.5 million euros ($466 million) to cut debt and raise funds for acquisitions.

18 Sep 2015

Contraception opt-out violates religious freedom: U.S. appeals court

- A U.S. appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama's healthcare law violates the rights of religiously affiliated employers by forcing them to help provide contraceptive coverage even though they do not have to pay for it.

U.S., Politics 17 Sep 2015

GE executive says no intent to split off healthcare businesses

- General Electric Co has no intent to split off any significant parts of its healthcare business, GE's head of the unit said on Wednesday, and that "all aspects" of the $18 billion division are part of the company's portfolio.

16 Sep 2015


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