Healthcare Reform

U.S. health official says no fix if Obamacare subsidies thrown out

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NEW YORK - The Obama administration has no way to repair the damage that would result from a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare that would make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans, a top health adviser said on Tuesday.

Chief justice could again swing Obamacare case in government's favor

WASHINGTON - Three years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the tie-breaking vote in a ruling that saved President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform. As the high court prepares to weigh another challenge that could shatter Obamacare, a review of Roberts’ recent votes and opinions suggest he could again sway the case the government's way.

Politics, U.S. 24 Feb 2015

For Obamacare challengers, a Supreme Court case built for speed

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court case that could shatter President Barack Obama’s healthcare law this year was launched as a backup plan by a libertarian group and a powerful Washington lawyer frustrated by the slow progress of their original lawsuit.

U.S., Politics 20 Feb 2015

Sanofi names CEO, cites 'capabililty to unite teams'

PARIS - French drugmaker Sanofi on Thursday named Olivier Brandicourt, a Paris-educated doctor and head of Bayer AG's healthcare arm, as its chief executive officer.

19 Feb 2015

Activists seek to put porn actor condom requirement on California ballot

LOS ANGELES - Healthcare activists critical of adult film industry practices are working to put a measure before California voters next year to require porn actors to use condoms during film production, expanding a Los Angeles County rule that survived a legal challenge.

18 Feb 2015

Some 11.4 million Americans have enrolled in Obamacare: White House

WASHINGTON - Some 11.4 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance through Obamacare during the open enrollment period, the White House said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Politics, U.S., Health 17 Feb 2015

CVS urges cost controls for new cholesterol drugs

- CVS Health warned on Tuesday that the costs of a potent new class of cholesterol treatments could eclipse those of other expensive medicines and overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system "if rigid cost control mechanisms are not put in place."

17 Feb 2015

Obamacare rescue ruled out by some states, others weigh options

WASHINGTON - Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance.

Politics, U.S. 17 Feb 2015

China's 'blood famine' drives patients to the black market

SHANGHAI - China's rising demand for healthcare is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood.

Health, China 16 Feb 2015

China's 'blood famine' drives patients to the black market

SHANGHAI - China's rising demand for healthcare is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood.

Health, China 15 Feb 2015

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