Healthcare Reform

FIFA's Webb charged in Cayman Island's corruption case: media

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- Suspended FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, already facing charges in soccer's global bribery scandal, has now been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands, local media reported on Friday.

Health insurer Centene adds muscle with $6.3 billion Health Net deal

- U.S. health insurer Centene Corp will buy smaller rival Health Net Inc for $6.3 billion, underscoring the healthcare industry's rush to bulk up to negotiate better prices with suppliers and hospitals, and attract new customers. | Video

Deals, Health 02 Jul 2015

Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. | Video

Health, Politics, U.S. 01 Jul 2015

FDA OKs second test to see if Essure contraceptive is placed right

- Bayer Healthcare said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved using transvaginal ultrasound as an alternate test to confirm if the company's Essure permanent birth control device has been placed properly.

01 Jul 2015

Big business on winning side in U.S. top court's major rulings

WASHINGTON - Big business was on the winning side in the U.S. Supreme Court's two major cases of the year, with hundreds of employers pushing hard in favor of gay marriage and the healthcare industry backing the insurance subsidies available under Obamacare.

U.S., Gay Marriage 27 Jun 2015

U.S. top court backs Obamacare, president says it's here to stay

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative legal challenge that could have doomed President Barack Obama's healthcare law, upholding nationwide tax subsidies crucial to his signature domestic policy achievement. | Video

Politics, U.S., Health 27 Jun 2015

U.S. top court backs Obamacare, president says it's here to stay

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative legal challenge that could have doomed President Barack Obama's healthcare law, upholding nationwide tax subsidies crucial to his signature domestic policy achievement. | Video

U.S., Health, Politics 26 Jun 2015

Obamacare ruling puts Supreme Court on hot seat in presidential race

WASHINGTON - Infuriated by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that kept President Barack Obama’s healthcare program intact, conservative activists and Republican presidential candidates vowed on Thursday to make the role of the high court a central issue in the 2016 presidential election.

Politics, U.S. 26 Jun 2015

Top Obamacare official looks ahead after Supreme Court ruling

WASHINGTON - The U.S. official overseeing Obamacare said on Friday she has not seen any indication that states will back away from running their own health insurance marketplaces now that the Supreme Court has validated the federal insurance exchange.

26 Jun 2015

Burwell says payment policies next push in Obamacare implementation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Thursday the Obama administration will focus on improving quality over quantity in the nation's healthcare system in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Health, U.S., Politics 26 Jun 2015

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