Hunter Horne

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White House delays health insurance mandate for medium-size employers until 2016

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the proportion of Americans working at companies that employ 100 or more people. It is nearly seven in 10.<p>By Juliet Eilperin and<p>Juliet Eilperin<p>Reporter covering national affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Amy Goldstein<p>Amy Goldstein<p>Reporter …

Chuck Schumer risks Obama's wrath by doubting focus on healthcare

Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, has questioned whether his party was right to focus on introducing a new healthcare law, saying that Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement will have struck many Americans as “beside the point”.<p>In remarks that risk the wrath of the …

White House pushes back against CBO over jobs claim in healthcare report

The White House scrambled to explain a potentially damaging report into its flagship healthcare policy on Tuesday that predicted the Affordable Care Act would result in two million fewer people working in the US.<p>The Congressional Budget Office report painted a complex picture of the impact of the …

Rouhanicare: Iran's president promises healthcare for all by 2018

Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, has promised healthcare for all Iranians in the next four years in a move reminiscent of Barack Obama's patient protection and affordable care act, dubbed Obamacare.<p>In an interview broadcast live on national television on Wednesday, Rouhani said he wanted all …

Congressional Budget Office sends death blow to ObamaCare

The Affordable Care Act, a k a ObamaCare, became law almost four years ago. It became operational last Oct. 1. Yesterday, Feb. 4, 2014, the ACA may …

Global health funding and economic development

The impact of increased national wealth, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), on public health is widely understood, however an equally …

Obama’s Global Health Care Impact

Finally Obama might have some global consequences...<p>The crisis offered hope about the global reform. Although we are still struggling with …

Economic Trends

<i>Based on a keynote address by Robert B. Reich delivered at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, April 17, 2008, San Francisco, CA.</i><p>The US economy is …

Obamacare countdown: How will reform affect the economy?

For all the people who view Obamacare in extreme terms – as either a big economic boost or a disaster – here's another scenario to consider: Maybe …

CEOs: Health Costs Disadvantage U.S. In Global Economy

Releasing a study yesterday, the powerful Business Roundtable added fuel to the argument pressed by President Barack Obama—that rapidly growing …

Target announces it will drop part-time employees from its healthcare plan

Target Corp. announced on Tuesday it would no longer offer healthcare coverage to its part-time employees.<p>In a blog post on the company’s website, …