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Obama Sees Election as Referendum on Reform

September 7, 2012
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President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for another term by framing the election as a choice over whether voters value his signature healthcare law, among other policies.
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Health Care to Take Center Stage at DNC

September 4, 2012
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The night of September 4 will feature some of the highest-profile defenders of the law, including first lady Michelle Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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Repeal and Replace Health Care Reform Law: Romney

August 31, 2012
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during his speech at the Republican National Convention August 30.
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Reform Law is Biggest Threat to Medicare: Paul Ryan

August 30, 2012
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As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan drafted budgets for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 that include plans to overhaul the nation's federal healthcare entitlement programs through a premium-support model for Medicare and block grant payments to states for Medicaid.
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GOP Platform Includes Repeal of Health Care Reform Law

August 29, 2012
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As expected, the Republican Party promises massive changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) are elected president and vice president.
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Michigan Teacher Funding of Retiree Health Benefits Violates Employment Rights: Court

August 20, 2012
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The law ran afoul of protections against impairment of government contracts because teachers received three percent less in pay by paying into a fund than the amount the teachers and their employers agreed upon as part of teachers' contracts.
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Benefits Group Asks for Exemption of Retiree Health Plans From Health Reform Law Fee

July 25, 2012
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Subjecting retiree health care plans to the fee 'may lead employers to cease offering this very valuable benefit, particularly since such coverage would likely become more expensive by virtue of the application of' the fee, the American Benefits Council stated recently.
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American Airlines Asks to End Retiree Health, Life Benefit Coverage

July 9, 2012
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The airline and parent company AMR said they never promised to provide benefits for life and reserved their rights to modify the plans.
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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law

June 28, 2012
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional, handing President Barack Obama a major election-year victory and shunning 26 states that had sought to overturn the reform law.
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U.S. Awaits Supreme Court's Ruling on Health Care Reform Law

June 22, 2012
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Three months after the justices heard oral arguments on a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by 26 Republican state attorneys general, the high court will rule sometime next week as its 2011-2012 term comes to a close.
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