“ObamaCare was designed to work with organizations across the health spectrum: Health providers, state governments, individuals. But so far, it’s proven harder than most anyone expected to find willing participants.”

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“President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will create one of Obamacare’s health-insurance ‘exchanges.’ States also have to decide whether to implement the law’s massive expansion of Medicaid. The correct answer to both questions remains a resounding no.”

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“The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found.
The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act — a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans.”

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“The Supreme Court gave its definitive ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act in June. But that hasn’t stopped three other legal challenges to core provisions of Obamacare — including the mandates and subsidies — that could unravel big parts of the law if they succeed.”

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“By the end of this week, states must decide whether they will build a health-insurance exchange or leave the task to the federal government. The question is, with as many as 17 states expected to leave it to the feds, can the Obama administration handle the workload.”

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“Tuesday night’s win in the presidential contest for President Obama was a win for ObamaCare, the president’s signature legislation from his first term. ObamaCare will now continue to be implemented. This future means that we will continue to be faced with rising insurance premiums, as our current insurance expands to cover all patients regardless of pre-existing condition, age, or how many times they’ve already used the policy.”

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“House Republicans will take aim at President Obama’s divisive Medicare cost-cutting board during the new Congress, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) wrote Wednesday. The alert came in a letter from the House majority leader to his GOP colleagues lamenting Mitt Romney’s presidential loss and outlining ways for Republicans to pursue tailored interests legislatively.”

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“President Obama’s health care reform law – Obamacare – continues to be very controversial, exit polls indicated Tuesday. In Florida, the exit polls showed 49% of voters say the 2010 law should be repealed completely or in part. Forty-three percent said it should be expanded or kept as is… Exit polls in Ohio, show 52% said they think the president’s health care reform law should be repealed completely or in part while 42% said it should be expanded or left as is. There’s a similar split in other swing states.”

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“Voters in Missouri approved a measure Tuesday that will hamper its governor’s ability to implement President Obama’s healthcare law. The law will prohibit the governor from creating an insurance exchange unless the move is authorized by the state legislature or by a ballot initiative. Given the makeup of the statehouse, the measure’s approval Tuesday all but ensures that Missouri will have a federally run exchange.”

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“Obamacare has been the dog that didn’t bark in this campaign. Given some of the damaging ideas in the law, that’s a surprise. Among the worst is medical device tax, which kicks in next year. The reticence to fight about the tax is odd: It already is destroying job opportunities, and it soon will start blocking medical developments that could improve or even save many lives.”

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