Mortality Drop Seen to Follow ’06 Health Law

(New York Times) BOSTON — The death rate in Massachusetts dropped significantly after it adopted mandatory health care coverage in 2006, a study released Monday found, offering evidence that the country’s first experiment with universal coverage — and the model for crucial parts of President Read More


Sebelius: 7.5 Million Now Signed Up

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Enrollment for the president’s health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats bigger coverage numbers to tout in the face of election-year attacks. Sign-ups for Read More


Affordable Care Act Will Create More Jobs

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Health care reform under the Affordable Care Act is off to a sickly start. There have been problems with the main marketplace website, calls for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation, tepid enrollment numbers, Read More


New Rule Demands Parity for Mental Health Coverage

KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s final: Health insurance companies must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases. The Obama administration issued new regulations Friday that spell out how a 5-year-old mental health parity law will be administered. Read More