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Janet Adamy, The Wall Street Journal
Wed, 2013-04-17

"A labor union representing roofers is reversing course and calling for repeal of the federal health law, citing concerns the law will raise its cost for insuring members. Organized labor was instrumental in getting the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, but more recently has voiced concerns that the law could lead members to lose their existing health plans. The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers is believed to be the first union to initially support the law and later call for its repeal."

Sam Baker, The Hill
Wed, 2013-04-17

"Groups on both sides of the healthcare debate are lobbying Congress to scale back a tax in President Obama's healthcare law that could end up costing the states billions of dollars. Supporters and opponents of the healthcare law are both eyeing changes to the law's tax on insurance plans, which could cost the states nearly $15 billion."

Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post
Tue, 2013-04-16

"Hospitals that treat the most vulnerable patients may have the toughest time weathering spending cuts under President Obama’s health-care law... Under the Affordable Care Act, the safety-net hospitals will gain a new source of revenue when millions of the uninsured gain coverage. At the same time, the law’s spending cuts could prove challenging for hospitals that tend to operate with relatively small profit margins."

Carla K. Johnson, The Associated Press
Tue, 2013-04-16

"In the coming years, treatment programs and medical colleges will face pressure to ramp up to create a larger system. But until then, addiction treatment may represent an extreme example of one of the Affordable Care Act's challenges: actually delivering the care that people are supposed to receive."

Perry Chiaramonte, FoxNews.com
Mon, 2013-04-15

"The nation's largest movie theater chain has cut the hours of thousands of employees, saying in a company memo that ObamaCare requirements are to blame. Regal Entertainment Group, which operates more than 500 theaters in 38 states, last month rolled back shifts for non-salaried workers to 30 hours per week, putting them under the threshold at which employers are required to provide health insurance."

Jason Millman & Brett Norman, Politico
Wed, 2013-04-10

"Even when the law was passed three years ago, $1 billion for implementation was thought to be just the start. Getting the massive law up and running was expected to cost 10 times that. And that was before the federal exchange task ballooned as conservative states refused to do much to make the law a success."

Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business
Wed, 2013-04-10

"Illinois Medicaid Director Julie Hamos is warning that there won't be enough doctors to treat the expected surge next year of new Medicaid patients unless more physicians participate in the health care program for the poor... About 1.2 million uninsured people in Illinois are expected to gain some form of health insurance coverage on Jan. 1 under the landmark overall of health care. About half of those people will be newly eligible for Medicaid."

Justin Sink, The Hill
Tue, 2013-04-09

"Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that she did not anticipate how complicated implementing the president's signature healthcare law would be."

Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News
Mon, 2013-04-08

"What if there were a way for even small employers to escape some Affordable Care Act rules blamed for driving up costs? Some see self-insurance for medical care, which is exempt from the law’s taxes, benefit rules and price restrictions taking effect next year, as just such an opportunity... In some circumstances, self-insurance by small businesses with younger employees could cause premiums in the small-group insurance market to rise by 25 percent, according to previous research from the Commonwealth Fund and the Urban Institute."

Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com
Wed, 2013-04-03

"If you buy your own health insurance now, you'll be in for a big change when you sign up for coverage in 2014. Just over half of the individual plans currently on the market do not meet the standards to be sold next year, when many key provisions of President Obama's Affordable Care Act kick in, according to a University of Chicago study."

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