Two million fewer people than previously estimated will gain health coverage under the U.S. Affordable Care Act as new rules allow some uninsured Americans to avoid a mandate for participation, the Congressional Budget Office said.
Brandi Griffith, a South Carolina small-business owner who considers herself a conservative, shares a dislike of President Barack Obama’s $1.3 trillion Affordable Care Act with Nikki Haley, her Tea Party-backed Republican governor.
When Oklahoma energy billionaire George Kaiser opened the Northeast Gateway liquid natural gas terminal in 2008, the floating depot’s first delivery was shipped on the Excellence, a 909-foot supertanker that holds 138,000 cubic meters of LNG -- enough gas to meet more than 4 percent of daily U.S. demand.
Just weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama summoned about 20 senior administration officials to the White House’s Roosevelt Room for an hour-long meeting on the implementation of his health-care law.
People with health insurance saw increases in their medical costs slow from 2009 to 2011, signaling potential structural changes in the industry that could cut health-care inflation and save the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars, according to two studies.
An Arkansas proposal to use Medicaid money to buy private insurance for poor residents was passed by the state Senate, aiding efforts to implement the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul in states with Republican-led legislatures.