More than half of Northern Virginians are overweight or obese, about 20 percent of them are at risk for binge drinking, and one in four haven’t seen a dentist in the past two years.
The White House says insurance companies are showing interest in providing coverage under the new health care law, a development likely to increase market competition and give uninsured people more choices than they now have. Many of the 14 million people who currently buy their own insurance plans could also benefit.
A top Democrat who helped write President Barack Obama’s health care law says he fears it is headed for a ‘huge train wreck.’
Americans more than likely didn’t see health insurers make improvements to healthcare premiums in 2011, despite the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Maryland officials are planning a variety of ways to reach people who do not speak English well to help them obtain insurance under the federal health care law, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Health Exchange said Monday.
The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Expect the year’s hot-button health care debate to play into this year’s Virginia campaigns for Congress, the U.S. Senate and even the White House.
The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama’s health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate.