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    Regulations Requiring Insurers To Cover Children's Pre Existing Conditions

    The CBS Evening News (3/29, story 6, 2:35, Couric) reported, "Just four days ago, President Obama said the new healthcare reform law would prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to children with preexisting conditions."

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    Analysts Say CLASS, Other Health Reform Provisions Will Cost More Than Anticipated

    The Wall Street Journal (3/29, McKinnon) reports that, according to some analysts, provisions in the new health reform law which would expand certain benefits for the elderly, some early retirees, and coal miners may ultimately cost more than anticipated.

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    Healthcare Law Fixes Pass Senate And House, Head To Obama's Desk

    The Los Angeles Times (3/26, Levey) reports, "After a final surge to overcome Republican opposition, congressional Democrats approved the last piece of their healthcare overhaul Thursday night." The "so-called reconciliation package...passed the Senate on Thursday afternoon on a nearly party-line vote, 56 to 43.

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    GOP Launches Campaign To Repeal Healthcare Reform Measure

    The Washington Times (3/23, Hallow) reports, "They'll fight it in the courts. They'll fight it in the states. They'll fight it at the polls in November and in 2012.

    A significant theme in the media coverage of healthcare reform last night and this morning is what the Christian Science Monitor (3/23, Chaddock) calls a "spirit of intense partisanship, unusual even by recent standards."

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    As House Readies For Vote, Democrats' Healthcare Strategy Creates Controversy

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday suggested that House Democrats may use a procedural tactic, already tagged with the label "the Slaughter Solution" (after Rules Committee Chairwoman Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)) to pass healthcare reform. The tactic, which the Washington Post (3/16, Montgomery, Kane) calls a "sleight of hand".

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    Both Parties Prepare For Duel Over Reconciliation Rules

    "Senate Democrats and Republicans are poised to have a knock-down, drag-out fight over the arcane budget reconciliation process and equally esoteric rules as Congress races to pass a healthcare bill before Easter." Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) claims, "The whole process is destroying the way the Senate is supposed to function."

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    In Push For Health Reform, Obama To Green-Light Reconciliation Strategy

    In a speech Wednesday, President Obama is expected to rally Congress to pass healthcare reform bill through the Senate's reconciliation process. AFP (3/2) notes that "this...would require the House to pass the Senate bill," and "the Senate to vote on a revised version of the legislation after the House has a chance to make changes to it."

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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