$260m US medicare fraud, 90 people arrested

2014-05-14 10:22

Ninety people, including doctors, pharmacy owners and elderly patients, have been arrested in six cities and charged with submitting fake billings to Medicare worth nearly $260m.

Mass surge to sign up for Obamacare

2014-04-01 10:29

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have rushed to buy President Barack Obama's new health insurance plans, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a price for its greatest achievement.

'Obamacare' sign-ups top 6 million

2014-03-28 07:23

More than six million Americans has registered for health insurance under US President Barack Obama's reform, fewer than initially hoped but in line with revised projections.

'New' Obama tinkers rather than transforms

2014-01-29 13:04

US president Barack Obama once galvanised vast crowds with the cry: "let's go change the world!" However his State of the Union Address has revealed a more incremental approach.

Americans have little faith in govt - poll

2014-01-02 13:23

Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation's biggest problems, a new poll finds.

Obama to chide Republicans on spending cuts

2013-10-25 13:51

President Barack Obama will take a swipe at austerity-minded Republicans ahead of a looming budget rematch, urging that spending, rather than belt-tightening, is key to economic growth.

Website contractors blame Obama admin

2013-10-24 08:44

The contractors responsible for the government's trouble-plagued health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for the snags that have crippled the system.

Sign-up problems mar 'Obamacare'

2013-10-22 10:21

President Barack Obama has offered "no excuses" - and little explanation - for the cascade of computer problems that are marring a key element in his health care law.

Senate leaders nearing US debt ceiling deal

2013-10-15 09:26

With a potential debt default looming, Senate leaders are nearing completion on a deal to stave off a self-inflicted political calamity that would shred US credibility.

US Republican seeks compromise on shutdown

2013-10-04 12:01

Just hours after the first US government shutdown in 17 years began at midnight on Monday, Republican Representative Charlie Dent was looking for a way to end it.

Obama warns 'extreme' Republicans on health law

2013-09-17 11:00

President Barack Obama, facing a potential federal shutdown, warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national "economic chaos" if they delay his signature health care law.

Romney caught between tax and constitution

2012-07-06 07:30

What should have been a slam-dunk election issue for Republicans has been complicated by their choice of candidate, says Simon Williamson.

'Obamacare': Republicans vow to fight on

2012-06-29 08:11

White House hopeful Mitt Romney has led a reinvigorated Republican charge against healthcare reforms, with a snap vote called to repeal the law after it was upheld by the US Supreme Court.

Obama to slam Republican 'social Darwinism'

2012-04-03 17:31

US President Barack Obama is set to step up his re-election campaign by accusing Republicans of pursuing an economic policy akin to "social Darwinism" that is a prescription for decline.

Catholic bishops reject contraception plan

2012-02-12 08:40

Roman Catholic bishops have voiced opposition to US President Barack Obama's plan to require insurers to provide free birth control.

Obama vows to co-operate with business

2011-02-08 10:46

President Barack Obama has warmly courted top US executives, pledging to scrap regulation and lay the groundwork for innovation.

US State of the Union address: Reactions

2011-01-26 09:13

US President Barack Obama has delivered his State of the Union address in a speech that challenged legislators to adopt limited spending cuts.

US House says no to health law

2011-01-20 12:00

In a symbolic vote, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to repeal the healthcare law President Barack Obama signed last year.

Republicans blocked on healthcare plans

2011-01-07 13:33

Republican efforts to scrap US President Barack Obama's healthcare reform have taken a hit when budget analysts said repeal would add billions of dollars to the budget deficit.

Boehner to tackle Obama healthcare

2010-11-03 19:07

House Republican Leader John Boehner is claiming a voter mandate to roll back the Obama administration's health care overhaul.

New US healthcare cost concerns

2010-03-30 22:16

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the healthcare overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama costs too much but half think it should regulate more.

Votes in place to pass health plan

2010-03-21 16:06

Democrats in the House of Representatives have garnered the 216 votes necessary to pass President Barack Obama's historic health overhaul, a top party leader in Congress says.

Support for Obama's health plan

2010-03-18 14:11

US President Barack Obama's healthcare plan has won the support of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who had voted against an earlier version of the bill.

Health summit heals few divides

2010-02-26 12:58

US President Barack Obama's high-stakes health summit has failed to break an impasse over his historic reform drive, prompting him to warn he would press on with or without Republican help.

Obama: I'll never stop fighting

2010-01-22 22:28

President Barack Obama, ending a tough week, has told Americans he will keep fighting to create jobs and reform healthcare.


US health secretary resigns after Obamacare woes

2014-04-11 12:42

President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of his signature health care law, officials say.

Obama health law fails to gain support - poll

2014-03-28 10:57

Public support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new poll.

Billionaire brothers threat to US Democrats hopes

2014-03-26 09:43

US Democrats face many hurdles as they prepare for this year's battle for control of Congress, few are more daunting than the Koch brothers - conservative moguls with deep pockets.

Obama to bypass gridlock in Congress - speech

2014-01-29 10:40

President Barack Obama, looking to energise his sluggish second term, used his biggest speech of the year to push for programmes to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.

Americans unhappy with politicians - polls

2013-11-30 11:55

Americans are deeply unhappy with Congress and President Barack Obama, and there's no quick fix in sight, according to recent polls.

Obamacare problems targeted at hearing

2013-10-24 20:38

Republicans are taking aim at the Obama administration's handling of its crippled health insurance website.

US Republicans attack 'Obamacare'

2013-10-23 07:54

Republicans have revived attacks against their favorite target "Obamacare" by seizing on technical failures to try to delay its rollout, amid some fraying of Democratic support.

US avoids default as Congress ends shutdown

2013-10-17 07:59

The US government has reopened its doors after Congress passed legislation to end a government shutdown and - just in the nick of time - avert a US debt default.

US lawmakers split despite Oct 17 deadline

2013-10-14 10:59

The US is still facing a potentially devastating sovereign debt default, after senators failed to agree on terms to reopen the federal government and raise the country's borrowing limit.

Senator vows to rail against Obamacare

2013-09-25 10:05

A conservative senator has delivered an old-style speaking marathon over President Barack Obama's health care law into the early morning, despite fears of a possible government shutdown.

'Obamacare is law of the land': Republican

2012-11-09 08:04

Top Republican lawmaker John Boehner says he will not make it his mission to repeal the Obama administration's healthcare reform law following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

Romney now says Obama healthcare a tax

2012-07-05 09:01

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has contradicted his stance on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, saying its individual insurance mandate amounts to a tax.

Republicans vow to end 'Obamacare'

2012-06-28 09:03

US Republicans have vowed to dismantle President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reforms regardless of how the Supreme Court rules.

2 points of view on Obama health reforms

2012-03-23 10:04

They're both 37 years old, both married, and both mothers of a seriously ill child. But one is a Republican, and the other is a Democrat.

Republicans assail Obama in debate

2011-06-14 12:02

Republican presidential hopefuls have assailed President Barack Obama's handling of the economy in their first major debate of the campaign season.

Judge strikes down US healthcare overhaul

2011-02-01 13:04

A federal judge has ruled that US President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul is unconstitutional.

With term half done, Obama seeks second

2011-01-21 12:02

US President Barack Obama has passed the halfway point of his four-year term and has revealed he is already plotting to win a second, boosted by a sudden upswing in popularity.

US healthcare reform faces repeal

2011-01-19 09:36

The new Republican-controlled House of Representatives is certain to vote to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, say reports.

Obama health reform unconstitutional - judge

2010-12-13 21:22

A US judge has ruled that a key provision in the Obama's administration's landmark healthcare reform, requiring all Americans to have insurance, is unconstitutional.

Americans unsure of healthcare law

2010-08-23 11:10

Millions of Americans are unsure about what impact the new healthcare reform legislation will have on their ability to afford medical care, says a recent poll.

Obama set on Wall Street reform

2010-03-25 10:08

Fresh from his victory on landmark healthcare legislation, US President Barack Obama has begun selling his proposal to reshape the financial regulatory system.

Obama hails 'historic' health vote

2010-03-19 21:12

President Barack Obama has hailed this weekend's "historic" congressional vote on his health plan as the culmination of a century of struggle, at a euphoric campaign-style rally.

US: Pelosi pushes healthcare bill

2010-03-10 18:07

The leader of the US House of Representatives faces her toughest challenge yet in the coming weeks: getting 216 votes to revamp the US healthcare system.

Faith healing parents guilty

2010-02-03 10:04

A couple has been found guilty for praying over their ill son instead of seeking medical help.

Massive blow for Obama

2010-01-20 07:25

Republicans have won a stunning upset in Massachusetts' Senate election, dealing a potentially fatal blow to President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms.

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