Affordable Care Act http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Affordable Care Act en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:22:52 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dan Liljenquist: Smarter Sentencing Act http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602652/Smarter-Sentencing-Act.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602652/Smarter-Sentencing-Act.html The Smarter Sentencing Act does not repeal mandatory sentences, but allows federal judges some flexibility in sentencing... Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 MDT Health insurers: Payment rates above 80 percent http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653186/Health-insurers-Payment-rates-above-80-percent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653186/Health-insurers-Payment-rates-above-80-percent.html Health insurance companies are telling Congress that more than 80 percent of people who've signed up under the new health... Wed, 07 May 2014 18:05:00 MDT Woman who promoted health law at news conference caught in law snags http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653195/Woman-who-promoted-health-law-at-news-conference-caught-in-law-snags.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653195/Woman-who-promoted-health-law-at-news-conference-caught-in-law-snags.html A Guatemalan immigrant and U.S. citizen who spoke at a news conference last year to help promote enrollment in the nation's... Wed, 07 May 2014 13:36:37 MDT How Americans feel about Obamacare right now http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602526/How-Americans-feel-about-Obamacare-right-now.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602526/How-Americans-feel-about-Obamacare-right-now.html A majority of Americans are still not pleased with the Affordable Care Act, according to a poll released Monday by the Pew... Tue, 06 May 2014 13:39:12 MDT Group challenges health law as unconstitutional, claims it imposes new taxes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653077/Group-challenges-health-law-as-unconstitutional-claims-it-imposes-new-taxes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653077/Group-challenges-health-law-as-unconstitutional-claims-it-imposes-new-taxes.html The Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation this week will take another step in its challenge to President Barack Obama's... Mon, 05 May 2014 20:33:39 MDT George F. Will: An origination question for the ACA http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602391/An-origination-question-for-the-ACA.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602391/An-origination-question-for-the-ACA.html D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals considers Origination Clause provision, which says, "All bills for raising revenue shall... Sun, 04 May 2014 00:00:00 MDT Nearly 85,000 Utahns signed up for insurance under Affordable Care Act http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602245/Nearly-85000-Utahns-signed-up-for-insurance-under-Affordable-Care-Act.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602245/Nearly-85000-Utahns-signed-up-for-insurance-under-Affordable-Care-Act.html Nearly 85,000 Utahns signed up for the health care insurance available through the Affordable Care Act, well above the... Thu, 01 May 2014 19:45:41 MDT US economy slowed dramatically to 0.1 percent growth rate in Q1 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652855/US-economy-slowed-dramatically-to-01-percent-growth-rate-in-Q1.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652855/US-economy-slowed-dramatically-to-01-percent-growth-rate-in-Q1.html The U.S. economy slowed drastically in the first three months of the year as a harsh winter exacted a toll on business... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:00:00 MDT Obamacare religious exemption hard to get http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601977/Obamacare-religious-exemption-hard-to-get.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601977/Obamacare-religious-exemption-hard-to-get.html Nestled in the fine print of the Affordable Care Act is a clause that allows people of certain religions to seek an exemption... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:02:47 MDT GOP should stop fighting Obamacare and work to improve it http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601878/GOP-should-stop-fighting-Obamacare-and-work-to-improve-it.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601878/GOP-should-stop-fighting-Obamacare-and-work-to-improve-it.html The writer addresses the question “Should Congress fix health-care law flaws?” Sun, 27 Apr 2014 00:05:00 MDT There's no quick fix for the Affordable Care Act http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601879/Theres-no-quick-fix-for-the-Affordable-Care-Act.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601879/Theres-no-quick-fix-for-the-Affordable-Care-Act.html The writer addresses the question: “Should Congress fix health-care law flaws?” Sun, 27 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Overstepping bounds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601881/Overstepping-bounds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601881/Overstepping-bounds.html Sun, 27 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Congress returns to work to do the bare minimum http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652581/Congress-returns-to-work-to-do-the-bare-minimum.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652581/Congress-returns-to-work-to-do-the-bare-minimum.html Congress gets back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it's looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:27:36 MDT Sen. Ted Cruz: Stand up for your liberties http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601866/Sen-Ted-Cruz-Stand-up-for-your-liberties.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601866/Sen-Ted-Cruz-Stand-up-for-your-liberties.html Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a cheering crowd of fellow Republicans Friday that the country can be turned around if they stand up... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:25:00 MDT Wellness programs grow more popular with employers partly due to Affordable Care Act http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652464/Wellness-programs-grow-more-popular-with-employers-partly-due-to-Affordable-Care-Act.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652464/Wellness-programs-grow-more-popular-with-employers-partly-due-to-Affordable-Care-Act.html That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:28:00 MDT Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652339/Affordable-Care-Act-only-chips-away-at-a-core-goal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652339/Affordable-Care-Act-only-chips-away-at-a-core-goal.html Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:26:10 MDT George F. Will: Regulatory overkill — the government's increasing reach http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601424/Regulatory-overkill-2-the-governments-increasing-reach.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601424/Regulatory-overkill-2-the-governments-increasing-reach.html Intersection of two ominous developments: The government intrusions into sensitive moral issues that come with government's... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Idaho, Wyoming watching Utah's Medicaid expansion efforts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601401/Idaho-Wyoming-watching-Utahs-Medicaid-expansion-efforts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601401/Idaho-Wyoming-watching-Utahs-Medicaid-expansion-efforts.html Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion is getting some attention from neighboring states that... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:44:06 MDT John Florez: Our economy is a matter of health http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601383/Our-economy-is-a-matter-of-health.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601383/Our-economy-is-a-matter-of-health.html A healthy workforce is a healthy economy. “I don’t offer free breakfast out of kindness to my employees, I do so... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Letter: The ACA's 'Cadillac plans' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601384/Letter-The-ACAs-Cadillac-plans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601384/Letter-The-ACAs-Cadillac-plans.html Many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) … are particularly controversial, but one that... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652207/Clock-ticking-for-states-to-adopt-health-exchanges.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652207/Clock-ticking-for-states-to-adopt-health-exchanges.html For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Obamacare may not be as expensive as we thought http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601126/Obamacare-may-not-be-as-expensive-as-we-thought.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601126/Obamacare-may-not-be-as-expensive-as-we-thought.html According to the CBO, the net cost of the Affordable Care Act is projected to be cost $5 billion less in 2014 than originally... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:00 MDT How Hobby Lobby's president is standing up for religion — and putting it into schools http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601224/How-Hobby-Lobbys-president-is-standing-up-for-religion-2-and-putting-it-into-schools.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601224/How-Hobby-Lobbys-president-is-standing-up-for-religion-2-and-putting-it-into-schools.html Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, whose suit against the ACA is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, is stepping into... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:30:00 MDT Obama: 8 million signed up for health care http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652172/Obama-8-million-signed-up-for-health-care.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652172/Obama-8-million-signed-up-for-health-care.html Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday,... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:26:03 MDT Gov. Herbert still optimistic about Medicaid expansion plan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601180/Gov-Herbert-still-optimistic-about-Medicaid-expansion-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601180/Gov-Herbert-still-optimistic-about-Medicaid-expansion-plan.html Gov. Gary Herbert continued to be optimistic Wednesday that the federal government will sign off soon on his proposed... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:58:00 MDT Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches a new project: a public school Bible curriculum http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601080/Hobby-Lobby7s-Steve-Green-launches-a-new-project-a-public-school-Bible-curriculum.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601080/Hobby-Lobby7s-Steve-Green-launches-a-new-project-a-public-school-Bible-curriculum.html The Mustang, Okla., school board voted to adopt a Bible course developed by Steve Green, clearing the way for the Hobby Lobby... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:40:00 MDT Report projects health law's subsidies will cost $1 trillion over 10 years, instead of $1.2 trillion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651960/Report-projects-health-laws-subsidies-will-cost-1-trillion-over-10-years-instead-of-12-trillion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651960/Report-projects-health-laws-subsidies-will-cost-1-trillion-over-10-years-instead-of-12-trillion.html The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:14:07 MDT Robert Bennett: Making our own spending decisions: The Affordable Care Act's folly http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600933/Making-our-own-spending-decisions-The-Affordable-Care-Acts-folly.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600933/Making-our-own-spending-decisions-The-Affordable-Care-Acts-folly.html The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the Hobby Lobby case. Plaintiffs say the key question is, “Can an... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT 'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651788/Obamacare-under-attack-as-conservatives-eye-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651788/Obamacare-under-attack-as-conservatives-eye-2016.html Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's health care law and nicked each other... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:58:15 MDT In our opinion: Sebelius' resignation doesn't end the controversies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600767/Sebelius-resignation-doesnt-end-the-controversies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600767/Sebelius-resignation-doesnt-end-the-controversies.html As Kathleen Sebelius exits after five tumultuous years, she leaves a legacy of troubling questions. Not the least of these... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT In our opinion: Obamacare's 'success' doesn't hold up to scrutiny http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600668/Obamacares-success-doesnt-hold-up-to-scrutiny.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600668/Obamacares-success-doesnt-hold-up-to-scrutiny.html The stated purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to provide coverage for all Americans, over 40 million of whom, by most... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:02:50 MDT Health care enrollment may pass 9 million http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600758/Health-care-enrollment-may-pass-9-million.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600758/Health-care-enrollment-may-pass-9-million.html A new poll puts enrollment numbers as high as 9.3 million, but most of these are in employer-based coverage. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:00:00 MDT New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651737/New-face-but-some-old-problems-for-Obamacare.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651737/New-face-but-some-old-problems-for-Obamacare.html Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:20:00 MDT Gov. Herbert: Sebelius resignation won't slow Medicaid expansion talks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600766/Gov-Herbert-Sebelius-resignation-wont-slow-Medicaid-expansion-talks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600766/Gov-Herbert-Sebelius-resignation-wont-slow-Medicaid-expansion-talks.html Gov. Gary Herbert said Friday he doesn't believe the sudden resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:55:00 MDT Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw flawed Obamacare rollout, resigns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651689/Kathleen-Sebelius-who-oversaw-flawed-Obamacare-rollout-resigns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651689/Kathleen-Sebelius-who-oversaw-flawed-Obamacare-rollout-resigns.html Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Barack Obama’s landmark health... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:13:16 MDT Study: Fewer Utah children going without health insurance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600659/Study-Fewer-Utah-children-going-without-health-insurance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600659/Study-Fewer-Utah-children-going-without-health-insurance.html Fewer Utah kids are going without health insurance, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:15:00 MDT House passes Ryan budget; promises balanced federal ledger in 10 years http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651651/House-passes-Ryan-budget-promises-balanced-federal-ledger-in-10-years.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651651/House-passes-Ryan-budget-promises-balanced-federal-ledger-in-10-years.html The House on Wednesday passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years by making sweeping... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT House Democrats unveil budget plan with tax hikes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651427/House-Democrats-unveil-budget-plan-with-tax-hikes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651427/House-Democrats-unveil-budget-plan-with-tax-hikes.html House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:07:39 MDT Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651386/Survey-confirms-gains-in-health-insurance-sign-ups.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651386/Survey-confirms-gains-in-health-insurance-sign-ups.html A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:14:40 MDT House passes bill defining full-time work as 40 hours, White House promises veto http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600261/House-passes-bill-defining-full-time-work-as-40-hours-White-House-promises-veto.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600261/House-passes-bill-defining-full-time-work-as-40-hours-White-House-promises-veto.html The GOP-led house responded to one of the most common critiques of Obamacare last week by passing a bill redefining full-time... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:48:02 MDT Obama tests work policies on federal contractors http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651373/Obama-tests-work-policies-on-federal-contractors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651373/Obama-tests-work-policies-on-federal-contractors.html Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors to impose rules on... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:37:30 MDT GOP expands coverage choices in health law they hate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651392/GOP-expands-coverage-choices-in-health-law-they-hate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651392/GOP-expands-coverage-choices-in-health-law-they-hate.html At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:20:21 MDT On Second Thought http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600249/On-Second-Thought.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600249/On-Second-Thought.html A lighthearted look at news events of the day. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT My view: The Utah insurance gap: Why we can’t wait anymore http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600343/The-Utah-insurance-gap-Why-we-can7t-wait-anymore.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600343/The-Utah-insurance-gap-Why-we-can7t-wait-anymore.html 2014’s legislative session ended with no fix to the coverage gap. As a result, many of Utah’s part-time workers,... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Paul Ryan's budget takes hits from left and right http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600215/Paul-Ryans-budget-takes-hits-from-left-and-right.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600215/Paul-Ryans-budget-takes-hits-from-left-and-right.html Rep. Paul Ryan's annual budget offering got mixed reviews this week. President Obama called it a "stinkburger" and a... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:34:56 MDT House votes to change health care law's definition of full-time work from 30 to 40 hours http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651186/House-votes-to-change-health-care-laws-definition-of-full-time-work-from-30-to-40-hours.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651186/House-votes-to-change-health-care-laws-definition-of-full-time-work-from-30-to-40-hours.html A House bill passed Thursday would change the health care law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 hours... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:59:44 MDT Commentary: Northwestern's move to unionize college athletes shows that it's time for a football minor league http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600185/Commentary-Northwesterns-move-to-unionize-college-athletes-shows-that-its-time-for-a-football.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600185/Commentary-Northwesterns-move-to-unionize-college-athletes-shows-that-its-time-for-a-football.html In the wake of the National Labor Relations Board decision to allow athletes at Northwestern to unionize, the time has come... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:15:00 MDT Nonprofit insurers struggle in new marketplaces http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651072/Nonprofit-insurers-struggle-in-new-marketplaces.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651072/Nonprofit-insurers-struggle-in-new-marketplaces.html A smorgasbord of options and lower prices for consumers were two of the chief selling points for President Barack Obama as he... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:25:27 MDT House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651094/House-GOP-plan-seeks-health-cuts-to-balance-budget.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651094/House-GOP-plan-seeks-health-cuts-to-balance-budget.html Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:05:57 MDT