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Video: Insurance Chief Speaks Out from Davos on Health-Care Reform

The president of Aetna on how insurance companies are adjusting to the new law.

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The Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray video interviews Aetna chairman Ron Williams about pressures on insurance companies and how they are preparing for health-care reform.

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Repealing Health Care Reform Would Cost $230 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office says a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would add $230 billion to the federal deficit.

New Speaker of the House John Boehner intends to repeal last year's historic health care reform bill, new provisions of which just went into effect, and which he refers to as the nation's "biggest job killer." For Boehner, it's a way of proving the newly elected Congress's commitment to fiscal responsibility.

The Congressional Budget Office, however, reports (PDF) that a repeal of the historic Affordable Care Act, would actually add $230 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years.

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Happy New Year: Here Comes Obamacare

As you were nursing your hangover on Saturday, new parts of Obamacare went into effect. Still no death panels, but find out what we did get.

It's 2011, and as you were nursing your hangover on Saturday, new parts of Obamacare went into effect.

As of January 1, insurance companies will have to spend at least 80 percent of the revenue they make from premiums on actual health care (as opposed to salaries or overhead or advertising or whatever). Most people probably won't be aware of this new, so-called "medical loss ratio," but it will make sure the insurance companies spend more of their money helping their customers get well.

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How Does the Health Care Bill Get Paid for?

Here, from the Tax Foundation, is a helpful chart that shows how the first decade of health care reform is paid for. It's interesting to note...

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Would You Like Fries (540 Calories) with That?

Coming soon to chain restaurants everywhere: nutrition labeling. Within a year, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce rules...

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Dennis Kucinich Supports Health Care Reform (We're Almost There)

Dennis Kucinich, the lefty congressman from Ohio, was holding out on the health care reform bill because it didn't have the so-called public...

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