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Conflicting Reports on Health of Ethiopian PM

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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There are conflicting reports about the health of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who is reported to be hospitalized in Brussels. European media Wednesday said the long-time prime minister is in critical condition, but the hospital declined to confirm the reports or to acknowledge his presence. Government officials told VOA the 57-year-old Meles is not […]

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European Media: Ethiopian PM in Critical Condition

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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European media are reporting that Ethiopia’s longtime Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is hospitalized in critical condition, contrary to statements by the government. News reports say the prime minister is hospitalized at Saint Luc Hospital in Brussels. The hospital on Wednesday declined to say if Mr. Meles is there. In interviews with VOA, government officials and […]

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Mladic, Accused War Crimes Suspect, Rushed to Hospital

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, on trial for war crimes at The Hague, has been rushed from the courtroom to the hospital. Officials for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said Mladic was taken into medical care Thursday as a precautionary measure, after he complained of not feeling well during the proceedings. […]

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House Votes to Repeal Obama Health Care Reform

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has voted for the 33rd time to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform. Wednesday’s vote was largely along party lines, 244 to 185. Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner says health care reform is too expensive and has not created jobs. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called […]

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House of Representatives Votes to Repeal Health Care Reform

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted again to repeal President Barack Obama’s health reform program. The vote was 244 to 185. Most of those who voted for repeal were members of the opposition Republican Party, who say the law is bad for the economy and harms many Americans who are concerned about high […]

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US Health Care Law Faces Repeal Vote in Congress

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will hold a vote Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the new national health care reform law. The vote is taking place two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law, the signature domestic achievement of President Barack Obama’s tenure. The court ruled that the key part […]

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Cambodian Doctors Identify Cause of Child-Killing Disease

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Doctors in Cambodia say they have identified an illness that has killed dozens of children in the past three months. Officials at the Cambodian Health Ministry and the World Health Organization announced Sunday that samples collected from some of at least 60 children who died, tested positive for the Enterovirus 71, which causes hand, foot […]

US Health Care Ruling Helps Hospitals; Hurts Insurers

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Equities analysts at Goldman Sachs, the major investment bank, say hospitals are “winners” in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health care plan. A commentary published by the firm predicts that the year 2014, when many provisions of the health care law are in place, should be a good one for hospital companies. […]

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US Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Obama’s Healthcare Law

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate element of President Barack Obama’s health care plan, with Chief Justice John Roberts ruling with the more liberal justices. The individual mandate requires Americans to purchase heath insurance or face a financial penalty.

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US Supreme Court to Rule on ‘Obamacare’

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court will announce its highly-anticipated decision Thursday on the legality of the contentious health insurance reform law pushed by President Barack Obama. The major focus of the nine-member court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act is the provision mandating that all Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or face a financial penalty. […]

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