Tag Archives: Healthcare

Obamacare Tax

One of the many taxes this bill brings forth will be a tax on HMO plans of 3.5%. Starting on the February renewal cycle, there will be a 3.5% excise tax on carriers. Insurance carriers will bear the cost of … Continue reading

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Health Reform Subsidy Calculator

Please follow the link to a Health Reform Subsidy Calculator from the Kaiser Foundation. It is a great tool to see whether or not you might be eligible for a subsidy. The problem with Healthcare Reform is that it is … Continue reading

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Justices Expected To Reject Postponing Ruling On Healthcare Reform Challenge

The Supreme Court’s hearing Monday on whether it is proper for the justices to rule on the Affordable Care Act at this time generated extensive television, print and online coverage. Media analysts last night and this morning largely agree that … Continue reading

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New Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)

Find your states plan. I wonder how long these rates will last since they have been heavily subsidized. What are the benefits? Does it include Prescriptions? Is some of the plans a straight deductible? http://www.healthcare.gov/law/about/provisions/pcip/index.html

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Critics of health reform eye Supreme Court challenge

The Washington Post (1/3, Pershing) reported that a “small but vocal contingent of legal scholars and many Republican lawmakers” are arguing that Democratic healthcare measures “are unconstitutional and will be ruled so by the Supreme Court. Their primary target: the … Continue reading

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Possible Democratic defections leave fate of Baucus’ bill uncertain

The Washington Post (10/5, Connolly) reports Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) “have refused to pledge support for the healthcare reform bill scheduled for a vote this week” in the Senate Finance Committee, “underscoring the hard work … Continue reading

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An Insurance Agent Call Center? 1-800-BAD-IDEA

Those who want to eliminate health insurance agents and brokers are wrong to claim that the federal government can provide a better alternative. Some lawmakers have even floated the idea of establishing a national government-run call center, similar to the … Continue reading

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Health Care That Fits Your Lifestyle

Tired of waiting to get into the doctor’s office? There are new trends emerging which are more affordable and accessible for patients. In Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Oregon, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey, clinics are arriving inside the CVS, Rite-Aid, … Continue reading

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High Medical Bills? Slash ‘Em Now!

Easy ways to save on healthcare costs Healthcare is expensive, plain and simple. Yet, by being a savvy consumer, you can slash your medical-related costs in many ways. Consider these tips to lessen the burden that healthcare puts on your … Continue reading

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Report shows insured families pay additional $1,000 to help cover care for uninsured.

Coverage of The Families USA Report on a “hidden tax” in health insurance continued. The Wall Street Journal (5/29, Yoest, subscription required) reports that, according to a report by Families USA, “the average family with health insurance in 2008 paid … Continue reading

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