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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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House Panel Approves 2012 Budget, Including Medicare, Medicaid Cuts

The AP (4/7, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports, “The Republican-led House Budget Committee approved a $3.5 trillion budget for 2012 on Wednesday that was hailed by its GOP authors as an end to a federal spending binge but savaged by Democrats as an … Continue reading

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Aetna Suing Six New Jersey Doctors Over “Unconscionable” Medical Bills.

Bloomberg News (3/24, Waldman) reports that health insurer “Aetna Inc. (AET) is suing six New Jersey doctors over medical bills it calls ‘unconscionable,’ including $56,980 for a bedside consultation and $59,490 for an ultrasound that typically costs $74.” Bloomberg News … Continue reading

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Survey on Healthcare Reform

HCR SurveyHere is a survey that was completed on Healthcare reform. We asked about 2400 businesses to participate in the survey. The survey was taken during the August/September timeframe. Please read the interesting results. Please click on the above blue … Continue reading

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Administration Unveils New Rules For Employer-Sponsored Plans

The Los Angeles Times (6/15) reports, “The Obama administration Monday announced new regulations to discourage companies from scaling back their health benefits, a goal Democrats described as a top priority of the new healthcare law. These rules may have a … Continue reading

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Why are Health Care Costs rising?

Health care costs – and consequently the rates your employer pays for your employee health plan – have grown four times the rate of inflation over the last decade. Employers have seen their health insurance premiums increase 119 percent since … Continue reading

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As Obama Unveils Health Reform Plan, GOP Cries Foul

Media coverage of President Obama’s healthcare proposal (which included reports on all three network newscasts) generally gives it little chance of becoming law. The plan was swiftly confronted with GOP charges that it amounts to a “government takeover” that “slashes … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats’ coalition on health reform said to be fracturing

With debate on the Senate healthcare bill to begin this week, media reports indicate that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) faces a difficult challenge in herding the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation. The AP (11/30) reports, “The … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats lose healthcare test vote

In a 53-47 vote, the Senate Wednesday dealt what media reports are describing as a blow to President Obama’s plans for healthcare reform. While the procedural vote concerned a popular Medicare bill to increase payments to doctors by $247 billion, … Continue reading

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Summary of the America’s Healthy Choices Act

On October 13, 2009, the Senate Finance Committee approved Senator Max Baucus’s (D-Montana) health care bill, the America’s Healthy Future Act, by a vote of 14 to 9. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) was the only Republican to vote with the … Continue reading

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