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Category Archives: Heathcare Reform

Health Care Reform As Of Sept. 20, 2017

Health Care Reform As Of Sept. 20, 2017

By on September 26 2017 | | Leave a comment

Where are we (the Congress) on taking on repeal and replacement of the ACA law as of  09/20/2017 ? This is a good question with no clear or easy answers.   ( “darn”   – jcl) See the three videos and  ALL the good links for more info to help you see what is going […]

Individual Heath (ACA) Open Enrollment for 2018

Individual Heath (ACA) Open Enrollment for 2018

By on June 29 2017 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

The ACA is still the “law of the land” re Individual Health Insurance. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018. As of the end of June we are not sure what insurace companies will be selling in Texas. Note  Memorial […]

May 2017 Health Care Replacement

May 2017 Health Care Replacement

By on June 1 2017 | | Leave a comment

The Congress has started the process to repel  & replace the ACA law. I have posted what I think is some good info on the via the C-Span.org -AM news show  Washington Journal from Monday 05/05/2017 with Ms Julie Rovner who is with Kaiser health news. See the below link for about 90 minuets of discussion […]

The Cost of Health Care 2017

The Cost of Health Care 2017

By on May 24 2017 | | Leave a comment

The cost of health care goes up every day. I can say that on the insurance side, which I look at every day, it seems that the cost of premium goes up about 1% per month. I do not have any answers for this but I think I have found some people (a writer in […]

Mid Summer 2016 ACA Info & News

Mid Summer 2016 ACA Info & News

By on July 28 2016 | | Leave a comment

      Ms. Rachana Pradhan is with Politico . She was with Inside Health Policy where she focused on the implementation of the ACA. She was interviewed on 03/27/2016, which was the 6th anniversary of the signing ot the ACA law. Please note: Starting at about min 1:45 she talks about TAX form 1095 (3 types ….depending […]

Healthcare News For March 2016

Healthcare News For March 2016

By on March 15 2016 | | Leave a comment

C-SPAN – Washington Journal -2016 Presidential Candidates Healthcare Proposals Th AM 03/10/2016 Alison Kodjak (health care reporter NPR) Alison Kodjak – LinkedIN Medical Bills Still Take A Big Toll, Even With Insurance  via NPR 03/11/2016 Related Links NPR HealthNews  NPR Health shots (npr health news)        

Upcoming ACA Health Law Tax Not Just On Luxury

Upcoming ACA Health Law Tax Not Just On Luxury

By on September 9 2015 | | Leave a comment

I  read a good article on the so called “ Cadillac tax”  in the Houston Chronicle  (09/02/2015) part of the ACA or Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). The article  points out some of the things that a lot of people like and use that are due to be affected by the new law.  This “Cadillac […]

2015 ACA Info And Rules From CIGNA

2015 ACA Info And Rules From CIGNA

By on July 18 2015 | | Leave a comment

I found an excellent document that provides good info on individual and family plans for ON and OFF the marketplace. As we do not always have all the answers to your questions, sometimes we go to the carriers or major health insurance companies to find them. This is primarily because of all the changes that […]

ACA Tax Penalty Calculator

ACA Tax Penalty Calculator

By on July 14 2015 | | 1 Comment

In the March 06, 2014 WSJ there was an article on the prospect of the ACA tax penalty.  The WSJ talks of the the Tax Policy Center (TPC) and its mission to provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy. TPC – ACA Tax Penalty Calc ACA -exempt list from TPC wsj.com_blog_-Obamacare Penalty to Exceed 95 for […]

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provision for 2015

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provision for 2015

By on July 14 2015 | | Leave a comment

The new rules and reg’s of the ACA as it pertains to taxes is run by the internal revenue service (IRS) The IRS web site has a good link on this topic Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provision  This website has a section for individuals and one for companies. This is good info and I […]

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