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Health Care Changes As Of Fall 2017

By on December 25 2017 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

Congress is trying to make changes to the health care law, ie the ACA or  “Obama Care.” This will have a big effect on both individual and family health insurance as well as small group insurance. C-span morning show Washington Journal (WJ) did have a segment (10/18/2017) where Jennifer Haberkorn and Rebecca Adams  talked about the future of […]

Healthcare & ACA in late 2017

By on November 15 2017 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

What is going on with healthcare  law and the ACA law that has a lot to do with individual health insurance and markets.     The CEO of Cigna,  David Cordani, talks about the complicated health care system in the USA.  He goes into the idea that a lot of our health is related to […]

Health Care Reform As Of Sept. 20, 2017

By on September 26 2017 | Heathcare Reform | 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

By on June 29 2017 | Health Insurance, Heathcare Reform | 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 […]

Table of Health Insurance Max Penalties & Fees

By on December 29 2016 | Individual Insurance | Leave a comment

I think this info is important: Table of Important Yearly Health Insurance Maximums, Penalties, Fees for the fall of 2016. from a Kilpatrick Company Oct 2016 blog post

ACA Premium Tax Credit Eligibility for 2016 and 2017

By on December 16 2016 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

Issue Number: HCTT-2016-79 (from an email from the IRS) A Series of Yes-or-No Questions help you Determine Eligibility for the Premium Tax Credit The premium tax credit – also known simply as PTC –  is a credit for certain people who enroll, or whose family member enrolls, in a qualified health plan offered through a […]

ACA Open Enrollment For 2017

By on November 30 2016 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

OK Open enrollment for individual health plans started on Nov 01, 2016. The first deadline is:   Dec 15, 2016 to get a plan that will start on 01/01/2017. Jan 15, 2017 for a plan to start 02/01/2017. Jan 31,2017 for a plan to start 03/01/2017. This is the end of open enrollment for Under […]

Mid Summer 2016 ACA Info & News

By on July 28 2016 | Heathcare Reform | 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

By on March 15 2016 | Heathcare Reform | 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)        

ACA Open Enrollment 2016 Ends January 31st

By on January 25 2016 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

Open enrollment for individual health insurance plans comes to a close at the end of January for 2016.  So,  Sunday 01/31 is the last day people can purchase health insurance with out a special exception. I am going to post  something I read in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday 01/24, that included some news on what […]

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