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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 […]

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 […]

ACA Individual Health Fall Open Enrollment 2016

By on November 11 2015 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

O.K. the 3rd  Open Enrollment for individual  and family coverage (2016 coverage) has started. Open enrollment for individual  &  family ACA health insurance plans  is Nov  01, 2015  –  Jan 31,  2016.  (link for 2016 timeline).    and YES, this is  for plans ON and OFF the Marketplace. 12/15/2015 deadline for coverage to start 01/01/2016 […]

Upcoming ACA Health Law Tax Not Just On Luxury

By on September 9 2015 | Heathcare Reform | 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 […]

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provision for 2015

By on July 14 2015 | Heathcare Reform | 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 […]

Marketplace for Texas 2015 Via Aetna

By on May 27 2015 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

In this post you will find links to excellent information on the federal marketplace for Texas residents from the Aetna website. Aetna has a section on there website titled “Reform Explained.” See this link for a video on “what is a health insurance exchange” (and a transcript of the marketplace). Also seee the Aetna overview […]

“America’s Bitter Pill” A Book on the ACA

By on January 7 2015 | Heathcare Reform | 1 Comment

It is now January 2015.  So I hope everyone had a nice Christmas (or holiday for my non Christian friends) and a Happy New Year. While on my way to the post office.  I had the opportunity to listen to a radio show on NPR‘s Fresh Air. The topic was a new book by Steven […]

ACA Open Enrollment for 2015 Indidividual Health Plans

By on December 19 2014 | Health Insurance, Individual Insurance | Leave a comment

For Individual Health Insurance we all have to get used to the idea of an annual open enrollment. This is the time where you can shop and purchase health insurance without having a qualifying event.  A qualifying event allows you to purchase (on average 60 day window) health insurance outside the open enrollment period. Here are […]

March 2014 Media on the ACA & Healthcare.gov

By on March 21 2014 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

In this post I will provide links to several media sources on Obama Care or the name I like better, the ACA or (Affordable Care Act) which is short for PPACA (Patient Protection Affordable Care Act) Market Place Radio 03/14 has a story on rating the ACA. (how many stars) The Houston Radio Station KUHF […]

ACA Tips for February 2014

By on February 26 2014 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

Please Note: Individuals can  purchase  health insurance only until 03/15/2014 that will go into effect April 1 2014. As of now after these dates you can not purchase individual health insurance unless you have a qualifying event. I started this post back in August / September of 2013.  Well, life and all the real challenges […]

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