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Making Sense of Healthcare News (ACA) In 2018

By on March 27 2018 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

What is going on with American’s healthcare is a moving target.  People will say they do not want “Obamacare” or an ACA plan. But, the law affects all of us. and  most insurance. I listened to this reporter and tried to make some sense of our (the USA healthcare system) as we start into the […]

Health Insurance News Feb 2018

By on February 27 2018 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

Group Health Insurance is the way most Americans get health Insurance. And this has been the best way to get health insurance in my opinion. When the ACA first came on, the playing field was more level. But over time the Individual market has not stayed  as strong in the offering and the price has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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