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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)        

Health Insurance Exchange Plans

By on June 13 2013 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

The ACA (Affordable Care Act)  or the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also know as  Health Care Reform (HCR) has outlined and mandated that there will Health Insurance Exchanges or Health Insurance Marketplaces. There will be both Public and Private Exchange Health Insurance plans. There will continue to be Individual and Group plans sold […]

U.S. Healthcare Reform Resources

By on May 6 2013 | Heathcare Reform, Medicare | Leave a comment

The following is a list of books and other resources on the subject of health care problems we face in the United States at this point in time. I believe these problems have been building and are now big. “Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix It” by Rosemary […]

Subsidized Health Insurance Coming In 2014

By on April 17 2013 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

The subsidized health insurance plans in the ACA or PPACA law could have some unintended consequences for people who make use of the premium subsidy.  A subsidy will be available for plans purchased through the government exchange for coverage starting in January 2014. I  read a story in my local Sunday  Houston Chronicle newspaper. It was published as an AP piece in section […]

ACA Information for Employers 2013

By on March 4 2013 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

Heath Care Reform or as I call it ACA (Affordable Care Act) will continue to dribble out information for all Americans. I will do my best to keep up as I can and publish information, updates, and links on this website.  I have labeled posts on this subject “Healthcare Reform.” The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) […]

The ACA Upheld by the Supreme Court Now What?

By on July 14 2012 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

OK,  the Supreme Court  ruling is in, Thursday 06/28/2012.  What does this mean for the public?  The following is a Q & A on some questions on this topic at the New York Times. The Wall Street Journal has a story on Health Care spending by the Economist David Wessel. Also, see this story from […]

C-SPAN Healthcare Reform Video

By on February 23 2011 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

The following video from C-SPAN’s morning show, “Washington Journal,” presents the status of healthcare reform from NPR healthcare reporter, Ms. Julie Rovner.  It shows the status as she sees it as of 01/09/2011 and is about 30 minutes long. Julie Rovner talks about the implementation of the Health Care Reform Law and took viewer calls […]