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Gosh Y’all, Could “Obamacare” Be Working?!! (Part 2)

September 16, 2011

From The New Republic: By Jonathan Cohn September 15, 2011 | 11:16 am Republicans made a lot of arguments against the Affordable Care Act. But perhaps none were as effective, or as seemingly plausible, as their contention that their new law would cripple Medicare Advantage. New evidence suggests — surprise! — that the argument was…

Kaiser Poll: The Uninsured Don’t Understand ACA

September 7, 2011

From Politico: People will only understand the law when it becomes tangible for them, Drew Altman said. | AP Photo By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 8/29/11 12:24 PM EDT About half of the uninsured Americans who stand to benefit the most from the health care reform law aren’t aware of how the legislation is designed to…

Rick Perry’s Snake Oil Cure For Our Sick Healthcare System

September 7, 2011

From The Huffington Post: By Wendell Potter In his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is perpetuating a convincing hoax: that implementing Texas-style tort reform would go a long way toward curing what ails the U.S. health care system. Like his fellow GOP contenders, Perry consistently denounces “Obamacare” as “a…

Check This Healthcare Fact Sheet; Know What You’re Owed

September 1, 2011

Preventive Services Covered by Private Health Plans Under the ACA The Affordable Care Act created new requirements that private insurers cover preventive services, including routine immunizations, screenings for conditions such as cancer and high cholesterol, and preventive services for women. A new fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation outlines these prevention requirements and discusses…

Clarence and Virginia Thomas Against Healthcare Reform

August 22, 2011

From The New Yorker: As the Justice has assumed an influential role on the Roberts Court, his wife has helped lead the public war against the Administration. ILLUSTRATION: PHILIP BURKE By Jeffrey Toobin August 29, 2011 It has been, in certain respects, a difficult year for Clarence Thomas. In January, he was compelled to amend several…

New Healthcare Rules Would Empower Consumers

August 19, 2011

From The Washington Post: New regulations proposed on Wednesday by the Obama administration would require private health insurers to offer cost/benefit summaries of their insurance plans in “plain English,” enabling us all to comparison shop with confidence. By N.C. Aizenman, Published: August 17 What would your health insurance cover if you got pregnant? How much could…

Feds To Unveil Health-Insurance Exchange Details

August 17, 2011

From The Wall Street Journal: Associated Press/Don Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will help unveil the plan Wednesday. By ANNA WILDE MATHEWS And JANET ADAMY Consumers shopping for health insurance will soon get a peek at a new standard form—akin to the nutrition label on food products—that will lay out…

Protect Health Care For All Americans!

January 6, 2011

South Carolinians, please urge your congressman to preserve the new Affordable Care Act ahead of next week’s House vote! The new health care law contains too much good for us to abandon it. See below what South Carolina would lose with its repeal, and then please contact your congressman! Rep. Tim Scott (SC-01) – (202)…

Survey: Small Businesses More Likely To Cover Employees, Thanks To New Healthcare Law

January 4, 2011

The Small Business Majority commissioned a national survey of 619 small business owners from Nov. 17-22, 2010, to gauge how entrepreneurs view two critical components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: healthcare tax credits and insurance exchanges. It found that both the small business tax credit (a provision allowing businesses with fewer than…

Colorado Learns What’s Really Driving Healthcare Costs

November 5, 2010

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 4, 2010 Contact: Cameron Lewis, Colorado Division of Insurance, 303.894.2261 Chris Lines, DORA Public Information Officer, 303.894.7873 Federal Health Reform Accounts for less than 5% of Rate Increase in Colorado Speculation continues to swirl about the effects of Federal Health Care Reform on health insurance premiums, so Colorado…

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