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American Hospital Association Issues Statement on Senate Medicare for All Proposal

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Insurance News Net reports:

“The American Hospital Association issued the following statement by Executive Vice President Tom Nickels:

“America’s hospitals and health systems share the goal of achieving universal coverage for all Americans. However, “Medicare for All,” while promising a one-size-fits-all solution, would instead take away choice from millions of Americans and put access to vital health care services at risk.

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Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Navigators Say Feds Don’t Appreciate Scope Of The Job

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Kaiser Health News reports:

“The Trump administration says many of the organizations that help people enroll in health plans on the federal insurance marketplaces don’t provide enough bang for the buck, sometimes costing thousands of dollars to sign up each customer. So, it is cutting their funding, some by as much as 90 percent, the government told the groups last week.

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Large employers stick with employee health plans, small businesses another story

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Benefits Pro reports:

“Large employers continue to believe in the value of sponsored health benefits for employees, despite the options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. But small employers are increasingly choosing to pull out of the health benefits business.

That’s what a survey from the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) found when it examined the percentage of employers offering health insurance from 2008 to 2015. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey — Insurance Component, EBRI reported that nearly 100 percent of the largest employers (those with 1,000 or more employees) have continued to offer health insurance through the ups and downs and gyrations of the past seven years.

 

With Michigan Closure, More Than Half of Obamacare CO-OPs Have Now Failed

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Energy & Commerce Reports:

“WASHINGTON, DC – The number of failed Obamacare CO-OPs grew to one dozen today as Michigan became the latest to announce it was closing. To date, 12 of the original 23 CO-OPs have closed, bringing the total cost to taxpayers at more than $1.23 billion. This Thursday, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on “Examining the Costly Failures of Obamacare’s CO-OP Insurance Loans.” (more…)

President Obama Rates Affordable Care Act 8 Out of 10

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Yahoo News reports:

“When Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief health and medical editor, sat down with President Obama yesterday, the conversation focused on the health impact of climate change, gun control, and the Affordable Care Act.

Besser asked the president to rate the success of the Affordable Care Act on a scale from 1 to 10. Obama gave the law an “8.”

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IRS Told to Beef Up Obamacare Scrutiny

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Gov Info Security reports:

“A watchdog agency says the Internal Revenue Service needs to put into place additional procedures to ensure that Obamacare health insurance exchanges properly safeguard consumer tax information.

Under the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – the IRS is authorized to disclose limited tax information to health insurance exchanges. That data is used in determining eligibility for individuals to receive federal subsidies to help cover the cost of insurance.

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Final birth control rule issued for faith groups

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Benefits Pro reports:

“The Obama administration isn’t backing off its position that employers must include free contraceptive coverage in workers’ insurance plans as part of the nation’s health care reforms, though it did give chuches some wiggle room Friday.

Under pressure from religious groups, the administration issued final rules on the birth control mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that included a compromise allowing faith-based nonprofits and corporations to offer contraceptives through special third-party policies, without having to manage or pay for the services directly.

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