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How your health care would change under “Medicare for All”

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Axios reports:

“Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” push has upended Democratic politics almost as thoroughly as it would upend the health care system.

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Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire create new company to tackle health care costs

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Three of corporate America’s heaviest hitters — Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase — sent a shudder through the health industry Tuesday when they announced plans to jointly create a company to provide their employees with high-quality, affordable care.

The announcement was short on details about precisely what the independent company will do. But given the three players’ outsize influence — and Amazon’s ability to transform just about everything it touches — the alliance has the potential to shake up how Americans shop for health care, and the stocks of insurance companies, drug distributors and others slumped in reaction.

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One Illinois medical center lands on list of best U.S. hospitals

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Crains Chicago Business reports:

“Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the only Illinois medical center to land among the best 20 hospitals nationwide, according to new rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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No one thinks the GOP health bill is a good idea for Illinois

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Crains Chicago Business reports:

“There are not many things that Republicans and Democrats in Illinois agree on. But there’s near universal consensus that House Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement would do serious harm to Chicago and the state as a whole.

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Big news for Chicago-area Obamacare insurance exchange: Cigna seeks to join

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

The Chicago Tribune reports:

“One of the nation’s largest health insurance companies plans to enter the Obamacare marketplace in the Chicago area for the first time, bringing new competition as other insurers exit or go out of business.

The Tribune has confirmed that Cigna, based in Bloomfield, Conn., has filed plans to sell health policies to individuals and families who purchase their own coverage in the individual market. If the plans are approved by Illinois regulators, Cigna will start selling policies Nov. 1, when enrollment for 2017 Obamacare coverage opens.

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Help Squad: Will Medicaid errors result in $4K tax penalty for couple?

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The Chicago Tribune reports:

“Dear Help Squad,

I hope you can help us get the documents we need so our health insurance is not canceled.

For 2015, we signed up for medical insurance through the health care marketplace. The agent who assisted us determined our income level qualified my wife and me for coverage under Illinois Medicaid, which we continued throughout 2015.

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Feds Tightening Use Of Short-Term Health Insurance

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Insurance News net reports:

The Obama administration wants to limit consumers’ use of short-term insurance plans, which a growing number of Americans have been buying in response to the Affordable Care Act’s requirements to have health coverage.

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed limiting short-term health policies to a term of three months. Currently, short-term policies can be issued for a term of up to one year.

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PPACA dropouts cut enrollment by 1.5 million

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Benefits Pro reports:

” About 1.5 million people dropped off health insurance coverage rolls this year after failing to pay for policies they picked on the Obamacare marketplaces.

That left 10.2 million covered by Affordable Care Act policies as of March 31, up from 6.3 million at the end of 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said today. Eighty- five percent got subsidies to help them afford coverage.

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PPACA HIT repeal bill gaining steam

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Benefits Pro reports:

“A funding mechanism included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actis gaining steam in the House of Representatives, leading to a round of huzzahs from the small business community.

Because affordable care for all will only be affordable if someone underwrites its true cost, the law includes various taxes and assessments designed to sustain the insurers that offer low-premium coverage. Among them: The Health Insurance Tax, targeting small businesses.

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