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Canadian Health Care: Patients Waiting Longer Than Ever For Treatment

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Investors Business Daily Reports:

Socialist Medicine: Canadians love their hockey and have historically been happy with their government-run health care system. Hockey is thriving. The country’s health care system, though, is a wreck and getting worse.

It could be said the words “Canada” and “health care” really don’t go together because some Canadians never make it to the doctor.

Too many die untreated due to extended wait times to see a doctor, and those wait times have increased again this year. They are now almost twice as long as they were in 1993, the year Hillary Clinton tried to force government health care on Americans. (more…)

IRS may never recoup $350 million in Obamacare tax credit overpayments

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

The Washington Times reports:

“A quirk in the law means the IRS will never be able to recoup nearly $350 million in overpayments on Obamacare tax credits last year, and one top senator says he is worried that fraudsters will exploit the loophole to wring more cash out of the government.

Most customers in the health care law’s insurance exchanges get taxpayer-funded subsidies to help cover their premiums, and the amount is based on their expected earnings. At the end of the year, they are supposed to square their anticipated earnings with what they actually made. Because most exchange members received higher incomes — through promotions or better jobs — they have to repay the IRS.

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Benefits Selling’s 2014 Employer Survey

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Benefits Pro reports:

“The implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has made most employers “rethink” their employee benefit offerings, including increasing employees’ share of cost even more via consumer-driven plans.

According to Benefits Selling’s 2014 Employer Survey, 70 percent of employers said PPACA has made them rethink their employee benefit offerings, compared to 30 percent who said the health care reform law hadn’t had any impact on their offerings.

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UnitedHealthcare vying for a slice of Obamacare pie?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Healthcare Daily reports:

“If UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Inc. starts selling plans on the state’s health insurance exchange this fall — as reported today — the insurer most likely won’t make a large dent in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois’ market share.

Still, there are chances for the carrier, an arm of Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group Inc., to make inroads in the state.

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New health insurance markets: Not like Travelocity

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Seattle pi reports:

“You may have heard that shopping for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will be like using Travelocity or Amazon.

But many people will end up with something more mundane than online shopping, like a call to the help desk.

Struggling with a deadline crunch, some states are delaying online tools that could make it easier for consumers to find the right plan when the markets go live on Oct. 1.

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Great News for Illinoisans Looking for Health Coverage

Monday, June 17th, 2013

AARP Blog reports:

“For too long, thousands of Illinoisans have not had access to basic health and dental care even when employed. But on May 23rd, the State Senate passed a key legislative measure that will establish the state’s first Health Insurance Marketplace. House Bill 3227  passed the Senate by a vote of 39-19 and is on its way to the State House. We are now urging State Representatives to vote YES on this legislation.

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Do Seniors Have To Wait Two Extra Years To Get Medicare?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Insurance News Net reports:

“Some observers and politicians insist there is little choice but to raise the Medicare age to 67. With the US economy having seen better days, many people argue that the federal government is obligated to find ways to trim spending—and people calling for a rise in the Medicare eligibility age vehemently argue that making most Americans wait two more years to get Medicare is a necessity if Medicareis to remain financially stable in coming years.

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Health insurance exchanges: The big unknowns

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

American Medical News reports:

“Physicians navigating the world after health system reform are headed toward a large, uncharted area over the horizon in the form of health insurance exchanges. The coverage marketplaces will serve millions of people, but with few predecessor models to serve as guides, doctors wondering what the exchanges will be like for them are, for the most part, sailing blind.

Health insurance exchanges are scheduled to emerge by 2014, at which point individuals and small businesses will be able to shop for a variety of plan options, including coverage that might come with federal subsidies. Forming competitive marketplaces is a major way in which Affordable Care Act architects intended not only to expand coverage to tens of millions of people, but also to restrain cost growth in the system.

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Tech firm rides health-reform wave

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

“A Chicago clinic and a suburban tech firm expect to grow as federal health-care reform takes effect — a massive overhaul that the Congressional Budget Office forecast this week will require $1.17 trillion in new government spending in the next decade, or $84 billion less than first estimated.

The budget office revised its numbers based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that President Obama’s health-care reform law is constitutional, but that states can opt out of Medicaid expansion. The opt-out means 3 million fewer low-income Americans will be insured by the federal-state program.

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