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Ohio Voters Reject Health Care Reform

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In what has been described as a stunning defeat to “Obamacare,” Ohio voters soundly rejected the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in passing State Issue 3. The margin of those against the Federal health care reform law was surprisingly large, with 66% of voters in favor of opting out of this law and just 34% supporting it. However, did voters really want to opt out of Federal health care reform or is there a larger message to be heard by voters in this November 8, 2011 election cycle?

Ohioans also passed Issue 2, which repealed the restrictive public employee union law championed by Governor Kasich. State Issue 1, which would have risen the age in which judges may serve, also fell to defeat with 62% of voters against raising the age limits. If you look at each statewide issue in this election, it would be simple to read the will of Ohio voters. Unlike other assessments, I think there is something else going on in Ohio and around the nation that most media commentators are overlooking. Read more…

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Posted by Admin - November 10, 2011 at 2:51 am

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Affordable Care Act Loses CLASS

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As the United States copes with massive budget deficits, many individuals are curious if there will actually be funding available for the Affordable Care Act once it becomes an active law.  Further adding to this uncertainty is the loss of CLASS, a key provision in the ACA which was to provide for the long-term care of the elderly, has been recently suspended indefinitely.

According to statistics, nearly one third of all Medicare spending is related to long-term care.  Proponents of the Affordable Care Act view this “indefinite suspension” of CLASS as a major setback, while opponents argue that this is the first of many dominoes to drop.  Regardless of ones position on the issue, the fact remains that those near the end of their lives will not find financial assistance through the Affordable Care Act. Read more…

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Posted by Admin - October 31, 2011 at 12:05 am

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