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Health Care Reform and Loaded Exchange Boards

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With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act being enacted, many states are finding the law to be quite confusing. Regulations have yet to be developed in some areas, while funding sources for others aspects of the law are still up in the air. For such a complex undertaking, there are going to burdens for states to overcome. But one financial burden that the states have already received funding for is also turning out to be a burden on its citizens.

The Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that all states adopt and operate health insurance exchanges. These exchanges are intended to be utilized by individuals that are not able to obtain health insurance through their employer, Medicare and other sources. Small businesses are also eligible to participate in the exchange so that they too can obtain affordable medical coverage for their employees. Read more…

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Posted by Admin - December 2, 2011 at 1:02 am

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The Health Insurance Debate and Fox News

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Anyone with even an ounce of common sense realizes that when more people become uninsured, a cascade of events begin to ripple through the entire health care industry. Generally speaking, doctors get paid less and must raise their prices to those that do pay. This results in higher health insurance premiums for all. Fox News, which is strongly opposed to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, shocked me today by actually publishing a syndicated story regarding how the uninsured are costing everyone a lot of money.

Fox Business, which still falls under the Fox News umbrella, noted that regions which have a higher percentage of uninsured residents typically have a harder time gaining access to care. Does Fox Business lack even the most basic fundamentals of operating in the black? If people can’t pay for their medical care in a community, how can any medical practice survive? It can’t. The basic principles of operating in profit still apply in the health care industry, even though Fox does not appear to quite understand that principal yet. Read more…

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Posted by Admin - November 24, 2011 at 1:58 am

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Supreme Court to Hear Health Care Law Challenges

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Those that oppose President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act law, will finally have their day in the United States Supreme Court in early 2012. While no specific date has been set, many believe that the Supreme Court will hear opening arguments sometime in March. Even though the opposition has been awaiting this announcement, those that support health care reform also are looking at this as an opportunity for vindication.

In total, twenty six states are challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and its provision that requires all Americans obtain health insurance. Their argument is that the government cannot force people to purchase any product or service. Regardless of the legality of that particular mandate, chances are the Affordable Care Act would still remain law even if the Supreme Court rules the government cannot force people to buy insurance. Read more…

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Posted by Admin - November 15, 2011 at 3:56 am

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