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Repealing the Medical Device Tax Is Not Cronyism

The Washington Post yesterday posted an editorial opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax, on the grounds that it would constitute “caving in to special interests.” That view of the situation is deeply troubling...Show More Summary

Taxes - DIY or Tax Pro

As I mentioned, it could be a very complicated season - late law changes, the Affordable Care Act rules, and much reduced IRS resources. It's the perfect storm for potential taxpayer confusion, problems filing tax returns, and delayed refunds. Show More Summary

Can You Afford A Broken Arm? Insured Or Not, Hospital Bills Hurt; 5 Apps Than Can Help You Save

It's no secret that medical care is expensive. Yet, people are often blindsided by hospital bills. No one thinks they will ever get hurt or sick. Easy ways -- including helpful apps -- that can help you prepare your finances for unexpected...Show More Summary

The Heritage Foundation Rejected The Central Claim Of The Lawsuit Trying To Gut Obamacare

Add the Heritage Foundation to the list of groups that used to know what the Affordable Care Act says. The post The Heritage Foundation Rejected The Central Claim Of The Lawsuit Trying To Gut Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgres...

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll Shows Most Support Fix For Subsidies Under Affordable Care Act

While you can never be certain as to what the Supreme Court would do, I’ve always felt that it is most likely that they would ultimately find that King v. Burwell is a frivolous case. (In other words, the most conservative justices might accept it, but John Roberts will cast the deciding vote against it [...]Show More Summary

Obamacare should lose in next Supreme Court case

Conservatives in Washington are increasingly confident that the Supreme Court will rule this summer that the White House has gone beyond its legal authority in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Any such decision would enrage liberals. They would accuse the Republican-appointed justices of...

Health Insurance Mandate Imposes Penalty On Millions

The health insurance mandate penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could has as many as four percent of taxpayers, NBC News reported yesterday. Taxpayers who have not signed up for health insurance this past year face the penalty mandated by the ACA, also commonly known as ObamaCare. Show More Summary

Castle Wire: Italians Are Offloading Castles As Taxes Become Onerous

Taking care of a castle in Italy used to be something that was relatively affordable, with yearly taxes often much lower than the maintenance costs on an apartment in the U.S. Many castles had been in the family for...

Repeal of Medical Device Tax More Likely With Friends Across Party Lines

Nearly five years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, congressional Republicans have their best chance yet to follow through on a promise to undo part of it by repealing the medical device tax. A number of Democrats are on board for the repeal too. In fact, the tax is anything but a…

Do You Believe in Health Care Sharing Ministries?

Since Jan. 1, my family has been without traditional health insurance for the first time in our lives. Sounds scary, but it wasn’t a decision we took lightly, or one we made voluntarily. Due to the passage of the Affordable Care ActShow More Summary

Kalwis Lo's #GetCovered Story

Kalwis Lo remembers the day that the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. While the other students that he had worked with to support the Affordable Care Act went out to celebrate, he stayed in feeling exhausted. Said...Show More Summary

Here We Go… New Mexico State University Promotes Obamacare to Non-Citizens

A student at New Mexico State University sent this email he/she received from the Student Services Office. The email is promoting Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The school is also encouraging non-citizens to apply. This comes from the student at NMSUA … Continue reading ?

Up to Six Million Households May Face Obamacare Penalty

The government has estimated that up to six million households who didn’t have health care coverage in 2014 may face a penalty under the Affordable Care Act regulations.

Wash. Post Implausibly Claims Supreme Court Case That Could Gut ACA Subsidies "Might Not Matter"

The Washington Post blog The Fix is claiming that an upcoming Supreme Court decision that could eliminate health care subsidies for millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) "might not matter" because Republicans might...Show More Summary

Health insurers may be finding new ways to discriminate against patients

One of the greatest promises of the Affordable Care Act is that if you are sick or get sick, health insurers can no longer charge you more or avoid covering you altogether. They have to provide coverage to anyone who wants it, and they're not allowed to cherry pick healthier customers over sick customers. But […]

Redesigning Medicaid in Nebraska

By John Crabtree on January 28, 2015 - 12:00am Nebraska’s failure to participate in the new Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act has, for two years, allowed low-income, working Nebraskans to fall into a health care coverage gap that has left them economically and medically vulnerable. Show More Summary

Obamacare poll: Most still don't know much about it, few want it repealed

Several aspects of public opinion on the Affordable Care Act have remained unchanging virtually since its inception: most people don't know what it does or how it affects them personally, but when asked about it in the most general terms they say they're against it.

CBO Shows ObamaCare Costing Less Than Projected–Ignore Conservative Attempts To Distort The Data

There was more good news from the Congressional Budget Office today regarding the Affordable Care Act. The latest’s estimates significantly reduce the costs of expanding medical care under the law:  The Congressional Budget Office on Monday significantly lowered its estimate of the cost of providing health insurance coverage to millions of Americans under the Affordable [...]Show More Summary

Exec reveals details on new type of insurer

Debra Friedman, 56, CEO of Health Republic Insurance of New York, leads a new type of nonprofit insurer. One of 23 consumer operated-and-oriented plans, or co-ops, created by the Affordable Care Act,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Three Changes to Improve the Lives of Low Income and Middle Class Families

On January 20, 2015, President Obama laid out what I think are three things that can make a difference in the lives of low income and middle class workers. 1. Child Care There is a need now more than ever for affordable child care, especially since in many homes both parents are in the workforce. […]

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