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Your Money: Affordable Care Act’s Tax Effects Now Loom for Filers

Issues that will be handled through the federal tax system include health insurance exemptions, penalties, and repayment of excess subsidies.

Q. and A.: How Affordable Care Act Rules Affect Your Taxes

Questions and answers about how to file a return this year, the first time taxpayers have to report their health care status to the I.R.S.

FIRST VERMONT, NOW THIS: “CoOportunity Health, a fledgling Iowa health-insurance company set up und…

FIRST VERMONT, NOW THIS: “CoOportunity Health, a fledgling Iowa health-insurance company set up under the Affordable Care Act, is being taken over by the state health-insurance division because of a financial crunch. CoOportunity Health is an insurance cooperative set up to give consumers and small businesses an alternative in a market with few choices. The […]

An Open Letter to the President: A Legacy the World Needs

Dear Mr. President, Thanks to you, Mr. President, during your administration, the United States of America has made significant progress in numerous areas of immense importance: providing affordable health care, stabilizing the economy, exposing and combatting racism, fighting sub-state violence, and advancing nuclear security, to name a few. Mr. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

• From the Affordable Care Act non-disaster file: Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell says health care sign-ups are off to an encouraging start, but a lot of work is still needed to make the second open enrollment season for the federal insurance market a success. Burwell says 1.9 million new customers have picked […]

Enrollment for Obamacare jumps with 2 million new sign-ups

Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people so far signing up for coverage for the first time, figures released Tuesday show.

HHS won’t say if it’s preparing for a Supreme Court Obamacare nightmare

There's a looming Supreme Court case that could essentially gut the foundation of the Affordable Care Act next summer, striking out the subsidies that help most Obamacare enrollees afford health insurance. You might think that the Obama administration would want to prepare for this worst-case scenario, but its top health official insists things are business […]

Best Health Insurance Companies in 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, the individual health-care mandate, health savings accounts, high deductibles — how in the world are you supposed to find the best health insurance companies? Unfortunately, picking a top health insurance company isn’t as straightforward as finding a low rate on car insurance, for instance. Show More Summary

The New Health Care: Medicaid Rolls Surge Under Affordable Care Act

6 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The states that did not expand their programs saw increases in enrollment, and the states that did saw even more. Call it the woodwork effect.

Poll: Opinions of Obamacare Aren’t Set in Stone

Americans have mixed perceptions about the Affordable Care Act, responding in significantly different ways to various questions about the federal health-care law, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Image: Shutterstock The post Poll: Opinions of Obamacare Aren’t Set in Stone appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Vermont Abandons Plan for Single Payer in 2017

Vermont is abandoning its plan to establish a single-payer health care system under the Affordable Care Act, its governor announced Wednesday, a blow to reformers who hoped the state could set a national example. Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) said that he was nixing the plan because it would require large tax increases to fund. Show More Summary

Stronger Patient Protections Are Around the Corner

Since the federal health insurance exchange opened in November for people to enroll in 2015 plans, nearly 1 million Americans have signed up for coverage. One of the most laudable goals of the Affordable Care Act is to end discrimination against people with chronic diseases and disabilities that has long plagued our health care system. Show More Summary

Hospital consolidation: 4 reasons why bigger isn’t better

Last year, hospitals and health systems underwent 98 consolidations, a 51 percent increase from 2010.  Many of these mergers and acquisitions arose in response to declining government reimbursement and the Affordable Care Act.  Smaller...Show More Summary

More Obamacare success: Uninsured Americans near historic low

Great news: New federal government data shows the percentage of Americans without health insurance was at or near historic lows this year following the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and appears certain to fall to record levels next year. [...]Show More Summary

US Obamacare Impacts the Global Marine Industry

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, the recent healthcare plan in the United States, is affecting the international superyacht industry,

Senate Leaders Demand Treasury, HHS Inform Consumers About Risks Of HealthCare.gov Coverage

Michael F. Cannon The Obama administration is boasting that 2.5 million Americans have selected health insurance plans for 2015 through the Exchanges it operates in 36 states under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and that they are well on their way to enrolling 9.1 million Americans in Exchange coverage next year. Show More Summary

Paychex: Declining Unemployment, Strong Job Additions To Drive Revenues

We expect to see an increase in Paychex’s checks per client driven by the decline in the unemployment rate to a six-year low. Also, as the deadline for compliance with the Affordable Care Act regulation approaches, Paychex should see an increase in its client base.

Jonathan Gruber, Amy Pascal and the Lurking Nihilist

If we learn anything from the current debacles over Jonathan Gruber's unfortunate comments regarding the importance of not being transparent to the "stupid" electorate regarding some facets of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the repugnant values expressed in hacked emails of Sony executive Amy Pascal it is this: There is a nihilist lurking in most — if not all — of us.

WSJ Just Realized The Anti-ACA Lawsuit It's Been Pushing Could Be Ruinous For Americans -- Including Republican Voters

After relentlessly promoting several right-wing legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for over a year, The Wall Street Journal seems to have just now realized that the cases' potential to deny affordable health care coverage...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day on Topics Pertaining to Cost-Benefit Analysis

From Mark Bittman:This brings us to the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for carrying out nutrition labeling in restaurant chains. (This is part of the Affordable Care Act.) When federal agencies propose new regulations, they’re required to do an evaluation to make sure the costs do not outweigh the benefits. Show More Summary

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