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2012 April - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for April, 2012

Quinn ties cigarette tax hike to health benefits

News from CBS News: CHICAGO — Whether successful or not, Illinois governors repeatedly have aimed at the same target for additional money to address the state’s financial gap — cigarette smokers. But for the first time, Gov. Pat Quinn has floated the idea of tying a cigarette tax hike to improving health care. The Democrat [...]

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Report: Rebates from health care law will top $1B

News from Albany Times Union: WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3 million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share $ 1.3 billion in rebates this year, thanks to President Barack Obama’s health care law, a nonpartisan research group said Thursday. The rebates should average $ 127 for the people who get them, and [...]

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An Optimal Solution to US Health Care

News from Huffington Post: U.S. health care is fraught with emotional prediction of ideologues including the Supreme Court. The combination of U.S. private and public health care cost, if unchecked, will exceed the budget of the federal government by the year 2027, leaving out 50+ million Americans who have no coverage, the poor and children [...]

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Rebates from health care law to top $1B: report

News from New York Daily News: PETE MAROVICH/EPA The rebates should average $ 127 for the people who get them, and Democrats are hoping they’ll send an election-year message that Obama’s much-criticized health care overhaul is starting to pay dividends for consumers. More than 3 million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share [...]

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Report: Health care law rebates to top $1B

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Report: Rebates from health care law will top $1B

News from Atlanta Journal Constitution: Print E-mail By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — More than 3 million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share $ 1.3 billion in rebates this year, thanks to President Barack Obama’s health care law, a nonpartisan research group said Thursday. FILE – In this April 18, [...]

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Health care debate: high stakes for those with HIV

News from The Associated Press: Health care debate: high stakes for those with HIV By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer – 2 hours ago  NEW YORK (AP) — For many HIV-positive Americans, and those who advocate on their behalf, these are days of anxious waiting as the Supreme Court ponders President Barack Obama’s health care [...]

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President’s health care law is flawed

News from San Antonio Express: Two years ago, against the tide of public opinion, the Democrat-controlled Congress passed President Obama’s health care legislation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Since then, Americans’ doubts have been confirmed. In fact, opposition to the new law has grown. A recent Gallup poll reveals that two-thirds [...]

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The next health care overhaul? Look to employers

News from The Associated Press: The next health care overhaul? Look to employers By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press – 7 minutes ago  WASHINGTON (AP) — If the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama’s health care law, employers and insurance companies — not the government — will be the main drivers of change over the [...]

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Romney’s healthcare plan may be more revolutionary than Obama’s

News from Los Angeles Times: WASHINGTON — As he pushes to “repeal and replace” President Obama’s healthcare law, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has turned to proposals that could alter the way hundreds of millions of Americans get their medical insurance. In public, Romney has only sketched the outlines of a plan, and aides have [...]

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