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2012 September - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for September, 2012

The Conservative Case for Obamacare

News from New York Times: IF Mitt Romney’s pivots on President’s Obama’s health care reform act have accelerated to a blur — from repealing on Day 1, to preserving this or that piece, to punting the decision to the states — it is for an odd reason buried beneath two and a half years of [...]

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Big Firms Overhaul Health Coverage

News from Wall Street Journal: By ANNA WILDE MATHEWS Two big employers are planning a radical change in the way they provide health benefits to their workers, giving employees a fixed sum of money and allowing them to choose their medical coverage and insurer from an online marketplace. Sears Holdings Corp. and Darden Restaurants Inc. [...]

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Poll: Most believe health care law here to stay

News from Worcester Telegram: WASHINGTON —  It still divides us, but most Americans think President Barack Obama’s health care law is here to stay. More than 7 in 10 say the law will fully go into effect with some changes, ranging from minor to major alterations, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Only 12 percent expect [...]

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AP-GfK Poll: Most say Obama’s health care law will be implemented; but 7 in 10 …

News from Washington Post: WASHINGTON — They may not like it, but they don’t see it going away. About 7 in 10 Americans think President Barack Obama’s health care law will go fully into effect with some changes, ranging from minor to major alterations, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Just 12 percent say they expect [...]

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New Republic: Romney’s Health Plan Is The ER

News from NPR: Enlarge David Becker/Getty Images Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event at the Cox Pavilion on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event at the Cox Pavilion on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jonathan Cohn is senior editor at The [...]

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The Democrats’ Market-Friendly Health-Care Alternative

News from Wall Street Journal: By EZEKIEL J. EMANUEL ,NEERA TANDEN And DONALD BERWICK Many commentators, including The Wall Street Journal, frame the health-care debate as a choice between government control and individual choice. But that is a false contrast. The choice is really between encouraging health-care providers to be more efficient, innovative and focused [...]

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Health care law’s impact on businesses varies

News from USA TODAY: WASHINGTON — Companies specializing in driving down spending on health care, whether through electronic records, preventive care or consolidating services, are turning out to be the biggest winners from the 2010 health care law. Investors, analysts and policymakers say any business that can help health care providers cut costs or keep [...]

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Decision: Hire, fire or reduce hours; health care reform will influence hiring

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GOP health care reform needs explanation

News from Superior Telegram: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now says he won’t eliminate all the provisions of President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act. In an appearance on “Meet the Press,” he pointed to the provision covering those with pre-existing health conditions as one example of those he would retain if elected president to succeed [...]

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How many will pay health-care tax penalty? CBO estimate rises 50 percent.

News from Christian Science Monitor: Citing a gloomier economic outlook, and to a lesser extent the Supreme Court ruling on Medicaid expansion, the CBO now estimates 6 million people will pay the health-care tax penalty by 2016. Citing a gloomier economic outlook, the Congressional Budget Office now says the number of people who will pay [...]

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