Medicaid has several components, but at its core it is a health insurance program for the poor. States can differ on eligibility for the program, but most provide for those below the poverty level. Federal health reform envisions expanding Medicaid to those earning up to 138 percent of the poverty... Read more
Oh, the games people play, especially politicians. Only political junkies really care about the difference between taxes and penalties contained in Obamacare. What Americans care about is “What is it going to cost me?” Sure, the Republicans can holler that the president lied when saying that the health reform... Read more

What if….?

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”HIGH COURT KILLS HEALTH REFORM LAW — NOW WHAT?” In July 2012, that just might be the headline that throws the country into turmoil. Everyone is wondering whether the 26-state challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will succeed. But a bigger question is: If it succeeds,... Read more
Frightening seniors about Medicare changes is often referred to as Medi-scare. But all Americans should be scared — into action.  The Medicare Trustees Report projects Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will run out of money in 2024. Federal budget deficits are projected to exceed $1 trillion annually, and Standard & Poor’s recently downgraded... Read more
The Patient Protection and Affordability Act (PPACA) – the health care reform law – allows for continued use of health personal care accounts and expands an employer’s ability to use incentives based on individual health status. While these insurance options may not be the focus of the act, they... Read more

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