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Retiree Reinsurance Program Sent into Retirement

In all the talk of budget changes and healthcare reform, there are a number of health insurance-related programs not getting much media attention. recently reported on one of them: the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that gives money to employers to assist in offsetting the […]

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Louisiana Says No to Insurance Exchanges

Governor Bobby Jindal and the state legislature in Louisiana have decided to opt out of the creation of a state insurance exchange as outlined in the federal health insurance overhaul, choosing to let the federal government administer the program. Bruce Greenstein, Secretary of the State Department of Health and Hospitals, has confirmed this decision, and […]

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52 Million American Adults Uninsured in 2010, Study Says

Want to hear something really scary? A new study says that roughly twenty percent – or nine million out of 43 million adults who lost jobs in the last two years – ended up without any health insurance, and that nine million represents 57 percent of everyone who lost their insurance when they lost their […]

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House Advances Bill to Repeal Tax Reporting Provision in Healthcare Reform

Last Friday, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced a bill to repeal the tax reporting provision that was included in last year’s healthcare reform legislation. The Senate had already voted to repeal the 1099 provision requiring businesses to report on purchases of goods and services totaling more than $600. President Obama said he supports […]

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Arkansas House Votes Down Anti-Health Care Reform Bill

Last week in Arkansas, one legislative committee blocked an attempt to reject a key portion of the federal heath care reform law. The Arkansas House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee voted down a proposal that would ban any law requiring residents of that state to purchase health insurance. In a 12-7 vote against the […]

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Friday Filmstrips: Open for Questions

This week’s video is long – very long. In fact it’s more than half an hour long. But we’re sharing it because we think it’s important. After Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech from President Obama, the White House asked YouTube users to submit questions about health care. This video is a response to […]

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Friday Filmstrips: The Young Turks on Health Care

If you’ve been following national news this week, you know that the Republicans in the House want to repeal health care reform (they, in fact, consider this more important than creating jobs). This week’s video is a response to one Republican’s words, and it’s a bit provocative. It’s also not safe for work – an […]

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Congressional Republicans: Repealing Healthcare First on the Agenda

The new Congressional term has not even begun and already, Reuters is reporting that the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are planning to pass a bill repealing President Obama’s health care reforms, though it is expected that the bill will ultimately fail in the Senate. When the new Congress convenes tomorrow with Republicans […]

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Federal Judge Upholds Healthcare Reform in Virginia

Reuters reported yesterday that a Virginia lawsuit challenging the healthcare law known colloquially as “Obamacare” was dismissed by a federal judge. The challenge, one of several such attempts to strike down healthcare reform, was brought by Liberty University (a conservative Christian school) and individuals who claimed that the law is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Normal […]

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