Obamacare / Healthcare Reform - News & Discussion
May 5, 2014 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1013638
TN state senator compares Obamacare signees to Holocaust victims
Posted: May 05, 2014 1:27 PM EDT
Reported by Jennifer Johnson
Reaction has been swift and bipartisan against comments made by an outspoken Tennessee state senator who compared Affordable Care Act signees to Jewish people being sent to Nazi death camps. “Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory signups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of mandatory signups for ‘train rides’ for Jews in the 40s,” said Campfield in a blog post on Monday morning.
READ MORE: http://www.wtvm.com/story/25431711/sen-campfield-makes-controversial-statement-about-obamacare-in-blogMay 16, 2014 9:16 am at 9:16 am #1016599
May 15, 2014, 3:33pm EDT
Take note, healthcare.gov: Ohio Benefits online Medicaid sign up had zero reported bugs
Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter – Columbus Business First
The bar was low, to be sure, but Accenture can boast that the online benefits enrollment system it’s building for the state of Ohio is far outperforming healthcare.gov.
READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/05/15/take-note-healthcare-gov-ohio-benefits-online.htmlMay 30, 2014 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #1020266
Columbus Dispatch Misleads On New IRS Obamacare Rule
Blog ››› 3 hours and 13 minutes ago ››› SALVATORE COLLELUORI
A Columbus Dispatch editorial claimed the IRS was attempting to punish employers for sending their employees to Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges instead of providing employer-based insurance. However, the rule would ensure that employers don’t get a special benefit for sending their employees to the exchanges, which they are still allowed to do, while preserving the employer-based health care system.
June 20, 2014 9:17 am at 9:17 am #1025553
Report: Just Six Percent Of Columbus Could Be Uninsured By 2016
June 20, 2014
by Steve Brown
89.7 NPR News Morning Anchor
As few as six percent of Columbus residents could be without health insurance by 2016. That’s according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute. The report says the Affordable Care Act will help reduce the number of uninsured in Columbus by about two-thirds over the next two years, down to about 35,000 people.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2014/06/20/report-just-six-percent-columbus-uninsured-2016/August 12, 2014 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm #1034263
Aug 12, 2014, 12:39pm EDT
One year after Obamacare, uninsured Ohioans at lowest level in nine years of Ohio Health Issues Poll
Staff reporter – Columbus Business First
About 11 percent of Ohio adults remain uninsured in the first year of full implementation of Obamacare – a dramatic drop from a steady 17 percent to 19 percent rate over the past eight years, according to the Ohio Health Issues Poll released Tuesday. The rate is the lowest since the survey began before the Great Recession in 2006 when 12 percent of respondents were uninsured.
READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/08/12/one-year-after-obamacare-uninsured-ohioans-at.htmlNovember 6, 2014 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #1049404
Boehner Says Rolling Back Obamacare Is GOP Priority
November 06, 2014 2:10 PM ET
House Speaker John Boehner said approval of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline and the repeal of key parts of Obamacare are among Republicans’ top priorities now that the GOP has won control of both houses of Congress.
“Obamacare is hurting our economy, it’s hurting middle-class workers, and it’s hurting the ability to create more jobs,” Boehner said, adding that Republicans want to replace it with “common-sense reforms.”
READ MORE: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/06/362056737/boehner-says-rolling-back-obamacare-is-gop-priorityNovember 7, 2014 6:32 am at 6:32 am #1049407
Let the republican over-reach commence!November 7, 2014 8:39 am at 8:39 am #1049408
The Republican Agenda: Taking insurance away from kids with cancer.
WOOHOO!November 7, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am #1049421
Well, they did get a low-turnout voter mandate… which means free reign to do anything and everything!November 7, 2014 1:21 pm at 1:21 pm #1049459
Well, they did get a low-turnout voter mandate… which means free reign to do anything and everything!
More like removing the medical device tax, redefining full time work to 40 hours for insurance purposes, possibly eliminating the employer mandate.January 21, 2015 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1059961
War Over Obamacare Heats Up In States
JANUARY 21, 2015 5:03 AM ET
Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Ritze is a foot soldier — one of hundreds — in a passionate war over the Affordable Care Act that is reigniting as state legislatures convene across the country.
February 12, 2015 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #1063296
Deadline to get signed up for Healthcare is February 15!April 21, 2015 1:21 pm at 1:21 pm #1072712
Obamacare shows best poll numbers since botched rollout. And they could be better.
By Aaron Blake April 21 at 9:14 AM
For the first time since the HealthCare.gov debacle, a new Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll shows a higher percentage of Americans approve of President Obama’s health-care law than disapprove.
READ MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/04/21/obamacare-has-best-poll-numbers-since-botched-rollout/June 22, 2015 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #1082002
Obamacare Repeal Would Add Billions to Deficit
JUNE 19, 2015 6:29 PM ET
Congress’ official scorekeeper says repealing Obamacare would increase the federal budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans by 24 million. The report from the Congressional Budget Office comes as Washington awaits a ruling by the Supreme Court that could end insurance subsidies for some six million people in 30 states.
READ MORE: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/19/415831096/obamacare-repeal-would-add-billions-to-deficit?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=usJune 25, 2015 10:58 am at 10:58 am #1082438
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies
By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Updated 10:43 AM ET, Thu June 25, 2015
Washington (CNN)Obamacare has survived — again. In a major win for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal exchanges.
READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/25/politics/supreme-court-ruling-obamacare/
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