The US House of Representatives is scheduled to vote again tonight on the revised Majority-leadership lead first step healthcare reform legislation seeking to provide Americans and American business with some initial relief from the soaring […]
ACA Repeal & Replace Debate Heats Up
How will Rrpublican health reforms change tax subsidies?
Speak Up Now On Health Reform 2017
Voters’ election of President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican Majority put health care reform squarely back on the table even as leaders debate if repeal or reform, and if reform, what reform Americans want.
National Infant Immunization Week Great Time To Review Your Family’s Immunizations
April 18–25 is National Infant Immunization Week. Publicity over measles, rotavirus, pertussis, polio, rubella, various flu strains and the much rarer Ebola and other viruses have helped remind Americans that immunizations play a critical role […]
Calculating & Reporting Your ACA Individual Shared Responsibility Payment
Beginning January 1, 2014, the individual coverage mandate rules of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) generally required most American citizens to maintain health coverage meeting the “minimum essential coverage” mandates of ACA or pay an “individual shared responsibility payment.” With the deadline for filing 2014 individual tax returns rapidly approaching, Americans now generally will be required to show their fulfillment of or exemption from this mandate or pay the “individual shared responsibility” payment that ACA imposes as a penalty for failing to meet its individual coverage mandates when filing their 2014 individual tax returns
Mass. Connector & Other State Exchanges Problems Another Sign of Cracks In Obama Care?
While most Americans are familiar with the well-publicized issues and higher than projected premium costs of coverage offered to Americans enrolling in health care coverage through the federal healthcare marketplace Healthcare.gov created under the health care reforms of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA), many Americans are just beginning to recognize the growing problems and concerns emerging with state exchanges in those states that elected to enact their own exchange. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the challenge to the use of ACA subsidies to pay for coverage purchased through the federal healthcare.gov marketplace in King v. Burwell on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the growing evidence of rapidly emerging funding and other challenges affecting state run exchanges raise concerns about the solvency and reliability of coverage promised and purchased through those state run exchanges. What are your thoughts?
New Opportunity To Share Your Input With HHS About How To Improve Healthcare
Health care providers, health plans and insurers, employers, providers, patients, states, consumer groups, individual Americans and others concerned about health care in the United States should sign up and participate in the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (“Network”) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is creating to help shape the transformation of the nation’s health care delivery system to promote better care, smarter spending, and healthier people through the expansion of new health care payment models and other reforms. HHS is inviting private payers, employers, providers, patients, states, consumer groups, individual consumers, and other partners within the health care community to register here to participate in the Network activities including kickoff event scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Empowering Roadmap For Living With Cancer Or Other Serious Illness
The lessons shared by Stuart Scott about his experiences living with cancer since 2007 in his acceptance of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award are an empowering gift to every patient battling cancer or other serious […]
Government Replacement of Private Payers Continues To Accelerate
Data recently released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shows that that government continues to replace private payers as the primary source of payment for increasing numbers of Americans. According to AHRQ, 60 […]
U-Tube Video Gives Same-Sex Marriage Tax Rules As Rules Evolve
Since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibition against the recognition of same-sex domestic partnerships created under a growing number of state laws in Windsor, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of […]