Posts Tagged ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’

Healthcare Reform & Jobs

November 12, 2012

Healthcare Reform & Jobs

Will “ObamaCare” kill jobs? The new Affordable Care Act healthcare reform law is modeled after the Massachusetts healthcare law, “RomneyCare,” and the Urban Institute recently studied the situation there. So has RomneyCare killed jobs in Massachusetts?

No.

“Will the Affordable Care Act Be a Job Killer?” Lisa Dubay, John Holahan, Sharon K. Long, and Emily Lawton, Urban Institute Health Policy Center

But beware. ObamaCare will affect your job if your boss is a lunatic, right-wing, GOP ideologue:

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Sheriff Andy Explains It All to You

July 5, 2012

Sheriff Andy Explains it all to You
Andy Griffith (1926 — 2012) was best know for playing Sheriff Andy Taylor on television back when all three networks broadcast in two colors, black and white. Our favorite episode, though, is from 2010 and is only 32 seconds long.

Prologue: There was a heap o’ loose talk ’round Mayberry ’bout the new health care reform law. Barney Fife’s friend Sara had pore Aunt Bea plumb scairt to death, and lil’ Opie near wet his britches n’ hardly slept a wink.

But Sheriff Andy, he got ‘em all to simmer down:

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Healthcare Reform on a Postcard

June 29, 2012

Healthcare Reform on a Postcard

The Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act yesterday. So what does that mean to you?

– No more lifetime coverage limits on your insurance.

– Annual insurance benefit caps eliminated by 2014.

– No more preexisting condition exclusion for kids.

– Adults with preexisting conditions get help finding coverage; after 2014, all insurers will have to cover everyone.

– Insurance companies can’t drop you when you get sick.

– Kids can stay on thier parents’ insurance until age 26.

 — Seniors get help with that “doughnut hole” in their prescription drug coverage.

– No more co-pays for preventative services in Medicare, and a free annual doctor visit to plan prevention.

– Small businesses get tax credits — up to 50 percent of premium costs—for offering workers health insurance.

– Insurers with excessive administrative costs must give rebates to customers, and all insurance companies must disclose overhead spending.

– Free birth control and other preventative services for women, unless they work for a faith-based organization that opposes it.

“10 Things You Get Now That Obamacare Survived,” Andy Kroll and Nick Baumann, Mother Jones

Want a second opinion? Take your pick:

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Health Care

January 16, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Health Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressing the Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1966

Image source: Library of Congress.

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GOP’s Repeal is the Job-Killer

January 18, 2011

GOP's Repeal is the Job Killer

Instead of fixing the economy their own party destroyed, Congressional Republicans are wasting limited agenda time and scarce public money pretending to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The posturing begins with the name of their bill, the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.” As Dean Baker puts it, “Republicans call Obama policies ‘Job Killers’ because the media might ask for evidence if they called them ‘Baby Killers.'”

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Health Care

January 17, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Health Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Addressing the Medical Committee for Human Rights
Chicago, 1966

 

Image source: Library of Congress.

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Senate Passes Insurance Industry Aid Bill

December 24, 2009

Senate Passes Insurance Industry Aid Act

There must be mistletoe hanging in the Capitol dome. The U.S. Senate gave insurance companies a big,  juicy Christmas Eve kiss by passing the Health Insurance Enrichment Act by a vote of 60 to 39.  

The Republican public reaction: “Bah humbug.” Privately, the GOP and healthcare industry lobbyists probably slapped Joe Lieberman  (“The Grinch Who Stole Health Reform“) on the back, thanked him for his hypocrisy in eviscerating the bill, and wished Senator Joe and the entire Lieberman family a prosperous and happy Hanukkah.

President Obama fled DC ahead of an impending ice storm and the wrath of Public Option proponents.

And to all, a good night.

 

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