…who rely on the federal government for their health insurance. The bill reaches into every major American health care program: Medicaid, Medicare, and the Obamacare marketplaces. These are expected outcomes based on two key policy changes in the bill. First, the bill repeals the individual mandate, a key piece of Obamacare that requires most Americans
“Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential opioid commission went out of business Wednesday with 56 recommendations on how to address the crisis and an admonition to Congress to spend the money needed…. Among the new recommendations: providing states with more flexibility to use federal funds to address opioid abuse, launching a media campaign to warn about the
For some middle-income families the increased premium from pulling the individual mandate is going to cancel out the tax cut they would get Sunday Puzzle: “Which Health Plan Is Cheaper? Doing a thorough comparison of health care plans is difficult. But there is an imperfect, yet fairly, simple way to check whether a high-deductible plan
“HEALTH CARE: The Senate plan calls for eliminating the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (”Obamacare”). This will gut the ACA just as much as outright repealing it as the Senate tried earlier in the year, and failed. Eliminating this mandate will cause 13+ million taxpayers, many of them Trump supporters, to lose their
So like me, you pay into Medicare for 40+ years, only to find once enrolled that an increasing number of physicians have “opted out” of Medicare. And more and more often Medicare beneficiaries are finding that their long time physicians don’t accept Medicare and either have to switch doctors or pay their trusted doctors out-of-pocket.
“The move to tuck the repeal of the so-called individual mandate into the tax overhaul is an attempt by Republicans to solve two problems: math and politics. Repealing the mandate, a longstanding Republican goal, would save hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. That would free up money that could be used to
In 2012 “The hospitals in Hudson County were the hardest hit by the superstorm, with Hoboken University Medical Center and Palisades Medical Center temporarily closed. While Jersey City Medical Center’s first floor was inundated, it moved patients to the second floor and remained open. “Fortunately for us, we were able to maintain our generator,” Scott