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    andrewlin

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    health care column

    Post  andrewlin on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:54 pm

    In lieu of the traditional Weird News column, we present to you something that actually matters: health care reform. Here are a few of the many things Congress passed:
    The Mandate: This provision won’t kick in until 2014, and it requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty that will rise to no more than $2,085 by 2016.
    Subsidies: Households without insurance making up to $88,200 will get tax credits to help with health care costs. The lowest income group will pay 2 to 4.6 percent of income on premiums, with the rest paid for by the government.
    Exchanges: States will run so-called “exchanges,” which basically collect information about various health insurance plans and puts them in one place to allow people to compare and shop. I imagine it’s kind of like being in a Progressive Car Insurance commercial except with health insurance and there’s no one health insurance provider trying to get you to buy from them.
    Medicaid: Beginning in 2014, families of four making $29,327 or less will qualify for Medicaid, extending coverage to 16 million new recipients.
    Abortion: Health insurance plans in the exchange can offer to pay for abortions. However, people who receive subsidies, or government money, do not get to pay for abortion coverage with government money. They must make separate payments.
    Pre-Existing Conditions: Starting 2014, insurance companies can’t exclude people with pre-existing medical problems.
    Canceling Coverage: Starting in about six months, insurance companies may no longer cancel policies of people who get sick.
    Lifetime Coverage Limits: Insurers may no longer limit insurance coverage over a lifetime.
    Employer Penalties: Employers with 50 or more workers must offer coverage or else pay a penalty of $750-per-worker. Also, workers get subsidies for insurance.
    Medicare Cuts: To help pay for health care reform, Medicare benefits will receive cuts at around $632 billion dollars in various areas.
    This is by no means everything that the recent health care reform legislation does. To get a better sense of the recent changes to government health care policy, supplemental reading can be found with a simple google search.

    andrewlin

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    Re: health care column

    Post  andrewlin on Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:07 pm

    In lieu of the traditional Weird News column, we present to you something that actually matters: health care reform. Here are a few of the many things Congress sets out to address in its legislation:
    The Mandate: This provision won’t kick in until 2014, and it requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty that will rise to no more than $2,085 by 2016.
    Subsidies: Households without insurance making up to $88,200 a year will get tax credits to help with health care costs. The lowest income group (which consists of families of four making less than $33,075 a year) will pay 2 to 4.6 percent of income on premiums, with the rest paid for by the government.
    Exchanges: States will run so-called “exchanges,” which basically collect information about various health insurance plans and puts them in one place. It’s supposed to allow people to compare and shop. I imagine it’s kind of like being in a Progressive Car Insurance commercial except with health insurance and there’s no one health insurance provider trying to get you to buy from them.
    Medicaid: Beginning in 2014, families of four making $29,327 a year or less will qualify for Medicaid, extending coverage to 16 million new recipients.
    Young Adults: Young adults qualify for coverage under a parent's group health insurance policy until age 26.
    Abortion: Health insurance plans in the exchange can offer to pay for abortions. However, people who receive subsidies, or government money, do not get to pay for abortion coverage with government money. They must make separate payments.
    Pre-Existing Conditions: Starting 2014, insurance companies can’t exclude people with pre-existing medical problems.
    Canceling Coverage: Starting in about six months, insurance companies may no longer cancel policies of people who get sick.
    Lifetime Coverage Limits: Insurers may no longer limit insurance coverage over a lifetime.
    Employer Penalties: Employers with 50 or more workers must offer coverage or else pay a penalty of $750-per-worker. Also, workers get subsidies for insurance.
    Medicare Cuts: To help pay for health care reform, Medicare benefits will receive cuts at around $632 billion dollars in various areas over the course of the next 10 years.
    This is by no means everything that the recent health care reform legislation does. To get a better sense of the recent changes to government health care policy, supplemental reading can be found with a simple google search.

    reginaliu

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    Re: health care column

    Post  reginaliu on Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:50 pm

    In lieu of the traditional Weird News column, we present to you something that actually matters: health care reform. Here are a few of the many things Congress sets out to address in its legislation:
    The Mandate: This provision won’t kick in until 2014, and it requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty that will rise to no more than $2,085 by 2016.
    Subsidies: Households without insurance making up to $88,200 a year will get tax credits to help with health care costs. The lowest income group (which consists of families of four making less than $33,075 a year) will pay 2 to 4.6 percent [%] of income on premiums, with the rest paid for by the government.
    Exchanges: States will run so-called “exchanges,” which basically collect information about various health insurance plans and puts them in one place. It’s supposed to allow people to compare and shop. I imagine it’s kind of like being in a Progressive Car Insurance commercial except with health insurance and there’s no one [delete "one"] health insurance provider trying to get you to buy from them.
    Medicaid: Beginning in 2014, families of four making $29,327 a year or less will qualify for Medicaid, extending coverage to 16 million new recipients.
    Young Adults: Young adults qualify for coverage under a parent's group health insurance policy until age 26.
    Abortion: Health insurance plans in the exchange can offer to pay for abortions. However, people who receive subsidies, or government money, do not get to pay for abortion coverage with government money. They must make separate payments.
    Pre-Existing Conditions: Starting 2014, insurance companies can’t exclude people with pre-existing medical problems.
    Canceling Coverage: Starting in about six months, insurance companies may no longer cancel policies of people who get sick.
    Lifetime Coverage Limits: Insurers may no longer limit insurance coverage over a lifetime.
    Employer Penalties: Employers with 50 or more workers must offer coverage or else pay a penalty of $750-per-worker. Also, workers get subsidies for insurance.
    Medicare Cuts: To help pay for health care reform, Medicare benefits will receive cuts at around $632 billion dollars [$632 billion] in various areas over the course of the next 10 [ten] years.
    This is by no means everything that the recent health care reform legislation does. To get a better sense of the recent changes to government health care policy, supplemental reading can be found with a simple google search.

    andrewlin

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    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: health care column

    Post  andrewlin on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:20 am

    In lieu of the traditional Weird News column, we present to you something that actually matters: health care reform. Here are a few of the many things Congress sets out to address in its legislation:
    The Mandate: This provision won’t kick in until 2014, and it requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty that will rise to no more than $2,085 by 2016.
    Subsidies: A subsidy is monetary assistance granted by a government to a person or group. Households without insurance making up to $88,200 a year will get subsidies in the form of tax credits to help with health care costs. The lowest income group (which consists of families of four making less than $33,075 a year) will pay 2 to 4.6 % of income on premiums, with the rest paid for by the government.
    Exchanges: States will run so-called “exchanges,” which basically collect information about various health insurance plans and puts them in one place. It’s supposed to allow people to compare and shop. I imagine it’s kind of like being in a Progressive Car Insurance commercial except with health insurance and there’s no single health insurance provider trying to get you to buy from them.
    Medicaid: Beginning in 2014, families of four making $29,327 a year or less will qualify for Medicaid, extending coverage to 16 million new recipients.
    Young Adults: Young adults qualify for coverage under a parent's group health insurance policy until age 26.
    Abortion: Health insurance plans in the exchange can offer to pay for abortions. However, people who receive subsidies, or government money, do not get to pay for abortion coverage with government money. They must make separate payments.
    Pre-Existing Conditions: Starting 2014, insurance companies can’t exclude people with pre-existing medical problems. Health insurance companies traditionally like to accept healthy people and deny coverage to people who apply with pre-existing health problems because healthy people get sick less and so are less expensive. The legislation theoretically ends this practice.
    Canceling Coverage: Starting in about six months, insurance companies may no longer cancel policies of people who get sick.
    Lifetime Coverage Limits: Insurers may no longer limit insurance coverage over a lifetime.
    Employer Penalties: Employers with 50 or more workers must offer coverage or else pay a penalty of $750-per-worker. Also, workers get subsidies for insurance.
    Medicare Cuts: To help pay for health care reform, Medicare benefits will receive cuts at around $632 billion in various areas over the course of the next ten years.
    This is by no means everything that the recent health care reform legislation does. To get a better sense of the recent changes to government health care policy, supplemental reading can be found with a simple google search.

    christinexu

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    Post  christinexu on Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:05 pm

    In lieu of the traditional Weird News column, we present to you something that actually matters: health care reform. Here are a few of the many things Congress sets out to address in its legislation:
    The Mandate: This provision won’t kick in until 2014, and it requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty that will rise to no more than $2,085 by 2016.
    Subsidies: Households without insurance making up to $88,200 a year will get tax credits to help with health care costs. The lowest income group (which consists of families of four making less than $33,075 a year) will pay 2 to 4.6% of income on premiums, with the rest paid for by the government.
    Exchanges: States will run so-called “exchanges,” which basically collect information about various health insurance plans and puts them in one place. It’s supposed to allow people to compare and shop. I imagine it’s kind of like being in a Progressive Car Insurance commercial except with health insurance and there’s no health insurance provider trying to get you to buy from them.
    Medicaid: Beginning in 2014, families of four making $29,327 a year or less will qualify for Medicaid, extending coverage to 16 million new recipients.
    Young Adults: Young adults qualify for coverage under a parent’s group health insurance policy until age 26.
    Abortion: Health insurance plans in the exchange can offer to pay for abortions. However, people who receive subsidies, or government money, do not get to pay for abortion coverage with government money. They must make separate payments.
    Pre-Existing Conditions: Starting 2014, insurance companies can’t exclude people with pre-existing medical problems.
    Canceling Coverage: Starting in about six months, insurance companies may no longer cancel policies of people who get sick.
    Lifetime Coverage Limits: Insurers may no longer limit insurance coverage over a lifetime.
    Employer Penalties: Employers with 50 or more workers must offer coverage or else pay a penalty of $750-per-worker. Also, workers get subsidies for insurance.
    Medicare Cuts: To help pay for health care reform, Medicare benefits will receive cuts at around $632 billion in various areas over the course of the next ten years.
    This is by no means everything that the recent health care reform legislation does. To get a better sense of the recent changes to government health care policy, supplemental reading can be found with a simple google search.

    alin@apachepowwow.com

    evandelgado

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    Re: health care column

    Post  evandelgado on Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:16 pm

    In lieu of the traditional Weird News column, we present to you something that actually matters: health care reform. Here are a few of the many things Congress sets out to address in its legislation:
    The Mandate: This provision won’t kick in until 2014, and it requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty that will rise to no more than $2,085 by 2016.
    Subsidies: Households without insurance making up to $88,200 a year will get tax credits to help with health care costs. The lowest income group (which consists of families of four making less than $33,075 a year) will pay 2 to 4.6% of income on premiums, with the rest paid for by the government.
    Exchanges: States will run so-called “exchanges,” which basically collect information about various health insurance plans and puts them in one place. It’s supposed to allow people to compare and shop. I imagine it’s kind of like being in a Progressive Car Insurance commercial except with health insurance and there’s no health insurance provider trying to get you to buy from them.
    Medicaid: Beginning in 2014, families of four making $29,327 a year or less will qualify for Medicaid, extending coverage to 16 million new recipients.
    Young Adults: Young adults qualify for coverage under a parent’s group health insurance policy until age 26.
    Abortion: Health insurance plans in the exchange can offer to pay for abortions. However, people who receive subsidies, or government money, do not get to pay for abortion coverage with government money. They must make separate payments.
    Pre-Existing Conditions: Starting 2014, insurance companies can’t exclude people with pre-existing medical problems.
    Canceling Coverage: Starting in about six months, insurance companies may no longer cancel policies of people who get sick.
    Lifetime Coverage Limits: Insurers may no longer limit insurance coverage over a lifetime.
    Employer Penalties: Employers with 50 or more workers must offer coverage or else pay a penalty of $750-per-worker. Also, workers get subsidies for insurance.
    Medicare Cuts: To help pay for health care reform, Medicare benefits will receive cuts at around $632 billion in various areas over the course of the next ten years.
    Who’s Covered: Around 94% of non-elderly Americans (as Medicare kicks in at age 65) will be covered, compared to 81% today.
    Cost: 1.5 trillion dollars over 10 years.
    This is by no means everything that the recent health care reform legislation does. To get a better sense of the recent changes to government health care policy, supplemental reading can be found with a simple google search.

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