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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • IRS cutting taxpayer services just as health law makes filing federal returns more complicated

    The IRS is cutting taxpayer services to historically low levels just as President Barack Obama's health law will make filing a federal tax return more complicated for millions of families. Got a question for IRS? Good luck reaching someone by phone....
  • Philip Klein: Republicans need a viable Obamacare alternative now

    When it comes to health care policy, Republicans are known more by what they oppose than by what they support. Americans are familiar with their fierce resistance to policies proposed by the Bill Clinton administration in 1993 and 1994, and their...
  • Some forced to buy on health insurance exchanges for the first time

    Some forced to buy on health insurance exchanges for the first time
    The outrage was swift and loud. Millions of people were feared to be in danger of losing their health insurance last year because their plans did not comply with the Affordable Care Act. To keep people covered and quell consumer anger, President Barack...
  • Susan Tompor: New tax forms to be sent for the Affordable Care Act

    As we shift into the new year, we're gearing up for an onslaught of new paperwork that is essential for filing your 2014 tax return. One brand-new piece of paper: Form 1095-A, the Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. If you obtained coverage under...
  • Two needed changes Florida leaders should make this year

    Two needed changes Florida leaders should make this year
    The new year gives Gov. Rick Scott, Florida's Cabinet and state lawmakers the opportunity to effect meaningful change in the lives of Floridians. Scott and the Cabinet — Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief...
  • Illinois Medicaid shifts 1.4 million to managed care

    Illinois Medicaid shifts 1.4 million to managed care
    Illinois has shifted about 1.4 million of its Medicaid recipients into managed care, falling just short of a Jan. 1 goal to move more than 1.5 million into the alternative system of delivering health care. State officials said they are comfortable...
  • Health exchange enrolls more than 156,000 people

    Health exchange enrolls more than 156,000 people
    The Maryland health exchange reported Monday that 156,305 people had signed up for public and private insurance during open enrollment, which lasts until Feb. 15. The exchange, created under the Affordable Care Act for people who do not get insurance...
  • The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it

    The mortal threat to Medicaid -- and how to fix it
    Jan. 1 was a red-letter day for America's provision of healthcare to its poorest residents--and we do mean red. That was the expiration day of a two-year bump in Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians seeing Medicaid patients. The raise,...
  • Transcript: Gov. Jerry Brown's inaugural address

    As prepared for delivery: Members of the Legislature, the Judiciary, Constitutional Officers, the extended family of my pioneering ancestors and fellow Californians: An inauguration is always a special occasion but today it is particularly special...
  • Why do people pay more for health care?

    A recent Your View ("Congress can save the Affordable Care Act") expressed the pros and cons of some of the pitfalls and triumphs of the Affordable Care Act. But I have a question. Since most of the health care options on the exchange have very high...
  • Medicare cuts a prescription for disaster

    When it was announced that more than $700 billion would be stripped from Medicare to help finance the Affordable Care Act, one wondered how that would affect the health care of seniors as well as those providing it. Well, wait no longer for the answer....