Health Care (page 14)

  • Post

    Jindal’s Stance on Health Insurance Exchanges Splits Scholars

    Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal is causing much debate within and between center-right experts and legislators. I for one welcome the discussion and debate. It keeps us all up-to-date on health reform progression and reminds us daily how important these decisions are in keeping our citizens happy and healthy.…
    Nicole Fisher, August 9, 2011
  • Post

    Government Will Have to Pay for 1/2 of all Health Care Costs By 2020

    A new government report estimates that, “Total health care spending is expected to nearly double to $4.6 trillion in 2020, from $2.6 trillion in 2010. Health care spending per capita is forecast to increase to $13,708 in 2020 from $8,327 in 2010.” These kinds of estimations are made annually, but this is the…
    Nicole Fisher, July 29, 2011
  • Post

    HHS Lays Out Rules For Consumer-Controlled Health Insurance Plans

    On Monday the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced new rules for consumer-controlled health insurance plans called “Consumer Oriented and Operated Plans” (also known as co-ops). The new rules from HHS indicate that co-ops could receive funds from the federal government to increase competition and potentially…
    Nicole Fisher, July 19, 2011
  • Post

    Where is the President’s Medicare Reform Plan????

    The White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said in an interview Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week that Medicare will run out of money within five years without large reform. The transcript can be found here. This interview communicated particularly interesting wording given that House Speaker John Boehner released…
    Nicole Fisher, July 11, 2011
  • Post

    Entitlement Programs Turn 45… and No One Celebrated

    The Medicare and Medicaid programs were established by Title XIX of the Social Security Act and signed into law on July 30, 1965. Then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation in Independence, Missouri at the Truman Library with former President Truman (the champion of both causes)…
    Nicole Fisher, July 5, 2011
  • Post

    State Employee Health Benefit Premiums

    When she vetoed the original State Employee Health Plan (SB265) North Carolina…
    Nicole Fisher, June 6, 2011
  • Post

    How PPACA Penalizes You For Being Married

    It may sound crazy in theory, but the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) actually has in place two penalties that target those who are married. The first penalty strongly encourages individuals to cohabitate instead of marrying. For health insurance, two singles living together who each earn $30,000 would…
    Nicole Fisher, May 25, 2011
  • Post

    Waivers, Waivers and More Waivers

    Late last week the White House released a blog (I assume in response to my blog post) addressing the many waivers it has issued in the few months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed. In the blog post, the White House says…
    Nicole Fisher, May 23, 2011