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Eligible Americans Turn Down Obamacare Tax Credits


By Kimberly Leonard, January 12, 2015 Grace Brewer says she never thought she would be without health insurance at this stage of her life. “I’m a casualty of Obamacare,” says Brewer, 60, a self-employed chiropractor in the Kansas City, Kansas, area. She wanted to keep the catastrophic health insurance plan she once had, which she says fit her needs. But under the Affordable Care Act, the government’s health …

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Obamacare: One Year Review


Well, it’s been a year since the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, was officially launched.  It’s been a trying year at best—but not all bad.  In fact, there are a few bright spots. A little over a year ago, I wrote an article entitled “The Unraveling of the Affordable Care Act.”  Unfortunately, the unraveling of this historic legislation is continuing, …

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A Watchman on the Wall


I am a student of history.  Reading about lost civilizations and their culture is fascinating.  Their customs and traditions (as well as their myths and legends) tell us much about what they valued.  The social, religious and political interactions amongst these ancient people are intriguing, and reveal that we aren’t that different from our distant ancestors. In ancient times, city-states …

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No health insurance? Penalties rise in 2015


By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar /Associated Press, December 30, 2014 The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama’s law. Those who were uninsured face …

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More than 90,000 signed up for Washington health insurance


By Associated Press, December 23, 2014 SEATTLE (AP) — About 22,500 people have signed up for private health insurance since the Washington health exchange started open enrollment in mid-November. Another 70,000 people have renewed coverage they bought in 2014. Tuesday at 5 p.m. is the deadline for signing up for private health insurance that takes effect on Jan. 1. Health …

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Health Insurance Options for Pregnant Women


By Magaly Olivero, December 11, 2014 Women, particularly pregnant women, have more health insurance options than ever before thanks to health care reform, with many gaining access to affordable coverage for the first time. “The fact that the Affordable Care Act requires qualified health plans to cover maternity care and offers financial assistance to reduce out-of-pocket costs is a game …

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Blog: 68% Say Shopping for Health Insurance is as Bad as Facing Dentist Drill


By Jim Donovan, December 2, 2014 It’s that time of year again when Americans have to sit down and choose a health insurance plan and a new survey by shows that many would rather do something else. More than four in 10 Americans (44%) prefer a high-deductible health insurance plan with a lower monthly premium, according to the …

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Insurance Companies Become Obamacare’s Biggest Defenders


By Peter Fricke, November 18, 2014 Critics charge Obamacare’s individual mandate is boosting the profits of insurance companies, securing their loyalty to Democratic politicians. Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin argued Tuesday that “the individual mandate is the greatest single act of corporate welfare in memory,” creating new customers for the insurance companies by fiat and subsidizing that coverage with tax …

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Health Insurance Premiums to Fluctuate Under Obamacare


By Kimberly Leonard, November 11, 2014 Worried consumers have cited that they think their health care premium costs are on the rise, but recent analyses show the price of insurance is going to vary widely – primarily depending on where people live, but also depending on medical providers, the number of insurance companies and how many people ultimately choose to …

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