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Protecting Consumers from Conflicts between Taxes and Healthcare

New Orleans Income tax filing time is when the old expression comes to mind that the only things we can’t escape are death and taxes.  True that, but, frankly, I’m a little uncomfortable when those things get put too close together and in the hands of big private, profit maximizing companies, specifically the H&R Blocks, Jackson-Hewitt’s, [...]

The Double Edge of Variable Worker Exclusions under Obamacare

New Orleans      Part of the problem in understanding the real, core issues with the Affordable Care Act and the way in which employers, especially those specializing in lower waged workforces, are jacking with the system is separating the ideological polemics from the facts in order to see whose ox is really being gored.  For example, take [...]

Texas Just Messing Around with Health Navigator Testing

New Orleans  Driving through Texas, the highways are littered with signs, mile after mile, reminding the driver to “not mess with Texas.”  When it comes to the Affordable Care Act and enrollment of the millions of people who have no health insurance though, the state does nothing but push boulders into the road.

You will remember that [...]

In Affordable Care Numbers it’s the Politics not the Policy that Counts

New Orleans    With the official 2014 deadline for much of the enrollment under the Affordable Care Act coming to a close the numbers are now over 6 million plus another 3 ½ million who have signed up for Medicaid in those states that expanded that program for more of the poor.  There will be continued [...]

Alphabet Soup as Affordable Care Enrollment Comes to Wire

Bengaluru  We’re on the countdown now for enrollment under the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, or at least we are for the first round in what now appears to be a 15-round main event.  At the bell for this round the noise in confusing many folks, but there’s little choice but to “just do [...]

Obamacare Enrollment Coming Down to Wire with a Few Exceptions

New Orleans    March 31st is the official end date for enrollment for 2014 coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and the numbers are picking up everywhere as people try to get their business together before the deadline to both get coverage and avoid penalties.

            CMS, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, has been [...]