Skip to comments.Reid Announces $4 Million To Build Affordable Insurance Marketplace For Nevadans
Posted on 08/15/2011 3:37:43 PM PDT by mdittmar
Middle Class Families, Small Businesses Will Have Access To Affordable Choices Like Members of Congress
August 15, 2011
Washington, D.C. Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced $4,045,076 to help Nevada establish an affordable health insurance exchange or state-based marketplace for insurance -- where individuals and small businesses can compare and purchase different private health insurance plans based on their needs and have similar insurance choices as those available to Members of Congress. This exchange is being set up as a result of health insurance reform and will be implemented beginning in 2014.
These exchanges allow Nevada families and businesses to easily compare quality, affordable health insurance plans and choose which one works best for them, said Reid. As a result, Nevadans will have health insurance choices similar to those enjoyed by members of Congress with tax credits available to ensure the private insurance plans are affordable and accessible. These exchanges and tax credits will dramatically simplify, increase choices, and reduce the cost of health insurance coverage for families and small businesses across the state.
Through exchanges, Nevadans will be able to find out if they are eligible for programs such as premium tax credits, Nevada Check Up, or Medicaid. And small business owners can see if they are eligible for tax credits for offering their employees health insurance.
For more information, please visit: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/exchanges05232011a.html
Why not just let the commies, er, I mean the government control everything. Central planning is great! Just ask the USSR!
Kansas sent its money back!
We already have that. Its called the free marketplace. And it doesnt cost the taxpayers one thin dime. That is up until now.
Harry Harry Harry there you go spending again.................
Hey, I have an idea. And it will cost the taxpayers only around 100 million dollars.
Create an educational exchange where people can compare affordable books and DVDs so they can choose whats best for them.
Oh, wait a minute. Thats called amazon.com
And ehealth insurance already does it for health insurance. As do several others.
When I lived in Nevada, I had affordable medical insurance.
But note that “Health insurance” and “Medical insurance” are not necessarily the same thing.
“Medical insurance” means the insurance company is making a bet you WON’T get sick. “Health insurance”, on the other hand, is structured in such a way you have no incentive to NOT take advantage of all the “benefits”, and will continually price itself higher and higher, until it is unaffordable.
Which is just the quagmire that the whole business of third-party coverage falls into, by not requiring a commitment on the part of the recipient to take responsibility for one’s own care and feeding of the physical body which they happen to inhabit during this short tenacy on this world.
One is born, lives out life more or less within the potentialities of which one is capable, ages, and eventually dies. Accident or catastrophic illnesses may cut this potential short. But there is no obligation to endure taxation to the point of penury to be “safe”, that is to imprison oneself to a life devoid of pleasure or satisfaction.
The state of your personal health is not a matter of access to hospitals, or medicine, or trained professionals. It is much more reliant on clean living and sensible risk avoidance. The rules for this are already written and available to anyone who chooses to pay attention.
Under the Federal Employees' Health Plan, which covers eight million people, the government pays a fixed share of premiums.
Don't you see, the Federal Government has a stash of money,It is almost free.!
“Don’t you see, the Federal Government has a stash of money,It is almost free.!”
Wanna confuse a liberal....ask them how much money Uncle Sam has. The answer usually involves the term ‘gazilillion’.
Puzzled look when I tell them zero.
Hey Harry, $4 Million wouldn’t by 15 people 5 days in the hospital.
The median US household income in 2010 was $52,026. For every million dollars that government wastes, it has destroyed the entire annual income of 20 households.
Wasting $4 million has cost the nation 80 jobs.
That doesn’t even average $2 per resident of Nevada for this ‘action’.
“similar insurance choices as those available to Members of Congress”
Here’s one of those talking points Bob Beckell claims aren’t talking points.