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More than 700 pages of healthcare rules released
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/01/2013 2:36:25 PM PST by Sub-Driver

More than 700 pages of healthcare rules released By Megan R. Wilson - 03/01/13 12:37 PM ET

The Obama administration on Friday released more than 700 pages of new regulations to implement portions of the Affordable Care Act.

The four rules, which are scheduled for publication in mid-March, finalize both major and minor parts of the healthcare reform law that Congress passed in 2010.

Three of the regulations are final and roll out the multistate healthcare exchanges and reforms to the insurance market, including provisions to encourage cost-sharing, stabilize health insurance premiums and prevent providers from denying coverage.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the rules would “help to ensure that every American has access to high-quality, affordable health insurance.”

The rules will become effective on May 11, and HHS will take comments on an interim final regulation regarding cost-savings programs and government risk pooling for 60 days after those rules are published.

The other rule is a proposal to implement the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), making it effective on Jan. 1, 2015.

The change in the effective date is due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services receiving comments that warned of the difficulties in implementing the program.

The SHOPs will be integrated into state insurance exchanges as a service to small employers that choose to join.

The program is designed to make it easier for small businesses to offer employees a range of coverage choices. Through the SHOP system, workers will be able to compare plans side-by-side, and employers will have the option of making a monthly payment to SHOP rather than multiple insurance plans.

Comments on the SHOP proposals are due by April 11.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0care; 0care700pages; 700pages; obamacare; obamacareregs; zerocare
More government regulatory crap..........
1 posted on 03/01/2013 2:36:31 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

BaraqqiCare

A jobs program for attorneys and IRS agents.


2 posted on 03/01/2013 2:38:31 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obamacide


3 posted on 03/01/2013 2:38:43 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: CMailBag

...and so, they cast down their rules and edicts much as a sower would, from their high place, down to where all we serfs toil. We must follow this in all its tiny detail because our Big Thinkers have Thunk Big, and prepared this for us schlubs to please snappily obey without having advised as to what it shall contain, or what things are vitally important that may differ from what The Big Thinkers have thunk for us.

Thereore, OBEY, Citizen — if you know what’s good for you.

What towering arrogance.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 2:44:43 PM PST by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obamacare only needs one page:

All you taxpayers WILL be paying for blacks, illegals, Hispanics, AIDS-infected Gays, pregnant tramps, etc. so they can have FREE Medical Care, run by the Government Elite.

You old people have to start dying earlier, so we will stop giving you any medicine.

There....that covers it.

5 posted on 03/01/2013 2:48:30 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Sub-Driver

I want a 2,000 word essay summarizing the good points of Obamacare on my desk, by Monday.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 2:50:50 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When is this bill going to stop being written?!!!


7 posted on 03/01/2013 2:50:59 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: traditional1

Obamacare only needs one page:
All you taxpayers WILL be paying for blacks, illegals, Hispanics, AIDS-infected Gays, pregnant tramps, etc. so they can have FREE Medical Care, run by the Government Elite.

You old people have to start dying earlier, so we will stop giving you any medicine.

There....that covers it.

**
Oops, and don’t forget to add “transsexuals” to that list ... sex change operations, etc. To do so would be so heartless!!


8 posted on 03/01/2013 2:53:20 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: William of Barsoom

Good points. Anyone who thinks conservatives won’t eventually have head of the line privileges at the Death Panels is kidding himself.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 2:54:38 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Sub-Driver

400-500 female and affirmative action lawyers on the gov’t tit writing these promulgations from on high. We are hyper-regulated by graduated _from_law_school idiots looking for a paycheck. Your bloodless managerial elite


10 posted on 03/01/2013 2:57:21 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Sub-Driver
Federal health care, all federal healthcare, from the VA to Medicare to Medicaid to Obamacare, is going to come to a screeching halt before too long. Nature will then take its course and our Social Security and Medicare problems will solve themselves.

I hope that there is plenty of room in heaven because there will soon be a traffic jam between here and there.

11 posted on 03/01/2013 3:01:19 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yes, your benevolent government will guarantee you'll be able to obtain health insurance.

Q: Will there be a guarantee you'll be able to see a doctor in a timely manner?

A: Whoa, slow down there, Sparky, let's not get carried away here.

12 posted on 03/01/2013 3:03:59 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: traditional1

THAT really does cover it.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 3:04:56 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The other rule is a proposal...”

Really?


14 posted on 03/01/2013 3:07:07 PM PST by larryholycow
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To: Sub-Driver

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HEALTH ‘INSURANCE’ ANYMORE, UNDER OBAMACARE. What a farce!


15 posted on 03/01/2013 3:09:32 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Sub-Driver

Had a doctor’s appointment this morning. During the visit, my Doctor ranted against the insurance companies and their ever-changing regulations regarding prescriptions. He said they were going to force him into early retirement because it wasn’t worth the effort to keep up with the changes.

After Obamacare gets underway, he may up his early retirement even sooner.

[Obamacare may drive many doctors out of their medical practices.]


16 posted on 03/01/2013 3:14:33 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
“[Obamacare may drive many doctors out of their medical practices.]”

My GP of 22 years is calling it quits. And he is only 58. He refuses to be told what to do in his practice. He hates what Obama is doing to a once noble profession.

FUBO

17 posted on 03/01/2013 3:21:12 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s like living with a python. Each coil of the snake squeezes more life out us poor shchlubs.

And you thought it was only a matter of reading it to understand it.

Best of luck.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 3:31:05 PM PST by plangent
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To: Sub-Driver
The government has come close to totally destroying medicine in this country. Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obamacare. It is going to collapse and when it does collapse, it will take a lot of this country's Takers with it.

As the old folks are about to learn, if you want good health care, you have to pay for it. There are gonna be a lot of Takers thrown overboard when the well runs dry.

19 posted on 03/01/2013 3:37:40 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Our elected civil servants could still defund this monster.


20 posted on 03/01/2013 3:41:26 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Sub-Driver
700 pages...and if you miss,or misinterpret,a single semicolon,comma or period you'll get to meet one of the 16,000 newly hired IRS agents.If you're lucky.
21 posted on 03/01/2013 3:51:40 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Sub-Driver

It appears Nancy Pelosi was wrong. We had to wait until they wrote it to find out what’s in it.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 3:54:56 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Gabrial
My GP of 22 years is calling it quits. And he is only 58. He refuses to be told what to do in his practice. He hates what Obama is doing to a once noble profession.

I recently read of a poll done during the debate by a major medical periodical (can't recall which one) that indicated that a huge percentage of practicing physicians (can't recall the figure) would consider quitting the profession if OsamaObamaCare became law.I thought I saved the link but I guess I didn't.

23 posted on 03/01/2013 3:58:50 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: All

The old liberals who voted for obama will soon find out “what’s in it” while the young liberals will watch their mommas and daddys and grandparents be sent home to die.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 4:06:19 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Terry Mross

True, but the MSM will educate them that by fixing the Medicare and SocSec “problems” via shortening the lifespan, it’s a good thing for the youngsters.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 4:07:58 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Jonty30

“I want a 2,000 word essay summarizing the good points of Obamacare on my desk, by Monday.”

To: Jonty30
From: Modelbreaker
Re: Good Points of Obamacare

I hope this has been helpful.

ModelBreaker


26 posted on 03/01/2013 4:10:09 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Terry Mross
That's the way nature works. The old are supposed to die. Death is inevitable and you can't change that reality by throwing other people's money at it.

Let God decide.

27 posted on 03/01/2013 4:11:18 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“and employers will have the option of making a monthly payment to SHOP “

Yes, as in the monthly/quarterly coupon. Extortion...Extortion-Care.

This, 700 pages to begin with, is the beginning of the Arbeitsziehungslager, Federal Education Labor Camp. Distant Learning to start.

And when it was seen that no recovery is happening, Roberts made sure of the vote, to secure the Treasury, fraud so called “bank” paper makers, and fraud so called “insurance”.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 4:18:55 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Varsity Flight

NEW were they not in the ACA to begin with? What do we get updates like Windows every Month! Someone needs to step up to the plate here!

Can I add that every American send me 1 dollar!


29 posted on 03/01/2013 4:23:29 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Tau Food

I don’t disagree. What I’m saying is all those liberals will be very upset when it’s their relatives being sent home to die without enough pain killers.

I know of a woman who was sent home to die. All she could “eat” was ice chips. It took her a month to die and she was in pain the whole time.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 4:42:24 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Terry Mross
Well, I don't want anyone to suffer a painful death, but I do think that a lot of senior deaths could be a lot less expensive if doctors just backed off. There is no need to delay for years the inevitable. We are all going to die. Fifty years from now, what difference will it make if Joe dies now at age 68 or in five years at age 73? In the vast majority (99.9%) of cases, it will make no difference. Joe will be gone and usually forgotten either way.

What will make a difference in 50 years is if people then are forced to pay higher taxes so that we can give Joe 5 more meaningless years now.

How can we possibly justify spending our grandchildren's money to pointlessly extend meaningless lives? Let them go. Death is natural.

If we quit wasting money trying to pointlessly extend meaningless lives, we won't have any debt problems. And, that is the only real solution to the budget mess we're in.

31 posted on 03/01/2013 5:19:02 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Gabrial
My GP of 22 years is calling it quits. And he is only 58. He refuses to be told what to do in his practice.

That's exactly what the administration wants him to do. They want young nurses and nursing assistants to take care of you. They are cheaper.

32 posted on 03/01/2013 5:34:35 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You can’t imagine the number of physicians who will be quitting. It’s frightening.


33 posted on 03/01/2013 5:37:15 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Sub-Driver

drip - drip - drip


34 posted on 03/01/2013 5:42:22 PM PST by slouper (Love it or leave it.)
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To: Jonty30
I want a 2,000 word essay summarizing the good points of Obamacare on my desk, by Monday.

I can do it but it will take an army of lawyers, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Maxine Waters to interpret it. By the time you realize it's a ruse, it will be too late. Bwaaaa Ha Ha...

35 posted on 03/02/2013 3:18:43 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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