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  • Solving the Veterans Administration Problem

    06/07/2014 10:18:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/7/14 | Ron Reale
    I hear talking heads and politicians calling for one man’s resignation over the VA’s delayed treatment of our military men and woman. I see them in front of any camera they can find, throwing around strong words of indignation and outrage concerning the scandal having been perpetrated, apparently for years, resulting in a minimum of 40 deaths to date. I hear no politicians offering the immediate steps necessary to serve our veterans. Conservative pundits, yes. Politicians, no. So how to solve the V. A. problem and end the unnecessary loss of life? First, immediately announce that all military personnel may...
  • Survey: Most Uninsured Americans Aren’t Flocking to (wealth) Exchanges

    11/10/2013 5:44:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Wall St Cheat Sheet ^ | 11/09/13 | Meghan Foley
    **SNIP** To function as intended, the marketplaces need a broad, healthy risk pool to keep staggering rate increases from occurring. The premiums of healthy, cheap-to-insure people cover the big bills for the relatively small number of sick people. So if the exchanges do not “enroll enough young, healthy people, insurers will have to raise everyone’s premiums,” wrote the New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn in May. “In the worst case, this could create what actuaries call a ‘death spiral’: Rising premiums prompt people to drop out, causing premiums to increase even more.” Because the reform was aimed at bringing coverage to most...
  • GOP bill would force federal workers onto health-care exchanges

    04/30/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/30/13 | Josh Hicks
    A new Republican House proposal would push federal workers off their employer-sponsored health plan and onto the insurance exchanges being established under the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced the bill Friday after talk on the Hill that Democrats were trying to exempt members of Congress and their staffs from a provision in current law that requires them to enroll in the exchanges in 2014. Camp’s measure would extend that policy to all federal workers except active-duty military members and postal workers. “If the Obamacare exchanges are good enough for...
  • Feds: 'Never Mind' on State Obamacare Exchanges?

    08/30/2011 10:44:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/29/2011 | Jack McHugh
    The Washington Post reported this week that in the face of hesitation and outright resistance from governors and legislatures, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is "working on a new partnership model to let state agencies help run the exchange — perhaps without the need for legislative authorization." The department says just 11 states have "embraced" the exchange idea, which is a core component of Obamacare. Under the law, if a state does not create a state exchange that complies with an extensive array of federal regulations, then the federal government will create its own exchange in the...