Update: Make sure you check the update below. Rationing! The Baucus plan and the Waxman Murphy plan, both will tax you if you don’t have health insurance. But as we pointed out right here it’s so much more than that. You will be taxed even if you have coverage, IF, it’s not up to government […]
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Jeff Jacoby (podcast below) has a powerful column in the Globe this morning outlining the failures of universal care in the Commonwealth, and why we can expect more of the same if we let the Federal Government do it on a national scale. First Jeff points out … whatever you call it … a mandate […]
I’ve recently written about how the states – per the Constitution – can be great incubators of ideas. Instead of implementing programs like universal health care at the federal level where it could never be reversed, states can try stuff and other states can measure results. So, how is Massachusetts doing with its health care […]
As many expected, some businesses in Massachusetts actually have accountants – or maybe just calculators – and have figured out it will be less expensive and more stable for their business plans to drop health care benefits for employees and pay the fine.
Barbara Vicevich – contributor here at Radio Vice Online – discussed the Massachusetts health care plan this morning on the big show. Sure enough, Boston.com has the story about short-term customers gaming the system and raising costs for everyone else.
Speculation everywhere concerning why health care insurance and pharmaceutical companies are tossing money at Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in support of her bid for Senate. When you’re a big company, you’ve got to play both sides.
As a disclaimer, this information is for the first three months of enrollment prior to Jan. 1, but it is directly from the Department of Health and Human Services.
They have to get a lot of young, healthy people who do not have insurance from their employer to sign up and actually pay the premiums for it “to work” … so they say.
In Ohio during an appearance yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden claimed the GOP Medicare plan would result in a bankrupt program by 2016 and become “vouchercare” where those on the plan would be on their own to use a voucher to find insurance.
Yesterday, the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill which Governor Patrick is expected to sign, that is claimed will dramatically lower health care spending in the state. How will they do this?