Surprise: Obamacare is helping, not harming, traditional healthcare

Surprise: Obamacare is helping, not harming, traditional healthcare By Rick Newman August 22, 2014 10:55 AM Yahoo Finance But here’s one thing they didn’t expect. Instead of weakening the existing system of employer-provided health insurance — which many analysts predicted — the ACA so far seems to have strengthened it. And that could make Obamacare, as the ACA is known, far less revolutionary than advocates... Read Article

What Does New Health Law Mean For Me?

What Does New Health Law Mean For Me? By Louise Radnofsky | The Wall Street Journal  I already have health coverage at my job. What happens to me? Changes may not affect you much if you’re one of the 171 million Americans with coverage through your job or your spouse’s job. You might be able to use new health-insurance exchanges opening Tuesday, but you probably... Read Article

What You Need to Know About the Obamacare Marketplaces

What You Need to Know About the Obamacare Marketplaces By: Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Appleby Companies including the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain will end health benefits for part-time workers next year, directing them instead to new insurance marketplaces. Story by Kaiser Health News and photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images. The health law’s online marketplaces, also known as exchanges, will be open for... Read Article

Early Look at Obamacare Premiums

APNewsBreak: Early look at health law’s premiums WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama’s health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range policy will average about $270 a month. That’s... Read Article

Did you Know?

11 Myths About Health Care Reform The hype about the law, including its impact on Medicare, is confusing — and scary. Here’s the truth by Beth Howard, AARP The Magazine, September 2012   “The amount of misinformation about the Affordable Care Act [ACA] — including outright lies — is astonishing,” says Shana Alex Lavarreda, Ph.D., director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health... Read Article