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Health Wonk Review for December 20, 2012

If you haven’t caught this week’s edition already, Saturday morning’s as good a time as any to grab a cup of coffee – or eggnog – and drink in the Health Wonk Review. It’s posted this week over at Workers’ Comp Insider, and it features a stocking full of posts – one each, actually – from 16 different health policy blogs.

December 22, 2012

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Will you receive a tax credit to help pay for health insurance?

Obamacare’s health insurance subsidies:

Beginning in 2014, millions of Americans will discover that they qualify for subsidies designed to help them purchase their own health insurance. The aid will come in the form of tax credits, and many will be surprised by how generous they are.

December 13, 2012

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Round One Obama budget negotiations

Obama wins Round One of budget standoff

Now, the president will have to decide where he is willing to compromise on cutting government spending. There are, in fact, places where he could rein in Medicare without hurting beneficiaries.

December 7, 2012

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Health Wonk Review for December 6, 2012

Being what it is, Health Wonk Review is chock full of great blog posts – including a handful of them addressing the issue nearest and dearest to our hearts at healthinsurance.org: health reform.

December 6, 2012

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Medicaid spending under Obamacare

Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion

The governors and the president needs the other. Each side has a (possibly perverse) stake in the other’s success. Each would also be wise to make some concession, if for no other reason than to provide their counterpart with a dignified path to compromise during the second Obama term.

December 3, 2012

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Boehner Obama Thelma Louise

Is health care headed for the ‘fiscal cliff?’

It’s hard not to think about the movie “Thelma and Louise” with all the dire predictions about the coming”fiscal cliff.” House Speaker Boehner and President Obama may be our modern day Thelma and Louise, playing a little chicken with us all, with Obama proposing some pretty dramatic solutions and Boehner and the Republicans offering little except “no” to tax rate increases and raising the Medicare eligibility age.

December 3, 2012

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Obamacare Papa Johns

Can businesses really NOT afford ACA?

U.S. workers may think ACA-mandated health benefits from their employers are “priceless,” but some business owners believe employees and customers should think twice.

December 1, 2012

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