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health insurance exchanges
Most of the folks we met on the tour were unaware that nearly 6 in 10 people who don’t have health coverage and are eligible for coverage through the new marketplaces can find coverage for $100 or less per month. For instance, a 27-year-old who earns $25,000 annually in the Orlando area can find a Bronze plan that costs $102 per month – or a Silver plan for $145 per month – once tax credits are factored in. A family of four earning $50,000 a year can find a Bronze plan that costs $126 per month after tax credits.
March 2, 2014
One recent nationally televised news report offers a perfect illustration of media coverage that is giving viewers at best an incomplete look at the effects of health reform on small businesses. A closer look at the coverage reveals that what’s happening is NOT an indictment of health reform.
February 25, 2014
“What [ACA critics] don’t tell you is that while $25 billion is a lot of money, it is pocket change compared to the enormous amount of taxpayer dollars that have been flowing to private insurance companies for nearly three decades to keep them in the Medicare Advantage program, which has long had the unwavering support of Republicans in Washington.”
January 29, 2014
“A lack of fact checkers does not explain why the newspaper ignored the news that one of its ‘victims’ had found good coverage. No editor’s note. No comment. No clarification. Why is this important? This major daily’s nearly 200,000 daily readers saw the story that would lead them to believe that Americans who received cancellation notices were “left in limbo.” – Maggie Mahar
January 3, 2014
When ‘victims’ step forward, reporters need to investigate these claims. If newspaper editors and television producers are willing to put them in the media spotlight – in front of a huge local or even national audience – they also have a duty to give their readers and viewers the facts they need so that they can judge the validity of the allegations. – Maggie Mahar
January 2, 2014
Many of the newly insured are among the millions who have been unable to afford coverage in the past or have not been able to buy it at any price because of the practices of the insurance industry. Practices that, at long last, end on New Year’s Day, 2014.
December 31, 2013