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new healthcare reform lawThe new healthcare law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), represents comprehensive healthcare reform legislation signed into law on March 23, 2010. It contains numerous provisions designed to protect consumers and promote low cost medical insurance, including many new taxes to pay for the cost.

In this section of the site, you can also obtain the following information specific to your state: available medical insurance options, efforts to regulate medical insurance premiums, healthcare, the individual medical insurance marketplace and the new healthcare law.

Our objective is to help Americans make sense of the new healthcare law by explaining key provisions in plain English and assisting individuals, families and the self-employed in using this information to find and secure affordable medical insurance.

Medicare, Medicaid & Social Social Security reform is coming

No matter what plan emerges from the debt talks in Washington, future entitlement benefits (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) will be trimmed back. John Schoen at MSNBC.com explains: As Congress and the White House continue their dysfunctional dance toward financial Armageddon, the elusive $4 trillion Grand Plan that would include Social Security and Medicare reform has fallen off the table. But in the early stages of the budget battle, a series of proposals surfaced that provide clues to what broad [...]

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The Medicaid Crisis- is program on unsustainable path?

Successful healthcare reform requires bold changes. Nowhere is this more true than with Medicaid, the federal-state partnership to provide healthcare services to the poor and disabled. The Heritage Foundation provides some insight. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R–OK), Richard Burr (R–NC), and Saxby Chambliss (R–GA) introduced legislation to give states flexibility to fix Medicaid. Medicaid is on an unsustainable path and promises to consume a growing portion of state budgets and increase deficit spending. In response, state legislators have begun to [...]

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Medicaid expansion under the new healthcare law- Will it work?

The success or failure, to a large degree, of the new healthcare law will hinge upon the objective of expanding major medical insurance to cover Americans who are currently uninsured with the ultimate goal of improving the access to care, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) incorporate two strategies for extending major medical insurance to the uninsured. First, all individuals are required to purchase major medical insurance. This is referred [...]

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