Health Care Reform - Obamacare

3) COVERAGE RESCINDED FOR “FRAUD”

The ACA says once an individual is covered, the insurer cannot take away that person’s plan, unless the covered individual “has performed an act or practice that constitutes fraud or makes an intentional misrepresentation of material fact...

2) ANNUAL AND LIFETIME LIMITS ALLOWED

Despite Obamacare Fact #1, this section of the ACA says the former section’s prohibition on lifetime limits “shall not be construed to prevent a group health plan or health insurance coverage from placing annual or lifetime per beneficiary limits on specific covered benefits...

1) LIFETIME LIMITS PROHIBITED BUT…

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits “lifetime limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary,” it does not prohibit limits on patient access to care...

Obamacare is Legalized Plunder

Obamacare is Legalized Plunder

I just read “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat. Given the first GOP presidential debate on August 6 and the unconstitutionality of Obamacare, this little book from 1850 was perfect.

City of St. Paul to Vote Tomorrow on Getting Access
to ‘Entire Medical Record’ of Certain Patients at HealthPartners

City of St. Paul to Vote Tomorrow on Getting Access
to ‘Entire Medical Record’ of Certain Patients at HealthPartners

ST. PAUL, Minn.—One privacy-focused health policy organization says a proposed data agreement between the City of St. Paul and HealthPartners may violate patients’ rights to give or deny access to their medical records and will put patients’ private medical data at risk.

Health Care Spending to Climb Through 2024;

Health Care Spending to Climb Through 2024;

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health care is an always-moving, always-changing entity, with new developments every day—some of which compromise patients’ private medical information, as well as the care their doctors can offer them.

Donald Trump’s Blind Spot on Health Care

Donald Trump’s Blind Spot on Health Care

Salon shouts, “America is ready for socialism!” Comparing presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (socialist) and Donald Trump (Republican), Salon writer Paul Rosenberg says, “Trump channels the right’s angry Fox News id. But Sanders speaks to America’s soul — and our values.”

Excise Tax: The Forgotten Obamacare Penalty

Excise Tax: The Forgotten Obamacare Penalty

ST. PAUL, Minn.—After last week’s Supreme Court King v. Burwell ruling, many Obamacare supporters might think the fight has been won, while many opponents to the flawed government health care system may be downcast or looking for the next best strategy to win repeal.

Chief Health IT Executives Push for National Patient ID System

Chief Health IT Executives Push for National Patient ID System
In a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) wrote the following:  "We must first acknowledge that the lack of a consistent patient identity matching strategy is the most significant challenge inhibiting the safe and secure electronic exchange of health information. …"
 

King v. Burwell Supreme Court Decision - The Text

King v. Burwell Supreme Court Decision - The Text
THE RULING: On June 25, interns of news media ran the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell (Obamacare premium subsidies issued by federal exchange) to waiting reporters. Even though the plain text of the law clearly states that federal premium subsidies can only be issued by an “Exchange established by the State,” the 6-3 ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts ignored the Rule of Law and declared subsidies could also be issued by the federal exchange. Justice Scalia’s dissent, which follows Roberts’ ruling in the document, is priceless. Read it here...