Category Archives: Insurance

Supreme Court upholds ‘Obamacare’ ruling law constitutional

The Washington Insider

 Today, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and will remain the law of the land. The Supreme Court challenge to the legislation centered on the “individual mandate” which requires all citizens purchase health insurance or face a substantial fine. The mandate was added to the legislation as a funding mechanism so that the legislation would end up, at worst, a revenue-neutral law.  With the law ruled constitutional, the popular provisions with the general public like allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26 and not allowing insurance companies to deny coverage for preexisting conditions will remain law.

Generally, pundits and Supreme Court scholars were surprised by the decision. Based on the oral arguments presented by the government and the laws opponents at the end of March, conventional wisdom pointed to the law being overturned. While certainly controversial at this moment, it remains to be seen what effect this decision will have on November’s Presidential Election. 

 

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Don Richard – Vlog14: NAPR 2012 – Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Later this summer the Supreme Court will provide their view of the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality. Even if they strike down all or part of it, what’s next? Changes have to be made somewhere if we are to fend of the coming health care crisis. Will Congress finally put aside party views and come to an acceptable agreement? Too many questions, not enough answers.

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Don Richard – Vlog5: Retailization of Health Care in America

What are the new health care models we will see over the next few years and what mergers and acquisitions will emerge thanks to health care reform policies? Are we heading toward a “Retailization of Health Care in America” and what are the effects?