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Old 12-14-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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18.3 million baby boomers could benefit from the Affordable Care Act

If nothing changes, here is what we (ER) have to look for:

18.3 million baby boomers could benefit from the Affordable Care Act

At least this is a hope for those of us who do not have employer provided insurance.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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It will be interesting to see what "affordable" means.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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It will be equally interesting to see how long this thread lasts before the Pig sings...
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Woo-hoo! Great benefits and apparently no one pays for anything. Who can be against that!?

I love it when articles say this or that law provides this or that benefit. Like those highway signs everywhere that say the road improvements are provided by the Recovery Act. It's unadulterated BS. The road isn't being improved by the law and Congress isn't providing colonoscopies (except in a figurative sense). All these things are done by real people with money taken from other people.
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Isn't the whole question moot? The Affordable Care Act was just declared to be unconstitutional, wasn't it? Or is this ruling expected to be overturned on appeal?
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Isn't the whole question moot? The Affordable Care Act was just declared to be unconstitutional, wasn't it? Or is this ruling expected to be overturned on appeal?
The VA judge allowed the provisions to the law to continue to go into effect pending appeal. This issue will surely make it to the Supreme Court. The next major case is a similar one in Florida, in that case, 20 states are suing in an effort to have the law declared unconstitutional.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:49 AM   #7
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I had to laugh at this statement:

"The Early Retiree Health Benefits Reinsurance Program for Employers helps public and private sector employers pay for health benefits for employees who retire before age 65. This $5 billion temporary program has already enrolled 3,600 employers and will run through 2014, when people who retire before age 65 will be eligible to purchase health insurance through the new insurance exchanges."

I retired before Medicare age and I purchase (e.g. co-pay) for medical insurance through my former company for DW/me.

We have not had an increase in the last two years and only a few dollar increase for the prior two years while being retired.

The company did apply/get assistance from gmnt (they were on the list). Even with this "assistance", our preimum is going up by 14% January 1.

Glad to see this "improved health insurance" going into effect ...
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18.3 million baby boomers are benefitting, meanwhile 50 million people ages 25-45 are getting kicked in the rear by having their premiums double or triple to cover the cost of the said baby boomers. We'll find out shortly how "affordable" $1500/month is for a 35 year old couple with two kids.
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Isn't the whole question moot? The Affordable Care Act was just declared to be unconstitutional, wasn't it? Or is this ruling expected to be overturned on appeal?
One very narrow bit and all direct references to it (none!) was declared unconstitutional. The ruling was much narrower than what the plaintiffs were hoping for. And yes, the ruling will be appealed, and may not stand. Check back in a few years and we'll know more.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/he.../14health.html

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Judge Hudson is the third district court judge to reach a determination on the merits in one of the two dozen lawsuits challenging the health care law. The other judges, in Detroit and Lynchburg, Va., have upheld the law. Lawyers say the appellate process could last another two years before the Supreme Court settles the dispute.
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We have not had an increase in the last two years and only a few dollar increase for the prior two years while being retired.

The company did apply/get assistance from gmnt (they were on the list). Even with this "assistance", our preimum is going up by 14% January 1.

Glad to see this "improved health insurance" going into effect ...
Yes, but starting 2011 they have to price in insurance for children up to 26 being added, free preventive procedures, etc that were not required before. Whether you consider those extras worthwhile is another question.
Plus this is an excuse to insurance companies to get their rates up before 2014 when the meat of the bill takes effect.
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