Tag Archive: Health Insurance

Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Law

By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court upheld healthcare law. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/28/how-will-supreme-court-rule-on-health-care-law/?hpt=hp_t1

Michigan: Expect 600k New Medicaid Enrollees Under New Law

It sounds apocalyptic, but according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the state would actually save money because Medicaid receives federal funding.  The applicable portion of the new healthcare bill goes into effect in 2014. Full article here. Tweet

Doctors limit new Medicare patients

Are you a soon-to-be retiring Baby Boomer and about to receive Medicare? Your chances at being able to see a doctor may just have decreased. “The number of doctors refusing new Medicare patients because of low government payment rates is setting a new high, just six months before millions of Baby Boomers begin enrolling in…

Insurance industry fights against “mental health parity” laws

Passed in 2008, mental health parity laws were supposed to end the disparate insurance coverage between physical illnesses and mental health issues.  For example, if a person has health insurance through their employer, that person may only have to pay a small copay to see a doctor for a checkup or illness.  However, if that…

Raymond A. Harris records radio program on the effects of healthcare reform on small business

Last night I recorded a radio show on the effects of the healthcare reform bill on small business. In a week or so, the show will be broadcast on www.mientertainment.biz and www.talklansing.net and will also be available in podcast format. Will also be syndicated to various local radio stations in Michigan.

Consumers Guide To Health Reform – Kaiser Health News

The link goes to the Kaiser website that lists comprehensive information on the health care reform. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2010/March/22/consumers-guide-health-reform.aspx

AARP Community Conversations Around Lansing

** I attended the first meeting last night at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.  It was very informative and we all participated in discussions ranging from Michigan’s ong0ing budget crisis to healthcare reform.  I urge everyone to attend the next two meetings!** Please help distribute the attached flyer to all Lansing area colleagues…

Medicaid v Private Insurance for the Poor Uninsured

This article attempts to explain the different arguments for expanding Medicaid to cover the poor uninsured versus providing vouchers for private insurance: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2009/July/01/Medicaid.aspx

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