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The full benefits of the law will be most apparent and available to residents of California. This is because California, due to its active role in implementing the historic health reform law, is expected to be one of the model states for the rest of the nation. As a result, California will demonstrate the vast, potential benefits of the ACA.
Unless we bend the cost curve, the nation’s health care system will become increasingly unsustainable. The good news is that, even though costs and spending continue to increase, we have started to see a slowdown.
Lost in the political battles surrounding the Affordable Care Act is the original reason companies began to offer health-care insurance: It was seen as a way to attract and retain employees. It still is an important tool.
Critics of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, which takes full effect in 2014, have argued that its employer mandate will create such a hardship for businesses that many of them will drop health coverage for their employees and pay a penalty rather than absorb the costs Obamacare entails. A new survey by the outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas suggests otherwise.
Six insurance firms will offer pediatric dental coverage on California’s new health-care exchange beginning in October. Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Delta Dental, Health Net, Liberty Dental and Premier Access Dental were the firms selected Tuesday by Covered California, the state exchange.
This fall, just four months from now, tens of millions of Americans who don’t have health insurance will be able to get a quality plan tailored to their specific needs and budget. It’s a major attribute of the nation’s new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, and we need to make sure that Americans who are eligible gain access as quickly as possible.
Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said the call center would be in operation 24 hours a day. The phone number is 800-318-2596. The Web site, www.healthcare.gov, provides information promoting the 2010 health care law and describing new insurance options. The Web site and call center currently have only general information about coverage.
nsurers who failed to meet Obamacare efficiency rules will return $500 million to consumers across the country this summer, the Obama administration announced Thursday — but the chunk of change Americans will see depends heavily on where they live. The bulk of the rebates are headed to California, where 1.4 million people will receive rebates averaging $71 each, and Texas, where 726,000 residents are due checks averaging $95.
U.S. insurers will pay $500 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer because of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, about half the amount they paid last year. The law, often called Obamacare, requires companies to refund customers when they spend less than 80 percent of premiums they collect on medical care.
Right now, the California Legislature is considering a bill that threatens our ability to foster growth in manufacturing and other critical sectors. That bill, AB 880 by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, will severely harm businesses, employees and the state’s effort to implement the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).