Some Americans could see their insurance bills double next year as the health care overhaul law expands coverage to millions of people.
Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too.
Published: April 26, 2012
Tags: Dan Danner, DOL, health care, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, National Federation of Independent Business, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, osha, taxes, U.S. Department of Labor
Dan Danner never expected to end up in the middle of the health care debate. Or, for that matter, in politics.
The nation’s 50 legislatures will face tough choices if all of Obamacare is thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court when it decides on the Affordable Healthcare for America Act in June.
By Matt Pommer “The miracles of modern medicine are simply outrunning the public’s ability to pay for them.” Almost a quarter-century has passed since then-Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm made that statement. Soaring private health insurance and looming growth in Medicare in intervening years may seem to some to underline the view. “You can’t afford to [...]
By Matt Pommer “Turn in your Medicare cards here.” The sign was hoisted on the edge of the anti-government Tea Party rally on the Capitol Square in Madison last month. Of course, no matter how outraged people are about big government, few people would give up their Medicare. The signs were just a reminder that [...]
By Matt Pommer Are you angry about the future requirement that everyone have health insurance? How about the fact that Wisconsin is about to require residents to carry liability insurance on the vehicles they own? Like the controversial health care bill, the vehicle insurance law — which takes effect June 1 — cuts into your [...]
By Matt Pommer Democrats have rejected a Republican bid to push an amendment to the state constitution prohibiting the Legislature from “enactment of any law that requires any person to obtain or maintain health insurance coverage to participate in any health care system.” State Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin, wants a hearing so people can [...]
Published: March 22, 2010
Tags: ABC, AGC, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Associated General Contractors of America, bill, Burr, competition, health care, insurance, nonunion, Obama, reform, Schmitt, Shoaf, union
By Sean Ryan Two of the nation’s largest construction associations oppose a health care reform bill because, they argue, it threatens competition and would boost the cost of doing business. “All around, it’s an awful deal,” said Geoff Burr, vice president of federal affairs for the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. ABC and the Associated [...]
By Matt Pommer Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, is promoting an economic road map that would dramatically affect those younger than 55. It includes major changes in Medicare and Social Security, including increasing the age of Medicare eligibility in “gradual steps” to age 69 and six months. Medicare eligibility is now at age 65. Ryan’s road [...]