Studies take early look at health law's premiums
Press Herald, Sept. 6, 2013
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options, according to two independent private studies.
Personal Issues May Cloud Decisions About Buying Insurance
Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News
Sept. 03, 2013
If the volume of email from readers of this column is any indication, people are beginning to focus on how the health care overhaul will affect them.
Union Letter: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy The Very Health and Wellbeing’ of Workers
Wall Street Journral, Sept. 5, 2013
The roll out of President Obama’s health care reform package was always going to be tricky, with vehement opposition from his political opponents and pushback from employers large and small. But after announcing last week that penalties for companies failing to comply with the law will be delayed by a year, the Affordable Care Act has a new, high profile set of dissenters: Unions.
As Obamacare insurance exchanges near launch, labor braces for impact
NW Labor Press, June 19, 2013
by Don Mcintosh, Associate Editor
Organized labor — entirely left out of the legislation that became known as Obamacare — has spent years behind the scenes patiently pleading with the Obama Administration to be allowed to benefit from the law’s implementation. Now, four months before the law’s mandated state insurance exchanges launch, it appears that while some union members will benefit, many others may actually be harmed.
Union Health Plans Will Suffer under Obamacare
Notes March 18, 2013
by James McGee
“From each according to his ability, and to each according to his need”: does this sound like a model for health care reform?