Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews

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(I copied, edited and reformatted this from Facebook but do not know the original source. The original was attributed to Rabbi Aaron Spiegel). May you sell everything and retire to Florida just as global warming makes it uninhabitable. May you live to a hundred and twenty without Social Security or Medicare. May your son be elected […]

Aetna locked in legal battle over ACA pullout

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An interesting lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania last week against Aetna Inc., a Connecticut-based insurance company that has been one of the nation’s largest alternate insurance choices for decades. Aetna pulled out of the individual health insurance markets in 11 states claiming that this was a business decision to prevent the company from losing money. […]

Five health care strategies for small businesses in 2017

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Only hours past the point where we thought that Republican leaders in Washington DC had reached an agreement on  minimalist proposal to begin “repeal and replace” of Obamacare, the measure known as “skinny repeal” (covered in my last blog post) has been defeated. Many of us went to bed last night thinking that the healthcare […]

5 things we know about the Republican health care reform plan

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We know more about the Republican plan to reform national health care policy now that the Senate has released its ‘secret’ plan. These are a few things that are all but certain at this point: Obamacare will not be repealed or replaced. Both the House and Senate reform bills keep most features of the prior […]

How will you fare under the Senate health bill?

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Summary of Senate health bill’s effect on small businesses: eliminates requirement to be insured protects insurers in the marketplace shifts but retains tax credits lowers the number of people eligible for free or reduced price coverage cuts taxes for the wealthy suspends the ‘Cadillac Tax’ strips federal funding from Planned Parenthood is surprisingly light-weight; only about […]

Outrage over Senate’s health care reform bill spreads

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US Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey joined with many health care advisers, including myself, in expressing his outrage over the secretive process used to draft the replacement bill for health care reform that is apparently designed to hide the details from public scrutiny. I’ve been an advocate of health care reform and an active […]