Obamacare vs. Canada: Five key differences

By Antonia Maioni Despite the partisan war in Washington that shut down the federal government this week, President Barack Obama has succeeded in implementing the first major health reform in the United States in nearly 50 years, as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes
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Stark Law Period of Disallowance

By John H. Fisher Period of Disallowance Under the Stark Law When considering making self disclosure of arrangements under the Stark Law, the concept of “period of disallowance” is of central importance. The period if disallowance generally refers to the period of timing during which
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Reform Update: Texas Medical Association members applaud Ted Cruz

By Andis Robeznieks Physicians at the Texas Medical Association’s fall conference gave standing ovations Saturday to the Republican leader of the drive to roll back the federal healthcare reform law. “Obamacare isn’t working,” said freshman U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), wh
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Ohio’s Governor Pushes Through Medicaid Expansion

By Mark Peters & Louise Radnofsky Ohio Gov. John Kasich pushed through an expansion of Medicaid Monday over the objection of fellow Republicans in the state legislature, using federal money to add hundreds of thousands of state residents to the health-care program. His action mak
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PPACA penalty deadline could move

By Arthur D. Postal & Allison Bell The Obama administration conceded it might consider tweaking at least one Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange application deadline. Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said during a press briefing today that the U.S. Dep
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Damage isn’t over – How the government shutdown undermined Medicare

By Merrill Goozner It is often said that curbing retiree healthcare costs is key to solving the nation’s long-term debt problem. What is less well- known—but needs more attention now that the budget showdown in Washington has temporarily ended—is how faster economic growth will
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Obama Nods to Rocky Start on Health Law

By Colleen MccCain Nelsono & Louise Radnofsky President Barack Obama acknowledged his frustration Monday with the technical problems that have hampered the online health-insurance marketplaces, but pledged that the issues would be resolved and the Affordable Care Act would prove
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October 2013 Subrogation Newsletter

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Attorneys At Law Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Third-Party Dispute If you think the recent Congressional civil war over cutting entitlements and spending, raising the debt ceiling, and funding Obamacare was a melee, welcome to
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Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in New Jersey

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Same-sex marriages can begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold an order that they must start Monday and to deny a delay that had been sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. The ruling pu
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Balky Health-Insurance Exchange to Get Tech Help

By Louise Radnofsky & Christopher Weaver The Obama administration said Sunday it was bringing in extra help to resolve some of the technical troubles that have hobbled the federally run health-insurance exchange, as it acknowledged the depth of the problems with the rollout of it
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