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Obamacare Unleashes Benefit Changes

Obamacare Unleashes Benefit Changes | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
"For information about how Health care Reform affects you or your small business, call John Caris at 707-935-6294 x103 or Contact him." Barack Obama  wanted to change American health care as we know...
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Many Low-Income Workers Say ‘No’ to Health Insurance

Many Low-Income Workers Say ‘No’ to Health Insurance | JCaris1 | Scoop.it

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This $153,000 rattlesnake bite is everything wrong with American health care

This $153,000 rattlesnake bite is everything wrong with American health care | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
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Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015

Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015 | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
By  CHAD TERHUNE,  SANDRA POINDEXTER,  DOUG SMITH
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Patient Finds Shopping For Low-Priced CT Scan Doesn’t Pay Off

Patient Finds Shopping For Low-Priced CT Scan Doesn’t Pay Off | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Douglas White knew high-deductible insurance is supposed to make patients feel the pain of medical prices and turn them into smart shoppers. So he shopped. He called around for price quotes on the CT...
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ObamaCare 'Success Story' Is A Bronze Plan Trap

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell recently declared that the latest ObamaCare sign-up tally was proof that the exchanges offer "a product that consumers need, want and like." Yet the...
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IRS Waives Penalties for Late Payments Linked to Obamacare

IRS Waives Penalties for Late Payments Linked to Obamacare | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service will waive some penalties for taxpayers who owe taxes because of Obamacare. The changes, announced Monday in Washington, apply only to people who...
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Obamacare Will Make Filing Taxes an Even Bigger Headache for Millions

Obamacare Will Make Filing Taxes an Even Bigger Headache for Millions | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Obamacare is about to collide with the U.S. tax-filing season, adding frustration for millions of taxpayers trying to figure out how to comply and how much they will owe the government. Tax filing...
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Small-business owners find creative ways to handle Obamacare

Small-business owners find creative ways to handle Obamacare | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Individual consumers have had a year to get used to purchasing health plans on the new federal healthcare marketplace. But for business owners like Ron Holt, the learning curve is only just...
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The Promise of Telemedicine to Pare Health Costs

The Promise of Telemedicine to Pare Health Costs | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Telemedicine could potentially deliver more than $6 billion a year in health care savings to U.S. companies, but only if the technology is widely-adopted. According to analysis by global professional...
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California Commissioner Wants Insurance Burden on Ridesharing Companies

California Commissioner Wants Insurance Burden on Ridesharing Companies | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Transportation Network Companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar should bear the insurance burden when they encourage drivers to use their personal vehicles to transport passengers for a profit,...
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Covered California Created Limited Special-Enrollment Period for those Covered by COBRA

Covered California Created Limited Special-Enrollment Period for those Covered by COBRA | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
COBRA Enrollees Have 60 Days to Switch to an Exchange Plan; Move Is Expected to Save California Consumers Money on Health Insurance SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Beginning Thursday, May 15, Covered...
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California officials gearing up for Obamacare open enrollment - HealthSONOMA

California officials gearing up for Obamacare open enrollment - HealthSONOMA | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
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Starting Wednesday, Obamacare will punish businesses who help employees with health care

Starting Wednesday, Obamacare will punish businesses who help employees with health care | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Employers who reimburse their workers for health care costs will face massive tax penalties beginning Wednesday. Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with its mandate that all Americans...
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What to Do When Your Doctor Leaves Your Health Plan

What to Do When Your Doctor Leaves Your Health Plan | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
There’s no easy answer, but knowing your options can help.
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Tax refunds will be cut for ACA recipients

Tax refunds will be cut for ACA recipients | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
A significant benefit of the Affordable Care Act is the opportunity to receive money-saving tax credits up front to cut the overall cost of health insurance , but now hundreds of thousands of...
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You’ve Got Medicaid – Why Can’t You See the Doctor?

You’ve Got Medicaid – Why Can’t You See the Doctor? | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Don’t delay medical care out of frustration, and remember to stay flexible with your provider choices.
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25 ways the uninsured can dodge health care penalty

25 ways the uninsured can dodge health care penalty | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Americans who don’t have qualified health coverage could be subject to a penalty next year when they fill out their 2014 tax returns. People who don’t buy health insurance in 2015 (open...
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An important tax form for your clients who bought coverage through Covered California

An important tax form for your clients who bought coverage through Covered California | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
By January 31, 2015, your clients enrolled in individual plan health coverage in 2014 through Covered California should receive an important statement (Form 1095-A) they’ll need to complete their...
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You can drop your expensive employer health plan

You can drop your expensive employer health plan | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
Q . My employer provides health insurance, but it’s very expensive. Can I decline this insurance and purchase a health plan through my state Marketplace instead? A . Yes ... but. Anyone is free to...
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Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance...
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Many Americans can't afford Obamacare: Aetna CEO

Many Americans can't afford Obamacare: Aetna CEO | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
The Affordable Care Act —also known as Obamacare—is "not an affordable product" for many people and it does not fix the underlying problems causing high health-care costs,  Aetna  Chairman and...
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Nearly every state flunks health care pricing transparency, report says

Nearly every state flunks health care pricing transparency, report says | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
(Editor’s note: Map updated to show correct grades.) A group that gave a little more than half the U.S. a failing grade last year when it came to price transparency in health care now says...
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With Health Law, Workers Ponder the I-Quit Option

With Health Law, Workers Ponder the I-Quit Option | JCaris1 | Scoop.it
BY CARLA K. JOHNSON  AP MEDICAL WRITER CHICAGO (AP) -- For uninsured people, the nation's new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for...
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