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  • Choosing a Health Plan For 2015
    Choosing a health plan for 2015
    Health coverage is typically confusing. Most of us pick a plan and forget about it until we need it. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made it easier to choose a plan. But we have to get past the emotional aspect of change. Once we do, there...
  • Healthcare.gov
    Administration announces special Obamacare enrollment period for 2015
    Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace ended Sunday, but some uninsured Americans will get a second chance to purchase insurance, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today. The special enrollment period...
  • Obama and Burwell
    Open Enrollment closes with 11.4 million enrolled through insurance exchanges
    President Obama, with Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, announced yesterday that preliminary estimates show 11.4 million Americans are now enrolled in health plans through the nation’s health insurance exchanges. This...
  • Obamacare repeal
    Take a look at the first real Republican 'Obamacare' alternative
    House Republicans have voted over 60 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but never offered a viable replacement. Now for the first time, Senate Republicans have proposed an alternative to Obamacare, and it's not what you...
  • Barack Obama
    Nearly 6 million Americans to face Obamacare penalty when filing their taxes
    The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has been in full effect for over a year and it has laid the foundation for nearly 10 million Americans to gain access to affordable health care. Despite the good news, not everything is going as planned, as...
  • Health Plan Premium Savings Have Their Trade Offs
    Health Plan Premium Savings Have Their Trade Offs
    When anyone decides to do their own shopping for their health insurance coverage could be in some trouble and may not even know it. Insurance companies are smart enough to know people are emotionally driven on costs. Even a smart shopper will...
  • Health Insurance Marketplace
    Rate of uninsured adults drops to 12.9 percent, new poll reveals
    The nation’s uninsured rate continues to drop with Obamacare’s second open enrollment period well underway, according to the results of a Gallop survey published today. The survey, conducted between Oct. 1 and Dec. 30, 2014, found the...
  • form 1040 2014
    How the Obamacare Shared Responsibility Payment will affect your 2014 tax return
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin accepting tax returns for the 2015 tax season on Jan. 20, and taxpayers will see a new line on their 1040 forms this year. The Health Care: Individual Responsibility line appears in the Other Taxes...
  • No magic wand with Obamacare
    No magic wand with obamacare
    This year many people in Chicago think Christmas came early with the health insurance marketplace, AKA "Obamacare". All across America, we have preconceived notion about what the "Obamacare" plans do. Most of them are false....
  • Nuns under fire
    Affordable Care Act under fire from nuns
    Yet another religious challenge to the Affordable Care Act 's birth control mandate has surfaced in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. This Monday, December 8th, faith-based organizations argued that the government hasn't...
  • College Graduates and Health Insurance
    Health Insurance And Your 26 Year Old Kid
    Your kid in Chicago is now turning 26 years old and you have more planning to do than just a birthday get together. The Affordable Care Act has made it possible to maintain coverage for your adult kid until they reach the age of 26. With the new...
  • Democratic Sen. Schumer says passing Obamacare was a 'mistake'
    Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer says passing Obamacare was a ‘mistake’
    New York Senator Chuck Schumer spoke to the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday and blasted the passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, by saying that “Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave...
  • Fox News on Obamacare
    Fox News hosts left completely embarrassed by Senator live on the air
    Ever since the start of the Obama administration, the most controversial piece of legislation to pass through Congress and signed by the president has been the Affordable Care Act. Otherwise known as Obamacare, health care reform has ignited...
  • Obamacare's imminent demise, Part II
    Obamacare's imminent demise, Part II
    Obamacare's demise appears to be more when than if thanks MIT economist Jonathan Gruber's astonishing arrogance. This article by William Levin explains why it's teetering on the brink:Employers are subject to fines (“assessable...
  • Barack Obama
    Why Do They Hate Obama?
    One of the enduring questions of modern American politics is why Barack Obama engenders such visceral hatred on the right and among the rich (often overlapping entities)?His policies are moderate to conservative. The right screams about the...